While we are trying to use as little paper as possible in our home office, the reality is that we are not quite there yet. The NY times reports about Chris Uhlik, an engineering director at Google who has taken his family paperless by gradually scanning all his reference books and dealing with lists, letters and calendars all digitally. The end result is the ability to search everything without having to physically shuffle through papers. If sitting around for days on end scanning your photos and other documents is not something that you are particularly interested in, companies like Scan Cafe will do it for you. The paperless home office is now within reach , you just make sure that you have a plan to back up all this data if you go down this route.