First things first – you need the technology to go paperless.
Most people can start out with a smartphone to capture images of unwanted paper, but eventually I think it’s best to get a good scanner. When I was an auditor I used a Fujitsu ScanSnap scanner, and I know that they work really well even after being used intensely for a while. The version that I got works with a Mac or PC, and it can wirelessly scan to the Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote and more. Here is my scanner (please click the image to access the Amazon affiliate link):
It’s an amazing scanner – the quality is incredible! I don’t feel guilty about scanning cards, kids’ artwork, photos, etc. – otherwise sentimental items are so well-preserved that I don’t feel bad scanning and discarding the originals.
I like having a portable ASUS monitor that connects to my laptop that I use to multi-task – a must-have for me at tax-time. It’s nice not having to print out the supporting documentation for the tax returns that I prepare – I just pull up the document on one screen, and do the preparation on the other. Super easy. Here is my portable monitor (please click the image to access the Amazon affiliate link):