Going paperless

So we moved house. And I’m determined for this house to remain relatively clutter free. At least upstairs. So we’re going paperless. The plan is to use a fancy pants scanner to upload a PDF version of every letter, or college hand out, or church document, or receipt, or anything we want to keep to Evernote. And to do some sort of tagging and sorting in the cloud.

This might sound like “Getting Things Done” (GTD), or “being environmentally conscious”… But it’s not. I promise. I just don’t want to have to keep picking up rubbish, or have an obscene amount of college reading to sort through next time we move house.

Anyway. This is the tool I’ve picked for the job, the Doxie Go:

I’m oddly excited about an office peripheral.

Anybody out there got some good paperless tips? Or other general decluttering methods? I toyed with the idea of turning all my books into ebooks using 1 dollar scan… but I am still stubbornly tactile.

The author

Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the pastor of City South Presbyterian Church, a church in Brisbane, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus. If you'd like to support his writing financially you can do that by giving to his church.

5 thoughts on “Going paperless”

  1. After years of trying to declutter my house, I’ve determined the best method is to bring less stuff into my house. I’m quite fascinated by the minimalist movement.

    I tried Evernote and just found it frustrating.

  2. Did you get this directly from the Doxie website or a store? I’m hoping to buy this without paying for the $30 shipping fee.

Comments are closed.