My Goal: A Paperless Office
Most of the time I work and study at home and at the moment I have eleven folders with papers and letters and two boxes with stuff. It makes me feel bad to look at them because when I have to move, this will make it difficult again. I hate moving because I never have money to arrange a car or a house moving company to transport it.
Last year I sent some stuff in big packages to my new flat [I had to transport them by foot to the post office -.-] and filled a suitcase, a backpack and one or two bags with my stuff and went by train and bus multiple times. It was horrible. I hated it. It was the coldest winter and the suitcase got stuck in the snow, it was slippery, cold and I was slow and my back ached… It was uncomfortable to travel because lots of trains make it difficult to carry heavy stuff into them and of course I didn’t want to make anyone wait.
Just horrible memories.
Goal: The Paperless Office
I made it my goal to have only one folder with certificates and receipts (I can’t throw them away, I need them as originals for University and taxes, etc.) and scan or throw away the rest within the next three months when I am going to move again. When I have the money later that year I want to buy one scanner which also prints, so I have one less machine at my desk. This is what it looks like at the moment:
If you have also made that kind of changes in your office or at home I’d be glad to read some tips in the comments or you can send me a personal message here: Anna [at] AnnaYoung.me
Edited: I forgot to mention, that I cannot scan my music books with sheet music but my goal remains the same: To have as little as physical stuff in my flat as necessary by the end of September 2017. I think this is going to be a beautiful journey to my goal of personal minimalism.