Today I want to share with you a very simple, and yet time consuming challenge. If you do this though, it will save you HOURS of work time.
I want to challenge you today to take some time out of your busy work day to organise your computer files.
If you are anything like me, you save files all over the place. Often you are in a rush to get work out, or load the next image on your Etsy store, so you save the file where is most convenient. But that means when you need that file again, you spend hours looking for it.
Sorting out your computer can not only increase your productivity but also boost your mood and your creativity. It means your work day will run more smoothly, and with a lot less frustration.
Take the time to sort out and shape up your computers filing system and I promise you, you will save hours of your time each month.
I have always been one for folders, but I often find there was no rhyme or reason as to what I have saved where. All of my work stuff just went in a big WORK folder. Some images were saved into an image folder, others under a Facebook folder and some just hung around on my desktop.
Like keeping your desk clean and orderly, make it part of your weekly routine to tidy up the files that got put in the wrong place. This is one of those great, do it in front of the TV kind of jobs. Or on a day when you are finding it hard to get motivated.
Another quick tip in the same vain is to create a folder of master files. Keep things like your logo design file, your branding style sheet, any email or product templates you refer to regularly on a weekly basis to make them easily accessible.