But it was still a little strange-feeling.
And then, after paying my bills online per usual, I noticed that a bunch of the companies are now offering to send the bills via email. No more paper mail. They aren't worried about me keeping a paper copy. I have been paying my bills online for years—for convenience, to save postage. So I went, practically overnight, from feeling a bit of trepidation towards tossing out an old habit along with the paper receipts to embracing this new system and feeling free and unburdened. I want to start going through all my old files and start scanning and paper-tossing. We'll see if I actually end up doing any retrospective scanning. But I do now have a way to eliminate the paper as it enters the house.
Look at me, paperless.