So now that the taxes are done (well, OUR taxes are done…are yours?) I find myself overrun with paperwork. You know, all the files you’ve been filling for the past year? They’re all full. Your filing cabinet is full. And now you’re throwing 2014 in with 2013 and everything needs to be reorganized…but where are you going to put all those extra papers?
Believe it or not, I store hardly any files on my actual computer.
It’s true! Although I have hundreds (probably thousands, actually) of digital files of all shapes and sizes, they don’t stay on my actual computer.
1. They take up space and make the computer run slower
2. I want to be able to access them at ALL times
I work full time doing marketing for an insurance agency, but sometimes I go in early or stay late, and I always have an hour off for lunch. That comes in handy, since I also run a photography business on the side, no to mention that I’m a consultant for Clever Container…and there’s this little thing called The Road to Domestication, too! I also am very active on the Board of Directors for a local music and arts academy; I’ve got a lot going on! And I never know just where I’ll be when something needs to be taken care of!
So, I use a Seagate Portable Hard Drive. It’s the Free Agent Go Flex model. And a SanDisk Cruzer flash/jump drive, and also a PNY Technologies Attache flash/jump drive.
I always thought my desktop was pretty organized. If I’m in the middle of working on a project, it gets a little full of folders and files, but I always group them together for easy locating, and as soon as I’ve completed them, they get moved to the appropriate file – either on my computer or on my portable hard drive. On top of that, I always keep a nice background image up for inspiration, almost always from interfacelift. That’s organized, right?
Until I saw THIS!