How to digitize my life?
December 17, 2011 10:04 AM Subscribe
Digitizing just about everything: anyone done it before? Pitfalls?
posted by stenoboy to technology (11 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I'm in the process of simplifying my life (although it seems more complicated in the doing than I thought), and I'm in the middle of digitizing everything.
I've downloaded all the books I can to my Kindle/iPad and got rid of the hard copies (given to charity shop); I've scanned in some easy-to-rip apart books that I want to read again and put those on my iPad (as a pdf); I'm now in the process of ripping all my CDs to iTunes.
What concerns me most are important documents like birth certificate, mortgage details, insurance papers, etc. I'm thinking of scanning them in but keeping the originals in a safe place. Has anyone ever got rid of the originals, and if so, has it been OK so far?
I am also wondering what the tax position is in the UK with scanned receipts as opposed to the hard copies. I am a freelancer, and I wonder if scanned receipts are deemed acceptable or too open to fraud.
Any advice, tips, or warnings?