Considering making your office paperless? Going paperless is a great way to reduce both costs and clutter. But not everyone knows quite how to get started. If you are interested in going paperless and just looking for how to take the first steps, we are here to help. Below are a few tips for making your office paperless.
Banks, cards, and loan companies love paperless statements and bill paying. In fact, they love it so much that some companies will offer special incentives to convince you to forgo printed statements. It makes sense, as it does save them time, money, and resources. To make the switch, log into your account or call the company and ask to be switched to paperless.
In the vast majority of cases, there is no reason to print. If you need to keep a document safe or you need to share it with collaborators, it is easier to do online. There are plenty of options to choose from, from Google Drive to Microsoft Office Drive to Dropbox and more. And you might want to use more than one for storage as a way to guard against any mishaps.
Say goodbye to your fax machine; it is officially a relic of the past. Now, scanning and emailing is more efficient and uses no paper besides the one you are scanning. And if you do not have a scanner, do not run out and buy one. Instead, use TurboScan, an app that allows you to use your camera as a scanner, converting images into PDFs.
Do you find yourself tempted by printing too often? Make it more difficult to do. Turn off the wireless function on your printer and move it to somewhere in the home that is away from your computer. While getting up and taking your computer to the printer isn’t the end of the world, chances are it will be enough to make you rethink your decision to print.