I think you’ll all agree when I say that paperwork is one of the biggest clutter culprits in most homes. ‘Going paperless’ is a semi-regular series on eliminating paper from your home in order to save time, reduce clutter and benefit the environment.
Step 2: Digitising
One of my earliest posts waaay back in June 2010 was about carrying a home notebook. It was a small spiral bound notebook I wrote down references about our house, such as dimensions of furniture.
Of course, the problem with a paper-based system is that you had to remember which handbag it was in and it tended to get really tattered and messy with scribbled updates.
My notebook has now gone high-tech! I set it up in Evernote on my desktop computer (way quicker to type everything in) but I can easily access and edit it on my phone when I’m out-and-about. I love that if I find some cute storage boxes I know they’ll fit into the shelves back at home. It seriously cuts down the time spent returning too-short curtains and too-big frames.
I haven’t tried it yet but I believe you can also share notes with other users (don’t know how much use it will be though, pretty sure The Man has never been casually wandering around a furniture store by himself and thought ‘Gee, that’s a gorgeous tablecloth, if only I knew what size our dining table was’).
Do any of you guys have a reference system like this? Or are you more a of a cross-your-fingers-and-hope kind of person?