That decision is to scan all of them to disc and toss the paper. I starting thinking that at the rate I am going and if I stay a surveyor for the rest of my working life I will have enough files to fill a garage.
This has got to stop.
I am implementing a new procedure this year. I am only going to have temporary paper files and any notes sketches etc will be scanned at the end of the job and then the paper goes into the recycle.
I do realize that there will always be exceptions to this way of thinking, however we have virtually every document we need available online and I can always re-print.
I believe 2012 marks the time for space saving storage on multiple discs stored in a safe. I think this is a forward thinking situation as long as I am diligent about the after scan and it is absolutly the wave of the future.
I can keep a couple of cabinets around for those files that need to be here but the rest it's bye bye.
Oh yeah, I mean all files, business, jobs, whatever.
Did I mention that my teenage daughter will be doing the scanning of the back items? She doesn't know yet so it will be a big surprise. Any of you that have a teenage daughter will understand that this could be a grim circumstance :)