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Organizing 101: What's On Your Desktop?

Are you faced with hundreds of folders, secret file names, and a full recycle bin?

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Photography: Bea Marquez (Main Photo)

Going home to a clean and organized home is one of the nicest feelings in the whole wide world. But once you open your laptop to check on work, can you easily locate the files that you need? Keep in mind that the tips that you apply to your room and the whole house in general can also apply to your digital files and belongings. Just think about the benefits of having a neat desktop with properly named folders and files—you get to find what you need in a snap and finish your work as soon as possible.

Here are three tried-and-tested tips that apply to your physical and digital workspaces:

Segregate your files into specific folders

A messy desktop can cause your computer to lag and process commands extra slowly. If your photos, word files, and music compilations are taking over, start by grouping like items together and naming each folder properly. Old photos can be grouped per year and if you've already printed or uploaded them, you can save them on a CD for safekeeping. As much as possible, your desktop should only have two to three folders—with files and items that you use often.

RL Tip: After fixing your files, you can use a lovely or refreshing wallpaper to inspire you to keep your desktop organized.

Let go of your files from a decade ago

Do you still have files from 10 0r five years ago? These items are taking up memory that you can still use and maximize. Check your folders and those that are safe to be deleted must be discared ASAP. Important files can be saved to an external hard drive or DVD.

Keep only the things that you need

Just like how you organize your closet and drawers, keep only the essentials. Group the applications that you always use in one folder and make sure you delete items that you no longer need or use. You can do this weekly or every month.

Photo by Paolo Feliciano.

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