This post is brought to you by IDBS eln and the #letsgopaperless movement.
It’s 2016, we’re supposed to have flying cars and hover boards that actually hover over the ground. Yet, we’re still using traditional pen and paper for our daily needs. Can we truly function in a paper free world?
Old habits are hard to break. I can't tell you how many times I have grabbed a pen a paper when my phone was in my hand? Our mobile devices have note pads in apps, all of them do but what is it about pen and paper that is so appealing to us?
Below are 4 EASY tips to help transition to a totally paperless work environment and eventually a paperless life!
Digital Business Cards
Business cards seem like one of the those unavoidable, absolutely necessary uses of paper. But it's not! Contap is the e-business card, allowing you to digitally share your information with whoever instantly. So when you're out and need constant contact, you're only a click away.
Access to your ideas from across the globe
Pen and paper is convenient for obvious reasons. You can fold it up and stuff it in your pocket, it’s feather weight and if it breaks you can tape it back together. However, losing an important piece of paper is such a tragedy. Going paperless and placing your sensitive and important stuff on your cloud is such an excellent way to keep track of your ideas from wherever you are even if you’re thousands of miles from home. This frees up the mentally capacity to worry about other things instead of where you placed your paper.
Digital Calendars + To Do Lists
Traditional to do lists are only as good as the eyes that see them. Meaning, if your to do list is stuck in your house while you’re on the road, that spells trouble for your goals. Digital calendars are not only accessible from anywhere but can also alert you on your mobile device (or watch) at the appropriate time to get something done. Paper calendars just lack character.
Scanning Important Items
Certain things such as Birth Certificates and social security cards you definitely need the original of for obvious purposes. But that first class ticket stub that you want to claim on your taxes can definitely be scanned electronically and then used for recycled goods.
And of course, because moms are workers too, below are 3 tips for Mom's to be a part of the #letsgopaperless
-Utilizing card board boxes as flash cards
-Using Chalk Paint to turn surfaces/ old paper into re-useable items
-Using a Nook instead of baby books
What are some steps that you've taken to become paperless? Comment below!