For me the starting point is "How easily will I be able to find this information again if I need it in 10 years time?" For me I frequently, as in once or twice a week, find myself digging into files that I haven't looked at for years or sometimes even decades. The fact that I can find the information I remember saving and then use it is wonderful.
Originally Posted by curtis
What I have done to reduce the volumes of paper is I scan a lot of financial and personal records that it's very unlikely I will ever need (tax stuff for example) but am required to keep. That frees up the physical cabinets for the nuggets of useful stuff squirreled away over the last umpteen years.
When I purge one question I am asking now is if I can handle having this item as a digital copy rather than a paper one.
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