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Reducing our Footprint

Going Paperless

What is the next step after cancelling your local paper and stopping junk mail?

Our next step will be to get paperless statements for ALL of our regular monthly bills. Over the last few years we have tried to go with paperless statements. I missed a few payments. Then I switched back to paper. But a year or so ago we tried again. We have been able to somewhat pay attention to that e-mail reminder to pay our mobility bill. With that success I have added our banking statements. We never really look at them anyways so it won’t be missed. Up next is hydro and gas. Both are regular monthly amounts that I can set up automatic payments for. Another annoying bill we get in our mail box is for the toll bridge. Don’t get me started on why I think paying to go over a bridge is crap! I’d rather just get the monthly damage put directly on credit card so that it’s less of a hassle. Out of sight, out of mind.

Imagine opening up your mailbox everyday and finding nothing!

~Stephanie

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About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.

Discussion

5 thoughts on “Going Paperless

  1. You get a monthly bill to use a bridge? Wow that’s different. We have toll roads here, but you pay when you use it, dropping your money in as you go. Of course I have alternatives to avoid the toll roads but now and then I’ve taken them just for a change of scenery. The price has increased so much recently I think it’s ridiculous so I now avoid it all together.

    Congrats on going paperless, I did a while back and am happy I did.

    Posted by livingsimplyfree | September 2, 2012, 11:50 am
  2. God, opening up the email everyday and finding nothing would be a dream. This all sounds fabulous!!

    Posted by Jennifer | September 2, 2012, 8:20 pm
  3. What about the elderly or people that don’t have a computer. We are fed the bull about saving a tree. Well if you go paperless won’t you still make a copy in case your computer fails. What your not saving is probably someone’s job. Maybe if people stopped paying bills completely someone may get the drift. They can also stick they take money direct form you account. If theiris a mistake could take a month or so before it gets corrected.

    Posted by Gord | August 30, 2014, 8:04 pm

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