The computer you're using right now is a veritable jungle of data.
The number and distribution of files is overwhelming.
And trying to track down a blueprint becomes an almost difficult task.
Where do you start if your files start to get out of hand?
Fortunately, organizing your design files is not difficult at all.
Simple decency mixed with a little self-control, and rinse and repeat.
Similar to how brushing your teeth becomes second nature after repeated practice.
Your PC and your design files will be organically organized.
Alright then, here are the 5 effective ways to keep your files under control.
1. Ruthlessly delete unnecessary files
This may seem like a no-brainer, yet often the simplest solutions are disregarded.
Ignore all the hoopla around productivity tools, file streamlining procedures, and other self-congratulatory bullshit and just get rid of old, unused files.
It's analogous to straightening up your room or arranging your paper documents.
When you examine each object, you ask yourself: does this serve a useful purpose?
If not, you discard it without hesitation.
By keeping your possessions to a minimum, you can maintain order.
There are no hidden agendas.
Examine each file on your computer and ask yourself if it serves a purpose or is still vital.
When in doubt, purge it without hesitation; you won't be using it again and it's only taking up space in your virtual office.
These documents are often older versions of a project or obsolete designs.
A young woman holding a delete key...