As I mentioned on Day 2, I'm a hoarder/purger. The thing that most often gets purged is paper. I hate keeping it. I have yet to develop the ability to keep a decent file system, so most of my life is digital. And that is surely messy enough, so I decided it was time I enforced some organization on my virtual world.
I had been lackadaisical with creating a file hierarchy, but today was a kick in the pants kind of day to get it done. As a freelance writer/photographer, I have a lot of different files for a handful of different projects, and just tossing them all in "Documents" was no longer a useful solution. Each project now has a master folder, with sub-folders that work for me. I'm hoping to get a new external hard drive for photos, but until then, I think I can stick to this!
Another digital task that needs a little organizing is keeping track of daily deal purchases. Inspired by how Melissa found over $2,500 in "free money", I'm starting to collect my expired deals and forgotten crowdfunding perks. It's a process of phone calls and conversations, but you can always claim your deals for their paid value, even after they expire.
Need help with digital organizing? Here are some helpful posts:
• Easy Steps to De-Clutter Your Mac
• One Minute Tip: How to Paper-Free Your Desk
• How To Manage Your Personal Photo Collection Like A Professional Photographer
Is your digital world clean or cluttered?
JANUARY CURE LINKS:
• Day 14: Get Papers & Files in Order
(Images: Tara Bellucci)