Originally Posted by impaul99
This article gives the "how", but that isn't my problem. My problem is more along the lines of "why", as in "Why get organized?".
Being organized saves time and energy.
There were times where I used to get to work 15 minuets late, and annoyed, because I couldn't find my car keys. Now I have a designated spot on my desk for my car keys.
To use your example I have a folder on my computer Downloads/Music for all of my mp3s. I just automatically download it there. I don't have to search for anything.
Staying organized takes very little time. It is only getting organized that takes extra time and that is usually only a 1 - 2 time investment.
It is like keeping your apartment clean. It takes very little time if you clean up a mess right after you make a mess instead of doing one big cleaning session after things have become a big problem.