Steps to Going Paperless


I’ve been working on going (largely) paperless. I’m slowly getting rid of paper files. I’ve just moved 90 boxes of books, but I hardly moved any files, which has been really nice.

Here’s how I’ve been doing it. Three steps:

  1. I signed up for Evernote Premium.
  2. I bought a scanner: a Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300. I’m amazed. Why didn’t anyone tell me about this product before?
  3. I scanned and uploaded documents directly to Evernote using the scanner software.

That’s it. Evernote Premium automatically goes through and makes the PDFs searchable. I can upload a ton of documents without sorting them, and quickly find what I’m looking for by doing a simple search. I couldn’t do that with my filing cabinet. I’m finding old seminary papers and lectures that I’d forgotten about long ago.

I’d love to hear any tips you have on going paperless.

Steps to Going Paperless
Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash

I'm a grateful husband, father, oupa, and pastor of Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills. I love learning, writing, and encouraging. I'm on a lifelong quest to become a humble, gracious old man.
Toronto, Canada