… and I can be a Pro-Piler.
A Pro-Piler is short for Procrastinating Piler
You know, when you start to look at something, get distracted and set it down. Thinking, “I’ll come right back to …” … and then all of a sudden it’s the next day, or next week…or next month. Yes, procrastination at it’s finest.
As I said yesterday:
I’m a vertical filer/piler on horizontal surfaces.
Here ia another pile and one of two wooden crates of paperwork in the sort, file, not-urgent-at-all piles. (except for the book report draft & phone bill on the top layer)
These piles have become my “Procrastinating Piler” piles. Regardless of how this looks, I can usually find any piece of real paper I need rather quickly. Even the ones in my procrastinating filing piles… Despite the look of the mess it is actually sorted. The vertical piling in the forefront is the more urgent. The folders in the wooden crate are pre-filed. They are papers needing to get filed into the file cabinet. I gave myself a two-inch space for “to-be-filed”…supposedly when it was full it was time to file. Obviously, this tactic has not worked for me.
When it comes to virtual files, I can’t do “piled”. There is an elusiveness of virtual files – because they aren’t tangible, I need them in their place – not dumped – or I can’t find them.
There are two places where Procrastinating Piled Virtual Files “dumping” happens in my virtual files:
- my “Download” folder. I have a ridiculous mess in my download folder. The procrastinating comes in when I don’t get the files moved into their correct folders very quickly. And this is the result of how I store my files (coming up later).
- and sometimes the “Newest Nikon download” – but these are still in date order. It’s more of a holding space
There is a built-in dump in your computer – you know how everything goes into the “Documents” folder? Why?!