Organizing and Computers

Computers are great! I absolutely love them and they do greatly benefit our lives.  However, there are some challenges we’re discovering now with the abundance of internet, increasing storage space and demand of speed.  Today, we’ve got 2 things to talk about in regards to computers and organization.

First let’s talk about how we can use computers in our organizing.  Computers are a great way to create and update lists.  For example, it’s easy to create a list of foods in your pantry, update it as you eat items and know what you need to buy or what you didn’t like.  Second, it’s easy to make labels that young ones can read or put pictures on labels for the really young so they can help you do the organizing in the house (or at least their room).  Also, while you’re creating lists, you can create a list of your valuables and store it on a flash drive or storage site on the internet so you can access it should something happen.  Organizing your business files on computers is necessary and saves trees too!  Put those client lists, product descriptions, information about your suppliers, financial information and other important information that help you run your business in easy to find files.

Second, let’s talk about organizing on computers.  Computers are quickly becoming stockpiles of information that we have more difficulty navigating.  The more precise labeling you can do on your computer the easier it will be for you to find things.  This includes the infamous email inbox.  Don’t let files stay in your inbox.  Have designated folders in your email where you can store things so you can quickly find them when you need them.

If you’re just getting started using your computer to help you organize, or organizing on your computer, it can seem overwhelming.  Decide to devote 10 minutes a day to doing both activities and in a month or few months time you will have your computer files helping you organize your house and your computer files will be neatly organized so you can find anything you need.

Share your thoughts, comments and questions below!

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