Since starting my new job last April, I haven’t printed anything.
Everything I do is digital. I write, edit, and publish words online using my computer. Everything I need is in one place: on my beloved laptop. I love the simplicity of a paperless office.
Here are a few paper saving tips:
- Print or write on both sides of the paper. Save old printouts for reprinting or note taking.
- Before you click print, stop what you’re doing, drop to the floor and roll. While rolling, think do I really need to print this?
- If while rolling on the floor you decide you really need to print, use print preview so there are no surprises.
- Print just what you need and not the whole caboodle. Every page you don’t print counts.
- Take notes online with software like Evernote or OneNote.
- Go digital. Books, magazines, and newspapers are available online.
- Find something you want to read later? Bookmark it, add the page to your Favorites, or use Evernote.
- Buy recycled paper. Buying recycled products helps create a market for recycled paper.
If you follow these tips you’ll save money and trees.
How about you? How little can you print?