Earth Month continues through April, which means we have another way for our readers to practice mindful, eco-friendly habits. One of the ways to reduce your carbon footprint is to become as paperless as possible in the home. Thanks to cutting-edge digital technologies, transitioning to a paperless lifestyle isn’t the impossible feat it was two decades ago. Here are some tips on how to go paperless at home:
📃 Switch to online bill payments and statements: One of the easiest ways to reduce paper waste is by opting for online bill payments and statements. Paperless billing options allow you to view your bills and pay them online.
📃 Use digital storage for important documents: Instead of keeping physical copies of important documents like contracts and tax returns, consider using a digital storage system like Dropbox or Google Drive. This not only saves space but also makes it easier to access and share documents.
📃 Digitize old documents and photos: If you have a lot of old documents and photos that you want to keep, consider digitizing them. You can use a scanner or take photos of them with your smartphone and store them in a digital format.
📃 Use e-books and audiobooks: Instead of buying physical books, consider using e-books or audiobooks. This not only saves paper but also saves space and makes it easier to carry around multiple books.
📃 Reduce junk mail: Junk mail is not only annoying but also wasteful. You can reduce the amount of junk mail you receive by opting out of mailing lists and using a service like Catalog Choice to stop receiving catalogs.
📃 Use digital notes and lists: Instead of using paper notes and lists, consider using a digital note-taking app like Evernote or Google Keep. This not only saves paper but also makes it easier to organize and search for notes.
In conclusion, going paperless at home is an effective way to reduce waste and save money. With a few changes to your habits and routines, you can make a positive impact on the environment and streamline your life.
When you go paperless with us, you’ll fall in love with the benefits! Check balances, use eStatements, and more digitally. Find out more at www.calcomcu.org or call 855.9CALCOM (855.922.5266).