Clean Up has commenced
The two main things I want to get cleaned up and organized soon are the documents and pictures stored on my computer and my "paper" files...which I'm sad to say are waaaayyy behind. Hubby is making a tax appointment soon and I am not ready. YIKES!!
A few weeks ago I sat down with my laptop, watching a family movie, while my family was gone, deleting and moving documents and folders. I actually thought I had done a decent job of this until I went to find a document and realized I still had too many locations for things to be stored. I keep a folder on my desktop labeled "Kirstin's things" usually filled with documents I need to access quickly. However I cannot ever remember where things are. I'm thinking they just all need to be put in documents and I need to learn to use my computer more efficiently (should've taken those classes at the MACPac store). It is better than it was though.
Then there are pictures. Do you know that I have pictures stored in THREE different locations on my computer and I can almost guarantee they are the EXACT same pictures. I always load my photos into Iphoto. However, sometimes when I want to import pictures into Photoshop or other applications it wouldn't let me do it from Iphoto so I began putting them in folders on my desktop (I have a folder that says Photos, and it's filled with folders), or in "Pictures" under Places on my Mac whatever you call it. Do you know that Iphoto says I have 25,493 pictures. I don't even want to know how many are in the other two locations. I don't even want to think about how long it's going to take me to go through all those pictures. Oh, and lets not forget that I have an external hard drive that has all the pictures from our old computer on it, many of which haven't made their way to my laptop. I think I might be a little shutter happy.
I am making progress, but I think it will be awhile before I have it all figured out. If you use iphoto, I'd love to hear how you organize your pictures in there.
How about you? Is your computer over filled, your desktop littered with icons or Iphoto about to burst? Maybe you're super organized and would like to give me some tips on how to use my Mac more efficiently.
With Joy UNquenchable,