Would you like to have all of your computer files easily accessible and backed up? A disorganized computer is just like a disorganized home or office; you waste valuable time searching for things and become stressed. There’s also the danger of losing a file completely if it is not backed up properly!
Singlehop has created a 3-week plan to a clean computer. With months or years of files hiding in folders, you will need a few weeks to declutter, organize, and simplify your computer file system.
Week 1 focuses on creating a system of organization for files. I suggest creating a system that mirrors the files in your filing cabinet. Label folders in a way that makes the most sense to you, by topic or date, and sort those items accordingly so you know where to find them.
Week 2 is the time to prioritize by deleting anything you won’t use again, and keeping the files you need to archive. This is similar to throwing out or donating items you no longer use and creating keepsake boxes for items important to you, but don’t need to access frequently.
Week 3 centers on setting up a back-up plan. This is like storing your most precious items in a bank’s safe deposit box so you will never lose them. This is extremely important for computer files, and you have options such as external hard drives or cloud storage (like SingleHop’s private cloud storage). Decide what type of storage will work best for you, and upload your archive folders to that location.
As with all organizing projects, maintenance is the key to keeping your computer clean. Create a habit to organize and back-up on a regular basis so that your files are easy to find and accessible at a later date.