Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you are looking for a particular file or folder on your device, and you cannot find it? Please do not lie; we all have been there. Creating and saving documents is easy, but organizing them is a huge task.
We tend to store many files and folders in our many devices and forget about them. To easily access any file or folder from our devices, we should organize them nicely. This article helps you with a few tips that will help you manage your documentation.
Let us explore some tips!
Make a routine to declutter.
Decluttering will help you discard files that are useless to you and free up a lot of space on your system. You can quickly determine which data is unused, like old new files, downloads, cookies, and other unnecessary data, and discard them.
Segregate the files.
Anything not used frequently, like old pictures with sentimental value, can be stored in a pen, flash, or hard drive. The rest of the documents or files you access frequently can be stored on your device.
As silly as it might seem, this is an essential part of document organization. Decide a syntax for naming your files and folder and store them accordingly. Naming using a syntax will make it easy and faster for you to access the files whenever required. You can also put dates in the name to make it more efficient.
Standardize the files.
PDFs are the most standard format that is reliable and trustworthy. Convert XLSX to PDF or any document format to PDF and save it to your system so that if your system changes or updates, the file is still compatible. Tools like PDFSimpli perform various operations on PDFs, like editing, splitting, merging, or even converting Excel to PDF.
Nest the folders.
If you feel there can be subcategories in the folder, you can club similar documents together and put them in a subfolder. Nesting the folders will make searching for the required file easy and fast.
It is essential to keep your device organized for the long run. These simple tips will help you in doing that. If you forget to do this in your daily routine, you can do it weekly or fortnightly so that it does not become crazy. A sane system keeps you sane!