electronic wonderland

2012 is the year of going paperless.

For me, at least. You know the old saying, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’? Well I did fix it, and now it’s better than ever.

At the end of last year I got my first ever smartphone, and it seems to have facilitated an unexpected personal revolution. I’ve suddenly decided to banish all paperwork, and am embracing new technology like it’s going out of fashion.

I could have easily carried on in black and white, so what kick-started this change? Was it a sudden urge to rescue the environment? A desperate need to save some money? Or simply a desire to create more space? In fact, it was none of the above. It was, quite frankly, to get with the times.

So since we’re almost half way through the year (yes, it has gone that quick), here’s how we’re looking on the paperless front.

On the first of January the diary was thrown out the window and I finally went electronic. Instead of lugging around an A5 book everywhere I go, I can now access my calendar from various platforms anywhere in the world.

My incomparable love of lists (see thanks for the memories) has also moved into the 21st century. My new favourite app Wunderlist means no more writing and re-writing endless notes.

And thankfully in the midst of this lifestyle upgrade, theadminassistant was also born to be completely paperless.

So if you’re going to do something you may as well do it properly, and I am completely embracing this modern life. Before you know it I will be new ambassador for all things paperless! Next step: household filing. Now if I could just find some time to do some scanning and shredding…