How To Be The Most Organised Person In The World

How To Be The Most Organised Person In The World

Look around you. Do you have scattered sheets of paper waiting to be filed? Is your workstation cluttered with stuff you no longer use? Are your drawers riddled with relics from the past? Now how about your computer? Is your desktop the go-to destination for just about everything?

How organised are you, really? It takes a lot of hard work to stay on top of things, but if you manage to take control of your life, it can be extremely rewarding. So where do you begin? This infograph from Greatist would be a good start. It may be slightly outdated (recommends Google Reader) but overall, it’s still a very useful infograph.

Take the time to read it — you’ll be bound to learn something.

via Infographicals.com

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Comments (12)
  • Ramanan

    Catch is no more available.

  • Anonymous

    No disrespect intended, but organized is spelled wrong in the title and in the body…good subject matter though.

    • Not Anonymous Annie

      Looks like they are using the British or perhaps Canadian spelling, using ‘s’ instead of ‘z.’

      Great article…will be sharing!

    • Jackson

      Yeah, I was taught British English. I’ll stuff my z’s elsewhere ;)

  • Richard Steven Hack

    By the way, re Google Reader, I’ve tried a number of RSS utilities on Linux – almost all suck rocks. I ended up using Thunderbird which does a decent job without a ton of bugs or stupid design decisions. One advantage to that is that I also have it set up to retrieve my Gmail accounts which gives me a local backup of my Gmail.

    As for Twitter, almost all Twitter clients suck rocks as well. I ended up using the Web access on Firefox. I wish there were a decent multiple tab desktop client for Linux but there just isn’t one that doesn’t suck. Even using the Web access in Konqueror didn’t work well. I might try the advice to have separate accounts, but I don’t want Twitter taking up any more tabs in Firefox than the one it already does.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    The idea of putting all your files under one directory isn’t terribly feasible for me. I have nearly 3TB of data – documents, videos, courses, images, utilities, etc. – which I have complete control over. I have them on two hard drives, so it’s easy to back them up. Essentially I DO have them under “one directory” (each on one partition on one hard drive.) One partition gets backed up to one backup drive, the other gets backed up to the other backup hard drive. The /home directory also gets backed up even though almost nothing is in it but config files for my applications.

    Even on Windows (I use Linux) I recommend people not store anything under My Documents, but use a separate partition to store all user data. Most Windows programs allow you to set the default data directory and it’s worth doing to ease restoring Windows when needed.

    You should have ONE directory to download things to – and it should never be the desktop because on Windows that’s under your user profile. You don’t want it there. You need an organized – or preferably blank – desktop under your user profile and a “working” directory on another partition that includes your data. Concentrate on removing everything in the download directory to the appropriate directories as soon as possible after downloading. Where possible, download things directly to the directory where they should end up, bypassing the working download directory.

    It’s a lot of work. But with 3TB of documents, images and videos, if you don’t have an incredibly organized mind, you’re going to fail. Even I manage to mislay things once in a while, mostly due to some ambiguity in where an item – usually a document or utility – should have been stored.

  • A

    Google reader no longer exists.

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