Raeve 9 Posted March 27, 2015 Share Posted March 27, 2015 Hi, I'm a somewhat new Evernote user and started using it because of a desire to have a paperless household. Over and over the recommendations for going paperless almost always included Evernote in some part of their workflow. As the time has passed, I'm realizing that my current notebook setup is not tenable for the the future (or now really). I don't have tons of notebooks but just enough to be unwieldy. And, the names are too complex in an effort to be broad enough to cover what I hoped to. But it's a mess & getting worse with each day as more information gets added. I've stepped back on scanning till I can get a handle on this so that the problem doesn't get any worse. For specifics, I probably have 25 notebooks, give or take, no stacks, lots of tags. I feel like I need a little more organization than just a couple of notebooks. I just have some documents that I'd rather not get mixed up with every single website or article saved, interesting shopping products, gift ideas, or sentimental stuff. Conversely, I don't mind if a lot of those things are together, minus the sentimental stuff. In addition, my husband and I both use the account since it's our family paperless solution. I'm using it way more than he is due to familiarity & me being more of the techie in our family. So, I should also give him a separate notebook. I hope to start doing some blogging this year, just for my own sanity & don't know how to treat stuff like that. I also have sort of a huge mess call health which has a bunch of stuff from Healthcare to research/learning since I'm dealing with a rare genetic disorder. I don't know if records, bills etc should be split off from the articles or if they should stay as is. I wonder if receipts should have their own notebook (current setup does) but then should I expand that to purchases and have product warranties, manuals and other information all in the same notebook. Then I wonder I bills & receipts should go together but that doesn't seem to mesh somehow. I've found a few people on blogs who post their general notebook setup & it's helpful for ideas. Several said that, like me, they found they needed to make changes in their notebook setup from when they started. I emailed a couple of people who had said they'd be happy to help with such things but no response. So I decided I'd turn to the Evernote community for ideas. I'm actually embarrassed to write this. I know I should be able to figure this out but I just can't get my head around it. Trying to figure out what works both now and looking into the future is do complex.Any thoughts you could give me, whether a way to get my head around this,sharing some of your setup or any ideas or advice would be amazingly helpful. I'm really looking forward to hearing your thoughts. Thanks so much. Link to comment
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