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MEJG

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efficient filing system
« on: October 19, 2015, 11:39:11 AM »
Does anyone have a filing system they love?

I hate filling and feel like our paperwork is totally unorganised.  Thanks for any and all recommendations.

MEJG

edited because I'm terrible at spelling
« Last Edit: October 19, 2015, 12:01:31 PM by MEJG »

tarheeldan

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Re: efficient filling system
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2015, 12:00:29 PM »
Beans. Very filling and cost efficient.

tarheeldan

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Re: efficient filling system
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2015, 12:02:01 PM »
But seriously, I use the Microsoft Office Lens app to digitize any paperwork.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.office.officelens&hl=en

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Re: efficient filing system
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2015, 01:49:46 PM »
I file my papers in roughly chronological order. In other words, I put them in a stack. Insertion is O(1); retrieval is O(n). It works okay until you need to do a lot of retrievals...

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Re: efficient filing system
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2015, 02:44:03 PM »
Step 1:  Have everyone that sends you bills/statements send them electronically.  In other words, stop the flow of any new paper.
Step 2:  File statements on your pc and some kind of backup (external drive or cloud service) as they come in. 
Step 3:  As you have time, scan any paper items you plan on keeping long term (tax returns, for example).  The short term stuff, you can either scan or just wait a couple of years, then shred.

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Re: efficient filing system
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2015, 07:35:36 PM »
I use EXT4, but most people use NTFS.

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Re: efficient filing system
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2015, 07:58:07 PM »
the scansnap scanner is amazing - you need a fair amount of paperwork on an ongoing basis to justify it, but if that's you, i love it.