So much paper wanders through our lives on a daily basis… like a train, coming and going. Have you ever thought about it? Bills, newspapers, magazines, credit card offers, store fliers, realtor cards, etc… all of theses seem to make their way into our homes, whether they are wanted or not. Can you imagine what the landfill or recycling center look like?
In today’s advanced world of technology, we practically can be paperless… if we really wanted to be. But it does require a little patience, a willingness to learn how and a determination to follow through.
A few years ago, my father in law was visiting and noticed how much my family used our tablet for. He asked some questions about how to see this, and how to find that. A few days passed and he wanted to buy one. What??? This man barely knows how to turn on a computer. To this day, he loses the power button. He even took a class on learning computers. And now he wants a tablet? So I said…OK! Let’s make this happen!
Now my father in law is quite proficient with his tablet. He has all his newspapers, his books, his photos, his email, and his bills on his tablet. Think about all that paper that is no longer showing up in his mailbox. And the added bonus is that he can travel with it all in one device.
So now when my father in law visits, he usually starts his day on the patio with coffee and all of his “newspapers” on his tablet. He reads for hours. Then in the afternoon, he can be found again on the patio reading a book (on his tablet). And to cap off the day, he can be found on the same patio playing some sort of game on his tablet. Do you see a common thread here? HE LOVES HIS TABLET!!!
Some steps to consider if you are interested in going paperless are:
- What do I like to read…I bet there is an app for that
- Which bills can I pay online and receive the statements through email
- Can I setup bill pay through my bank
At first, these questions can be overwhelming. Just take it one step at a time. Not everything has to be done all at once. Doing 1 or 2 things a week can stop so many things showing up in the mailbox.
But if this daunting to you, please consider calling Rediscovered Moments Concierge. We have specialists who are specifically trained to declutter the paper. They would be happy to help convert your paper into the online world.
Written by: Kimberly Lapointe
Concierge Specialist, Rediscovered Moments Concierge
Kimberly Lapointe's career of over 20 years as an LPGA Golf professional combined with being a small business owner has developed her skills in customer service and business management. She is especially skilled in organization, financial and time management, and teaching. Kimberly's background as an assistant professor at Wellesley College has helped her develop her abilities in teaching others to succeed. In addition, Kimberly has an extensive background in merchandise displaying for golf stores and resorts. This experience gives her knowledge in improving spacial use and organization of personal items.
Kimberly also takes pride in the management and care of her home. From the day to day management of finances to organization of storage areas, Kimberly has a passion for creating ease and a sense of peace in her home for her family.