The next step in transforming JoAnn’s overcrowded space into a functional office was scanning. JoAnn has been saving paper copies of her past work, as well as other reference materials, in large binders in her office. They were taking up valuable space and creating clutter, so we suggested that she scan the documents she no longer needed physical copies of.
While JoAnn had considered this option before, she never followed through because the task of scanning that many documents is fairly time consuming and overwhelming. Thankfully, we were able to partner with Scan-Doc to help us tackle the project. Scan-Doc was able to convert five entire bankers boxes worth of JoAnn’s binders into electronic files stored safely on a flash drive and organized into convenient sub folders.
Many of JoAnn’s reference materials are now paperless, stored in electronic files to save space. She told us the scanning “was one of the most exciting parts of this whole experience. I was over the moon to receive five bankers boxes worth of scanning; it cleared out so much space and now that they’re electronic, I can use them so much more efficiently.” JoAnn can now reference what she needs from the comforts of her computer, rather than sifting through piles of paper.
Continue following our blog for the final steps we took in JoAnn’s office transformation, as well as the big reveal of her new functional office!
Photo courtesy of Leo V. Santiago.
Special thanks to Scan-Doc for their scanning services.