I'm using FileThis to help automate a lengthy chore. The free service fetches bank statements for me and deposits them into my DropBox account.
PDF documents were littering up my desktop, waiting to be read. I avoided reading them at my desk, and printing them out just traded digital clutter for paper. Now I simply email PDF's to my iPad where they wait unobtrusively until I'm ready for them. Here's how.
Here's how I remember to download bank statements, every month, from multiple websites - and make this paperless statement thing as painless as possible.
Reduce junk mail by registering with the Direct Marketing Association’s "Mail Preference Service" at DMAChoice.org. It's worth the few minutes it takes to elect three blanket preferences - one each for catalogs, magazines, and other mail offers.
Round up all those paper catalogs you got over the holiday buying season and opt-out of each title you don't want at CatalogChoice.org. I grabbed a stack and in less than 45 minutes, created a free account and opted-out of 24 catalogs, plus two phone books.
Going paperless is a win-win for everybody. Or is it? Let's take a look at the pros and cons, including environmental impact and security, longevity, and other risks that a paperless life entails.