This weekend, I plan on organizing my desk at home, throwing out any old, unused items, creating new folders and re-organizing existing files. I liken it to doing my closet, except you have to hold onto your financial documents for a lot longer than your unworn, dated clothing! In the office, I have no choice but to follow the rules set by the accounting department. However, at home, I want to streamline my life and drawers by scanning and shredding! I decided to do a little research and found the article How to Buy a Scanner to be very helpful. It made me realize I have a short list of requirements and I was happy to see that there are lots of options for function, size and price. Top of my list was a feeder for multiple pages, back and front scanning as a bonus and space is limited so I really wanted a small unit. I got some direction from The 10 Best Scanners and then did some searching of my own:
I really like the NeatDesk (why is it that I always gravitate to the most expensive?) but I need to read a little more about each one before I take the plunge and purchase. In the past, I’ve found that you need to buy a better shredder because in my experience, the less expensive models jam and break easily and need to be replaced more frequently. I have a similar model (pictured below) from Amazon and it works perfectly for our needs:
If you have a great scanner that you would like to share with me, please leave a comment. I cannot wait to start scanning my recipes, bills, and all the pages I tear out of magazines!