Last weekâ€™s blog outlined six steps to organizing a desktop. The steps begin by identifying the different themes of your work. Each theme is a category. When each category has been identified, two things must be true.
- Each category must be mutually exclusive. That means it only contains the information about one subject. It must be exclusive from the themes of other folders.
- Each category must be collectively exhausted. That means that every file belongs somewhere. If there is a file that doesnâ€™t seem to belong anywhere, then there are not enough categories.