The 2013 NYC Shredfest is on Sunday, May 19 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. I dare anyone to try and find me a better NYC Department of Sanitation event! People, don’t even try, because you can’t. Already I am walking lighter, with a song in my heart, now that this year’s date, time and location are in my google calendar. If you’re going paperless like I am (yes, it’s taking me longer than I thought!), Shredfest is a godsend! So is fermented cod liver oil, but for different reasons.
No. I’m totally late to the game. However, it’s my goal to be (mostly) paperless in 2012, and I’ve started early. I spent the last two days scanning in documents with my new Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M (M is for Mac), and let me tell you, I LOVE THIS THING! Seriously. It is amazing. It’s a document scanner, so it’s not the kind of thing you would use for photos, but oh man, for taxes, receipts you have to keep, notes from grad school, all the crap that makes up the mountain on (and around) your desk, it’s amazing. I would not be able to achieve my paperless dreams without this thing. The task is just too daunting. When the ScanSnap is closed up, the footprint on your desk is slightly less than 6″ x 12″. And it’s fast — blazing fast — and accurate. Really. OMG! I have to get back to scanning, but for realz, the Fujitsu ScanSnap is da bomb.
UPDATE 7/4/14: I’m catching up on paperwork today (nice holiday, right?) and I’m using my ScanSnap, and I can tell you – almost 3 years later – I LOVE this thing. It’s still going strong, I use it all the time, and it’s seriously the best money I ever spent. I’m still not ENTIRELY paperless yet, but darn, I am CLOSE.