Throughout the school year we accumulate lots and lots of electronic files of all kinds. All of these files are stored somewhere on your computer, but where? When you go to look for an important document does it take you 5 seconds or 5 annoying minutes to find it? Or worse, maybe you can’t find it at all and are forced with having to recreate it or hunt it down elsewhere…argh! A cluttered desktop and unorganized computer files can really slow you down and we coaches/teachers do not have time to waste.
If your docs could also benefit from some tidying, a few hours dedicated to tackling this project might really pay off in the happy and effective coach/teacher factor. Take a look at how I went from “Boo” to “Woo Hoo!”
As you create your subfolders and continue to sort, notice how you’ve been naming your files. If you haven’t been using dates as part of your naming system, you might consider beginning to do so. Here’s an article that helps explain why.
Here’s the fun part! Now that you’ve done all that sorting and purging, choose an inspiring desktop wallpaper that will help prevent future clutter.
There are lots of different ways to keep your computer files organized. Any tips or tricks to share?
Thanks for reading,