Digital Mail

No I don’t mean e-mail.  I mean scanning all of my paper mail into pdf files.  See, the thing is, I’m afraid that if I don’t keep my mail as documented proof of whatever then I need it then I’ll be screwed.  So I’ve been keeping all my bills and invoices since 1996.  Starting with Bank of America Statements.

I have tons of stuff like credit reports, medical records and invoices and whatever, publisher’s clearing house invoices, cable bills etc.  All this stuff is just piling up and overwhelming so I’ve decided that it would be so much easier if I could just scan it all and make folders like Bank of America and Social Security and Bright House etc.  Then just make the files like bank of america jan 2000 etc.

I’ve been seeing commercials for Kinko’s that they will scan all your paper documents and put them on a cd for you so you can throw out all that stuff.  I think I can do it on my own thank you.  I think it’s a very good idea too, I can keep these files on a hard drive website for safe keeping just in case there is a fire and my computer dies along with all my cd’s.  Although then I risk hackers getting all my information lol.  You are never safe I swear lol.

I don’t know, I’m thinking about getting a flash drive that I can just put it all on and keep it in a safe place.  I would like to get a fire-proof safe to put all of my pictures in along with flash drives of the pictures.  Or maybe a small fire-proof safe for storing flash drives.  That would be cool yes?  Or if there is a fire all I have to do is grab all the flash drives and get the heck out of the house.  Hopefully they would all be water proof.