How often to you find yourself searching for an important document on your computer, but can’t remember where you saved it. Your thought process goes something like this:
“Was it an attachment to an email I received? No.
Did I get it via a link to a Google Doc? No.
I think I saved it to my hard drive. But which folder did I save it to? And what was the file name?”
The search, which should have taken 30 seconds at most, has now eaten up more than 15 minutes of precious time. In the process, you’ve come across 5 other distractions, and can’t remember what you were looking for in the first place. Sound familiar?
Without organizing your electronic folders and files, every search is like looking for a needle in a haystack.