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September 19, 2008

Today’s Tips on Adding Simplicity to Your Technology

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2. Match Your Digital Filing to your Paper Filing

A quick way to find things is to have you document filing be consistent, regardless of whether it is digital or paper based. So if you have a folder in your filing cabinet called “tax 2008″ for your taxation paperwork then make sure you also have a folder on your hard drive called “tax 2008″. Simple and consistent is what works best here.

Every time you go to create a new virtual folder, check for duplicates or too similiar titles. Use the most descriptive folder titles possible to avoid needing to enter the folder to see what’s there.


September 8, 2008

Today’s Tip on Adding Simplicity to Your Technology

Filed under: Organisation, Productivity — inspiredhoney @ 6:49 am

Your digital world can get very complicated and out of control if you don’t take the time to look after it. Here’s a new series in easy ways to keep things simple with your technology.

1. Label your Cables

Whether it be your computer or your home entertainment system it can be frustrating and time wasting to have to work out which cable goes with which device. I’m sure that you’ve had the experience of getting a new widget that has yet another charging cable, a cable to connect it to others devices and any number of other cables.

You can use labelling machines (such as a Brother P-Touch 55), permanent marker if it is a light coloured cable, or even plastic bread tags. if you have to travel with multiple cables, place each cable in an individual clear, zip-lock bag – labelled for easy indentification.

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