Monday, January 5, 2015

Going Green and Getting Rid of Paper!

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Do you ever notice all those "Go Paperless Now!" and "Save the Paper" promotions on your e-accounts? I did. And I still never did it....until now. I've been paying bills on line pretty much since I've had bills and despite seeing these messages over and over I'd always hit "ask me later" or "not right now", I didn't have time to do all that work! But I would get annoyed when I received the (few) paper statements in the mail. Actually, I probably would have saved a lot of resources, mine and theirs, if I'd just gone paperless earlier. Well, better late than never??

As we get ready to transition to life on the move I really wasn't sure how we'd handle the mail situation, there are lots of options (using family members, mail forwarding services, totally neglecting the fact that we get mail...). We just had to pick something and go with it.

Being a bit of a control freak when it comes to finances, legal matters and whatever else might come in the mail, I didn't want to just bury my head in the sand and I certainly don't want to overwhelm the poor person being put in charge of scanning/emailing us the stuff we need by having them sift through loads of junk mail.

As it stands now, at least 90% of the mail we get in the mailbox is garbage anyway but by going paperless I know that the important stuff; statements, tax documents, insurance info and the like will go directly to my email inbox where I can get my grubby little OCD fingers on them pronto.

My plan (mine, as in I'm sure Ron hasn't even gotten close to thinking about this) is to lure in my Stepmonster to do the dirty job of getting our mail and forwarding the important stuff to us with the promise of a free place to stay somewhere warm anytime she wants. That should work.
It may not be easy, but it'll be worth it!
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  1. haha. We did the same. Went paperless for as much as possible and changed our legal address to my Dad's house. Still has some complications.

    Good luck

    1. Isn't it fun?!? I can't wait to update our addresses on our driver's licenses :/