It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of apps on your smartphone. The good news is that there are ways to organize everything so that you can find what you need when you need it. The tips in this article will help you declutter your home screen and keep track of important information in one or two places so that things get done faster and more efficiently!
Create a dedicated folder for all things work-related
Create a dedicated folder for all things work-related. It can be as simple as creating a new folder on your desktop, or you might want to create a file cabinet or other organizational tool. Either way, you should make sure that this folder is the place where you store all of your work documents—whether that’s in digital form on your computer or in hard copy on paper.
Make it easy to access and easy to find. Make sure that this particular folder is easily accessible whenever you need it, whether by placing it somewhere central in your home office (like on top of an end table), storing it in an easily accessible cupboard or drawer within arm’s reach when working from home, or keeping it on an external hard drive with which you are comfortable browsing from anywhere at any time through any device with internet access.
Keep multiple backups! We cannot stress enough how important having multiple backups of important files is when working from home…or anywhere else for that matter! Copies of everything must be kept both offsite and locally; never leave them solely in one location if there’s even so much as a chance that those backups could get lost too (for example: fire).
Declutter your home screen by using widgets
Widgets are a great way to see what’s happening on your phone without opening apps. If you’re short on time, or just want a quick peek at the day’s events, widgets can be super helpful. Here are some ideas for how to use them:
- Keep track of your daily schedule by installing a widget that shows upcoming calendar events and appointments.
- Follow social media accounts without having to open each app individually. Instead, add their icons as widgets on your home screen and check in whenever it’s convenient for you (or whenever you have time).
- Stay up-to-date with favorite news sources by placing those sites’ widgets on your home screen as well—you’ll never miss anything important!
Create app folders with your most used apps
Organizing your apps into folders is a great way to keep things tidy and make it easier to find what you need. You can create folders for all the games or productivity apps that you use, or just one big folder of all the apps you haven’t used in awhile (it’s worth checking out the app drawer once in a while). App folders are especially useful if you have a lot of apps on your phone, which is likely if you’re an Android user.
Use folders or subfolders to organize photos you take
If you use your phone for taking photos, it is a good idea to organize them on your phone.
The easiest way to do this is by creating folders or subfolders in which to store them. This will help keep them organized and easily accessible. The more photos you take, the more likely it is that using subfolders will be helpful for keeping things straight.
Use the Notes app to keep track of things you need to do
The Notes app is an easy-to-use tool that can help you organize your thoughts and make them accessible from any device.
If you use the Notes app regularly, you might find yourself writing down ideas for new projects, saving important information (like passwords) or even taking notes during meetings.
Use reminders to get things done on time
Reminders are a great way to get the important things done. Set reminders for important events, such as birthdays and anniversaries, or tasks you want to accomplish on a regular basis.
For example, if you need to remember to take your medication every morning, set a daily reminder so that it pops into your phone at the right time each day. That way, you’ll never forget again!
You can also use reminders for other things like paying bills or calling friends and family members who live out of town. Reminders can help keep us organized in many different ways!
Have a folder for screenshots that you don’t need immediately
I keep a folder in my screenshots folder called “Miscellaneous”. This is where I put screenshots that don’t have a home—or, at least, not immediately. When you first use your computer, the folders in your screenshot folder will be empty. As you start taking and organizing screenshots, they’ll naturally find their way into one of these folders if they’re relevant enough to keep around. But there are going to be some files that aren’t as important; maybe it’s an image with text that doesn’t need any editing done right away (like the title page of a document). Or maybe it’s something like an error message or technical log entry that isn’t relevant to anything else on screen but might help explain what went wrong later if something happens again—the perfect example is those blue screens people take when their computers crash!
You want this file somewhere so it won’t get lost but also so no one will think twice about deleting them because they aren’t obviously useful for anything else at the moment. The “Miscellaneous” folder is perfect for this task: no one ever looks through it unless specifically searching for something specific within all their screenshots (which hardly ever happens), so everything gets stored safely with no worries about anyone accidentally removing them from existence by mistake or laziness!
Organize your phone and stay more organized overall.
- Create folders. Your phone is a little bit like your desk or workspace, and if you want to stay on top of things and get things done fast, you need to organize it in ways that make sense for how you work. For example:
- Create a folder for both work-related materials and personal files. This way, when someone emails you something important from work that needs to be kept secure but isn’t urgent enough to set as a reminder (more on that later), it can go in this folder until later when you have time to read it more carefully.
- Use the Notes app as a place where ideas go before they’re ready for action plans or projects; use it as an extension of your brain so that nothing gets lost there! Then when something pops up during the day—a new idea about how your company should market itself; an article someone sent over that relates back somehow; even just a list of people’s names—just type them into the notes app! You’ll thank yourself later when these little snippets become useful again later on down the line.
- If there are certain times each day or week where tasks must be accomplished by certain deadlines (whether they’re due dates within an organization or just personal goals), set reminders right away so those things won’t slip through the cracks!
We hope this post has given you some ideas for how to organize your phone and stay more organized overall.
If you follow these tips, we think that they’ll help you become a more productive person in life and at work! In closing, we want to leave one last thought with you: don’t forget that organization is just one piece of the puzzle when it comes down to being successful in life or at work. You still need discipline and motivation in order for everything else here—from prioritizing tasks on your calendar, creating folders on your device, etc.—to make sense. So if there’s anything else out there (like books), go ahead and pick those up too!