While it’s possible to keep every computer file you’ve ever created; do you want or need to? Of course, the answer to that question is up to you.
Whether you keep them or not, grouping similar files into folders creates order and can help you see if a collection of files is still valid information you should hold onto.
You can create “shallow” files where a single digital folder contains every document related to general topic such as “house,” “school,” “work,” “health,” etc.
Or, you can create “deep” files where each folder contains other folders which may contain more folders that are entitled with increasingly specific topics. The final folder may contain a single document or several. For example, House > Kitchen > Appliance Warranties > individual warranties and receipts.
Today, notice the type of digital order you prefer to use and if you find it helpful or frustrating.
Susan, chief (and only) organized squirrel at A Less Cluttered Life, pursues learning, practicing, and sharing information about the everyday habits that can lead to living a better life.