Tag Archives: decluttering

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 case of the missing cases

The packing and moving process brought me to the point of epiphany. CD cases, or “Jewel cases” as I think they are called, are a waste of space.

I spent the last couple of days moving my CD collection from cases to a big CD wallet. I kept the liner notes. I tossed the plastic. I probably should have offered to give them away. But now they’re gone.

The question now, is what to do about the DVD cases. If ever I’m so poor that I want to flog off my collection on eBay they’ll probably need cases right?