October 19, 2020
by Lisa Woodruff
Did you think we would still be dealing with paper in 2020? Me neither. I was sure that the “future would be digital,” yet here I sit with stacks of paper around me and more paper in every room. If you’re wondering how to organize paperwork, start with this management system.
Paper is a Hard Habit to Break
Ours is a paper-based society.
Paper-dependence starts with birth certificates and Social Security cards. In short order, kids become paper producers. From precious handprint turkeys to report cards, they bring home so much paper that is heart-wrenching to discard. Some you keep as memorabilia; some you save for a while to remind you of an action item — like an upcoming field trip or project.
When I realized I would never be paperless, I changed my goal from eliminating all paper to having less of it.
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