When I worked at my last corporate job I was one of the lucky few who still had an office. Even though most of our company had converted to executive cube-land, we were the little corner time management forgot.
My office had two, large, wonderful file cabinets that could hold just about anything I chose to retain. That is not the case in my home office. I have room for exactly one file cabinet. So periodically, I must go through and decide what to keep and what to throw out.
To help decide what to save, I use this valuable rating scale when I review my project files:
- A good, solid project that resulted in high-quality deliverables that I can probably leverage again. Keep.
- An OK project. I learned something, there might be a few items I can retain, and some I can discard.
- Definitely not memorable. I can get rid of most, if not all, of this.
- A horrendous project. Burn the file now! Why did I even keep it at all! Ugh,the memories – make it stop!
There, that should clear up a little space.
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