“What are you giving up during this Lenten season?” asked little Theresa the other day during our breaktime. “I’m shredding old papers.” I replied. But she expected me to give up something morally. Coming from a religious zealot, that’s hypocritical.
My plan was giving up hoarding the “paper monsters” from over one decade. That’s why I had bought a NeatDesk Wcanner for documents, receipts and business cards last Monday. I wanted a feed scanner that didn’t take up space and something cute.
The NeatWorks Scanner Software is excellent: It can scan four ways: in black and white or color and for one-sided or double-sided. For the receipts and business card, information from the old papers can be captured and pre-filled into common fields, such as dates, amounts, sales tax, emails, etc.
So far, I’ve scanned and SHREDDED records of all business cards, employment, medical, automotive, online orders, charity and education. Next would be the friggin’ FADED credit card receipts: I have placed those in a purple-colored, plastic bin for later retrieval and more detailed scanning via my BULKY flat bed scanner and printer by Canon.
And as for my net worth on useless “pieces of paper”, which have already been scanned ONE-BY-ONE and archived, I plan to scan those darn, hard work on paper both in color and double-side. These will NOT be shredded because they are PERMANENT documentations, which I have already admitted to possessing, say, last year.
Paw came by my workstation before lunchtime was served. I showed him my new NeatDesk Scanner and old receipts from Moffett Field Exchange, of which the logo was printed in dark blue on the back of these recepts! Then I showed him the nice NeatDesk orange box from the closet. But he wasn’t too happy that I had kept all those papers and expressed his disapproval by the usual “clicking” noises with his tongue.
I hope to complete this one time project by the end of Lenten Season. Of course, I expect Group A to finish as well. Going forward, I will scan and shred to my heart’s content until I go senile. Oh! What fun this will be!