Ah, the good old days when organizing my closets and cabinets was my goal and, really, once those were organized it was just a matter of putting things in their place to maintain. *cough*
Once I had kids I had to add not just their stuff but eventually their school papers. I’m pretty sure half the boxes in my garage are old pieces of school made art and a whole lot of spelling tests.
And, because that wasn’t enough, I have tech stuff to organize now too.
I hadn’t thought much about it. I knew there was probably some way to organize everything, besides having it all in specialized groups, but it was never a priority for me.
Of course, now I’m starting school and I can’t be searching for everything on my phone screen, or even on my laptop. So, inspired by my fave guy, Thomas Frank, I decided to get those “small” things organized so I can focus on the big things, like finding parking the first day (I might just ride my bike).
So this is my start screen for my laptop. I actually don’t think I’ve ever used this feature on a browser. It’s much easier than forgetting why I came online in the first place, which is usually what I do. 😉
This is my phone screen. As with the browser screen I have all my most used stuff easily available. The rest is in groups.
One thing I’ve made sure of on both these is that social media is not what I see. While Pet Rescue might prove a problem, social media is far more of a time suck for me. I don’t actually play a lot of games but I can spend a whole hour scrolling mindlessly through tumblr when all I went on there for was to find new pics of Judi Dench.
(That’s for you tayryn. :D)
All in all, let’s face it, this was the easiest organization job I’ve ever performed. If the rest of my organization was this easy, my weekend would have been far more pleasant. 🙂
Watch the video. He’s probably more motivational…though I think that pic of young Judi Dench in Cabaret is pretty motivational. 😉