Streamlining processes and making them more efficient is always a good way to keep yourself organised, but sometimes you might take the process too far and add lots of unnecessary steps. Organisational blog Unclutterer recommends you ditch that complexity by never instituting more than three steps.
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If your organisation tasks have more than three steps, then that means they're probably too complex and you're wasting your time. Unclutterer explains:
rocesses with fewer than three steps are usually easier to manage and don't take as much time to complete. As you consider which organising principles to use, also think about how you can re-design them to suit your needs.
If you find yourself overengineering organising solutions and things are taking too long, the three step rule might be helpful in keeping things simple.
When to ignore organising advice [Unclutterer]