I am often asked “how can I easily get rid of papers that enter the house?” My first question is “what types of papers come in to the house?” The typical answer is mail, bills, statements, etc. The logical response is stop them from coming in to the house. I mean, stop the physical papers.
Years ago, I heard of a service called “File This Fetch”. It is now called “FileThis“. Not sure why they dropped the fetch but the service is the same… actually it continues to get better. The gist of FileThis is you sign up for the service, connect your accounts (utilities, financial statements, pay stubs, etc) and File This fetches your statements and bills. It then files them in a location you designate. I will let you read about the security of sharing your log-ins. I am not concerned about the security. I have been sharing my logins with reputable sites like Quickbooks and Mint for years. FileThis enables you to stop receiving the paper statements and bills and still keep them organized.
I was recently asked a bunch of questions about FileThis. I figured many others may have these same questions. Check it out. See if FileThis could help you reduce the amount of papers that enter your home and helps you keep the documents more organized. (more…)