Clean Up Your Files

When you clean up old paper files, you’re at the mercy of the physical world. Maybe you (or whomever had the files before you) had the prescience to store related files in clearly marked boxes, or perhaps files are completely haphazard. Either way, you must open a box, open each folder, and handle each file.

With digital files, you’re not limited to pushing atoms around a space. There’s still clutter and stuff to sort through, but you can use the tools and techniques we’ve covered so far to make quicker work of it.

Set a Cleaning Strategy

Establishing a good file management strategy is primarily about looking forward: how you act on files you will create or receive. As time goes by, that structure makes it easier to locate ...

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