I have often written about the benefits of going paperless. (See https://goo.gl/dq0QCo for my articles concerning going paperless.) Instead of printing things on paper, I suggest using your computer to create PDF file of the documents instead. PDF files are easy to create, require less space, are easier to send by mail (by using email), are easier to copy, are easier to find in the future, and, if you really need something on paper in the future, can be printed at any time.
Macintosh users have had the capability for years of creating PDF documents from any application. Strangely, Windows did not have that capability until recently. Windows users have always needed to install third-party software in order to create PDF files. Now that has changed. Windows 10 lets you print directly to PDF from any application.
If you are using Windows 10, you can print to PDF while using almost any application by selecting FILE from the pulldown menus, selecting PRINT, and looking at the list of available printers. You should see a new “printer” called Microsoft Print to PDF. It isn’t really a printer. Instead, it is a piece of software that emulates a printer but creates PDF files instead of paper documents.
Click on Microsoft Print to PDF. When prompted, give the new PDF file a name and save it somewhere on your PC.
Some Windows 10 users report they do not see a Microsoft Print icon under the list of printers. If that happens to you, check for it under the Devices & Printers menu by opening Start and searching for printers. Should it fail to appear there, you need to enable a Windows feature that got turned off. Type Windows features into the Start menu to open the Turn Windows features on or off menu, and enable Microsoft Print to PDF.
Life without paper is great!