Moving Made Easier with ScanSnap and Evernote
I love the seamless integration between my ScanSnap scanner and Evernote. The scanner was a real lifesaver when I was moving my house at the end of last year. Because I was moving to an island where motorized vehicles are forbidden, I couldn’t simply hire a moving company and had to send all my things by post instead. Since I run a business from home and I do some paper-heavy academic work on the side, this meant that a large portion of my belongings were… papers! And millions of them.
ScanSnap enabled me to reduce a dozen boxes of documents to a single, thin folder of the most essential papers (e.g., my diplomas, birth certificate, etc.). The rest went into the scanner to be automatically archived in Evernote and straight into the recycling bin.
In fact, when the recycling truck came that week, I could distinctly hear the recycling guys huff and puff (and say a few choice words) about the boxes with my papers that they were loading onto the truck.
In short, ScanSnap enabled me to save a couple hundred dollars in shipping costs just that one time alone. Better yet, scanning all my documents gave me the incentive to go completely paperless and I’ve been keeping my home office virtually paper-free ever since. Not only does digitizing my documents help me keep everything searchable (thanks, Evernote!) and organized, but it goes a long way toward making the island where I now reside a better place to live by minimizing my paper output.
I’m a huge fan of ScanSnap and even more so after seeing how quickly it enabled me to get rid of years of paper clutter.