Not only do we live full time in our 221 sq ft tiny house, but we also use it as our office (which we work in full time). This means that our home works double duty as office and residence. Though we feel like our tiny home is super roomy, one thing we don’t have an abundance of is storage space for our office materials. Piles of receipts, paperwork, and documents were not only an eyesore when we would open our cabinets, but were also taking up valuable space.
When he heard of the concept of a paperless office we jumped on it and haven’t looked back since. By combining a well-teamed system of the ScanSnap scanner with Evernote.com, we made quick (and fun!) work of getting those piles of paperwork totally organized into fully searchable digital documents.
The beauty of the marriage between ScanSnap and Evernote.com is that they create readable files from all scanned items. This means that anytime we need to do a search for a document, all we need to do is apply the pertinent search term. No more rifling through piles of documents or sorting through files! All of our documents are saved onto our hard drive as well as in the cloud so we can access any of them from anywhere with an internet connection.
As a bonus, we managed to open up two full shelves in our cabinets by going paperless and have been thrilled with how organized everything is now. And as a double bonus, we now have a couple weeks’ supply of paper for starting fires for our Snorkel wood fired hot tub on these cold, cold days!
To watch how the ScanSnap interfaces with Evernote.com and how you too can become an organizational superhero, check out the video below we created for this week’s “Tiny House Minute” episode.