Monday, August 29, 2011

A Thought

Storage is not organization. Nor is organization storage. You can put everything away and not know where anything is, and you can know where everything is when nothing is put away.

Me, I prefer to know where everything is when it is put away. Therefore, when I am working, I put things away instead of put them down. If I need a tool that I used ten minutes ago I don't have to search through the things scattered around my work surface, I simply reach to the location where I know that tool is stored.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Tidy Up

I just spent a pleasant afternoon tidying up a lot of files that I'd downloaded and hadn't sorted out. Time spent doing that is not wasted. I can find the files that I want because I know where they are. I have a file system with clear labels that let me know what is inside the file. If you look at my studio, you'll realize that I label drawers.

I'm about to spend some time sorting through Hypatia, my Kindle. I've downloaded samples and haven't deleted them after I purchased the book. My directory of sample books is getting cluttered.