It's hard to believe, but we're getting close to the end of the year. It's a great time to declutter files so that you can start the year fresh. Here are some easy steps you can take to get started:
Review and delete: Before we even think about sorting, start by purging what you don't need. Take some time to review each file and determine if it's still necessary to keep. If you find any outdated or irrelevant files, don't hesitate to hit the delete button. It's easy to get stuck on this step, so it's really important to understand what files you need for your business.
Sort and categorize: Next, go through your files and organize them into different categories. If you haven't set up categories and folders yet, check out this post on how to get that started.
Rename and organize: Once you've removed unnecessary files, consider renaming the remaining ones with clear, descriptive names. This will make it easier to find specific files later on. Then, organize them into their respective folders for easy access.
Back up important files: Make sure to back up important files to an external hard drive or cloud storage service. This way, you'll have a secure copy of your files in case you ever need them in the future.
Archive: If you have files that you don't need to access regularly but still need to keep, consider archiving them. You can create a separate folder specifically for archived files and move them there.
The goal is to create a streamlined and efficient file organization system that works for you. By following these steps, you'll be well on your way to a tidy digital space.
Do you need help with a digital purge and declutter? Or maybe you are stuck on Step 1 and are not sure what you need to keep? Book a call with us to discuss how we can help you start the new year organized!