Hi my name is Andy and I have ADD.
One of the reasons why I am in love with the iMac that is sitting on my desk is because it is connected to an external drive on my desk. If you were to open the external drive you would see rows and rows of blue file folders. Each folder has a name. Some of those folders have folders within them.
I'm working on getting camp stuff together for parents and campers and meetings and all that goes into preparing for summer camp. The beauty of the folder is I go to the "Camp Contagious 11" folder and I slide the files I want onto my desktop. On my desktop I have a "Camp Contagious 12" folder. After I edit the files to fit Camp Contagious 12 I slide them into the folder. Boom! What could take hours to recreate each year is done in a matter of minutes. When camp is done and gone I will slide that file on to my external drive (yes it's backed up elsewhere). Then I will be ready for Camp Contagious 13.
My life was not always like this. I used to just click on "documents" and it would be rowed and rows of documents that were totally unorganized and if I didn't know the exact file name to search hours of my life would go down the toilet and thusly hinder my ability to work on anything new.
Moral of the story: If you are like I used to be and just saving files without any sort of folder or filing system you need to make a life change TODAY!
Action Step 1 - Set aside a day and organize that boat load of messy files on your PC today. If you use a Mac it just creates more quality time for you and your computer.