[Experiment] How do you organize your documents / papers? Any tips?

How do you organize your documents / papers

  • Classic folder

    Votes: 5 25.0%
  • Hanging file folder

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Accordion folder

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Letter rack

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Just dump it on one big pile

    Votes: 13 65.0%
  • Other (elab in comments)

    Votes: 2 10.0%

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Can't decide. Pros / cons? Any experience?
 
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folder i guess
 
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I don't really have any physical papers, if I do get some I just pile them up somewhere.
 
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Can't decide. Pros / cons? Any experience?
I sperate then by category and then scan em all. I do this at the end of every 3 months, I do all the documents separation.
 
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I don't really have many Important documents
 
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separate them by themes in folders and Accordion folder if you have many save the Accordion folders in boxes. You can name the folders and boxes as a classification system , that can help to see wath is insaide :feelsokman:
 
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Stuffed everything into two folders

with two of these:

You would assume there are more than five colors, jfl what is this shit?

I get the feeling that the constant flipping will wore out the documented pretty fast. Maybe one small folder or hanging file folder for each topic would have been better. :worryfeels:

I sperate then by category and then scan em all. I do this at the end of every 3 months, I do all the documents separation.
Documents separation wdym?

Best solution, because you can easily make digital a tree structure and name everything appropriately, tbh ngl.

Do you keep the original? I fear some that some accident deleting everything ngl. Are there special failure and fire proof harddrives? Maybe a cloud service would be good. IDK.

This shit makes me uncomfortable. I am so mentally dysfunctional. Can see myself easily fuck something up.
 
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Stuffed everything into two folders

with two of these:

You would assume there are more than five colors, jfl what is this shit?

I get the feeling that the constant flipping will wore out the documented pretty fast. Maybe one small folder or hanging file folder for each topic would have been better. :worryfeels:


Documents separation wdym?

Best solution, because you can easily make digital a tree structure and name everything appropriately, tbh ngl.

Do you keep the original? I fear some that some accident deleting everything ngl. Are there special failure and fire proof harddrives? Maybe a cloud service would be good. IDK.

This shit makes me uncomfortable. I am so mentally dysfunctional. Can see myself easily fuck something up.
I upload it to Google drive so even if hardrive failed it would be fine. if you don't want Google having access, you can zip the files and put password on them. or you can also use an external hardrive and copy paste everything over as a backup.

I would keep the physical copies of important documents like medical tests, bank statements,tax return. but of stuff like electric bill, water bill, coupon trash, random recipes I throw out
as for the documents separation, basically at end of three months I collect all the useless mail/documents piled up, separate them into caterogries. then scan them into the desired folders. I used to scan weekly but I don't get enough mail to justify that amount effort so I do three months.
 
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One chunky big folder fs
 
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With great efficiency and tidiness.
 
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I upload it to Google drive so even if hardrive failed it would be fine. if you don't want Google having access, you can zip the files and put password on them. or you can also use an external hardrive and copy paste everything over as a backup.

I would keep the physical copies of important documents like medical tests, bank statements,tax return. but of stuff like electric bill, water bill, coupon trash, random recipes I throw out
as for the documents separation, basically at end of three months I collect all the useless mail/documents piled up, separate them into caterogries. then scan them into the desired folders. I used to scan weekly but I don't get enough mail to justify that amount effort so I do three months.
As what filetype do you scan? Do you turn the documents into compuer readable files with any text prediction software?
 
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separate them by themes in folders and Accordion folder if you have many save the Accordion folders in boxes. You can name the folders and boxes as a classification system , that can help to see wath is insaide :feelsokman:
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alphabetical order.
in a folder, ofc.
 
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As what filetype do you scan? Do you turn the documents into compuer readable files with any text prediction software?
I use a doc scanner and turn files into PDFs if possible. in some cases only an image format works tho
 
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I use a doc scanner and turn files into PDFs if possible. in some cases only an image format works tho
Doc scanner? Is that a program that tutns images into pc words?
 
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But the content's texts are searchable and copypastable then or are they just "image" pdfs?
It’s searchable most of the time. But some documents content isn’t easily searchable unfortunately
 
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