Caz’s Column–The organization of organization

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Caz’s Column–The organization of organization

Lewis 'Caz' Tidrick

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“All advice is autobiographical.”

The Organization of Organization

            Anyone who has ever looked in my book bag knows that it is completely unorganized. Every few months I clean out my book bag and say “okay, it’s going to stay this way for once.” But then within a week I’m shoving papers in my bag and pulling them back out all wrinkled and weird. Mostly, I never think twice about it. But sometimes…just sometimes you need to organize a way to keep your things organized; the organization of organization.

How I Keep Organized

            Well I wouldn’t exactly be the best person to ask about organization, but I know how to when it matters. There are certain things that I know how to keep neat and clean. Comic books, UU-things, and the many, many word documents on my computer all are things that I can keep organized and neat.

            Usually I try to put things in certain spots (i.e. Comic books in alphabetical order on my shelves, UU-things printed out in a folder at home, word docs on my netbook saved in folders according to their subject, etc.). I love keeping my comics safe and organized because they mean a lot to me. I aspire to become a comic book writer for DC eventually and to do so, I’m sure would require having some comics in my collection. The way I keep them organized is by putting them on shelves that I bought from Target.
            I keep all UU-things that I may ever need, printed out in a folder at home. It’s like a file system. I print something out that I may need for a CON or other UU event and that’s where I put it until I may need it again.

            I keep all of my word docs on my computer saved in folders. I have eight folders on my desktop; PK Comics, PYCA, Comic Covers, Writing (Stories or Ideas for Stories), Journalism, Music, Blog Images and Stuff, and Clean-Up. PYCA being where I usually tend to put my UU-themed stuff that I haven’t printed out, Comic covers being where I save anything UU-related, Music being where I save my music files, and so on and so forth.

Back to the Book Bag

            I think this is a rather effective system, as it is easy for me to find the things I need quickly and easily. Now I just wish I could organize my book bag better. If I could, I would probably be able to have A’s and B’s in all my classes. I continuously wonder how to do so. I’m still working on it and I hope it will work out for me in the end.

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