Simplified 365: The Office - Day 6: Scanning

Simplified 365: The Office - Day 6: Scanning

Another tool in your arsenal against paper will be scanning. You only need the original, paper version of very few things.  Think:

  • Driver’s License
  • Passport
  • Social Security Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate

Other than those, I can think of very little for which a digital copy won’t suffice. In light of that, as you’re sorting your papers in the coming days, I want you to think about scanning as much as possible.  

For basic scanning, the Scannable app by Evernote is easy to use and doesn’t require an additional device.  It’s a phone app that allows you to scan and then upload directly to your Google Drive or other cloud environment.  The quality isn’t as good as a stand alone scanner, but high DPI isn’t really needed until you start scanning photos that you may eventually want to print again.  

Today’s tasks:

  • Download Scannable or borrow a friend’s scanner for the duration of the month
  • Gather up the important documents listed above and put them together in a file, safe or envelope so that you know exactly where they are.
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