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Introduction: Core 4

Basic terminology

When organizing and considering where something should go, you can easily sort and organize anything you have using one of 4 classifications: Hub, Display, Tracker, Item.

This approach allows for infinite scaling in any area of your digital or physical life. The only thing stopping your growth is the limitations of the hub you decide to organize your items in. More on that in the How To section below.

Keep in mind, this process is a continuous process and is typically not as linear as made out to be in this guide. This is a standard explanation that allows for flexibility that you may apply to your life in whatever order makes sense to you.

Here’s how it works:

  1. An Item is any single object or piece of information.
  2. A Hub is anything that holds items of a similar grouping.
  3. A Display is how your items are viewed.
  4. A Tracker is a category used to group similar information and display it in a specific format.

Easy right?

Ready to streamline your life and save time everywhere you go?!

I bet you are!

Know how to apply this right now?! Yes you do!

Right?

…?

Don’t worry if it’s not clear, I’ll show you how valuable an easy-to-use organization system is, and how it works to free your mind and let you organize anything that needs organizing.

Let’s get into it, shall we?

But why care?

After you understand the definition of each concept and how they work together, you’re able to use the HubTrack method to organize anything. There is a step by step guide after the concept explanation.

The real reason we care about the hub classification isn’t because the realization that everything is a hub is revolutionary, it’s because we need to know when things are out of place. This is the easiest and most reliable way to consistently determine whether something belongs or not.

If you have a set system for putting silverware in the silverware drawer and you notice a spoon with the cups, you instantly know that something is out of place and doesn’t fit by two categories: the hub does not fit and the tracker does is impossible to apply. 

You can use this method as a permanent organization structure that applies to every single situation.

Meaning you NEVER have to learn another system to organize your stuff again.

Apply this to any living space, digital structure, storage space, or program hierarchy. It’s so versatile that you only need to learn it once and you can move on to bigger and better things.

You don’t need to think about hubs, items, displays, and trackers 24/7. 

It’s just that everything can be thought about in terms of hubs, items, displays, and trackers.

The best part is the time saved. Once you get it, it’s actually pretty fun to classify and organize different areas of your life. It becomes second nature to think about how to upgrade your organization and save time everywhere you go.

Before we start

I suggest that you take it slow. The concept is logically sound and widely applicable, so it might make sense right away and you’ll shave off hours of search time in your first week.

But the reality is, this is a philosophical topic by nature. It might take some time to add a completely new way to think about your surroundings and organization structure. Knowing this, I try to provide as many in-depth examples as I can to help you see the concepts in action.

If you prefer to simply jump to the “How” portion of each section, there are quick links and a table of contents to help you navigate. However, I try to make the concepts as relatable and understandable as possible to help you understand it, and will take as long as it takes to get the point across from all angles.

It will all make sense, I promise.

Please understand, I know this is confusing at first. I promise it will all make sense and you’ll never be able to unlearn it.

The wonderful thing about working with principles is that when you’ve found one, it applies in every single situation. When you spend the time to understand how that principle applies in practice, you’re able to apply that knowledge forever because it is an unwavering and unchanging concept to use as a foundation.

Ever wondered what it means when someone is called a man of principle? It means they stand by what they believe in every single time.

Let’s get to the good stuff and how to apply it.

I’m going to start by using examples in your every day life and quickly move to a digital setting. This is, after all, a guide for how to organize your digital life, I just can’t help myself.

Time to learn how to take advantage of these principles.

Next we’ll cover a step-by-step guide on how to apply your organizational system to any given situation.

Here are the steps we’ll cover:

  1. Identify and Define Your Hub
  2. Assess Your Items
  3. Establish Displays for Display
  4. **Create Trackers for Specific Categorization
  5. Place Items in Their Designated Spot
  6. Review and Adjust
  7. Scale and Adapt

** Step 4 is usually skipped unless previously establish. Further down I go into why you should think about trackers later in your organization process and instead focus on what belongs in what hub and how you want those items displayed. The tracker is a fun little property that naturally shows itself when you do steps 1-3 and jump to 5.

Alright. Ready to go?

Take it step by step…

Here we go.

Steps to apply wherever you go

Slow and steady wins the race

Before we continue, it’s important to recognize that this is an entirely new concept to you, it might take some time to understand it.

One thing that keeps me going in a situation like this is a phrase I heard over and over again in the Marine Corps. Slow is smooth, smooth is fast. It’s the cornerstone of every action I do and has helped me through situations across all areas of my life.

I have other work that dives into how to apply this in your life and why it’s more impactful than simply just a phase. There are a lot of similar sayings, for example “slow and steady win the race”, “haste makes waste”, “Rome wasn’t built in a day”, “walk, crawl, run” and even “measure twice, cut once” all give the same meaning, but there’s crucial something missing. It’s what makes so many Marines achieve great things most people think are unattainable. I’m here to tell you it’s not. All those great things are from a mindset anyone can adopt, and it helps every aspect of your life. To include learning and applying these concepts to your life.

If you’re interested in that mindset before diving into applying these steps, I wrote more here. Feel free to come back here when you’re ready, it will likely help you with this concept and others in your life.

Here’s a condensed explanation:

In a brief explanation, “slow is smooth, smooth is fast” means that when you take the time to slow down and take things step by step, you’re able to speed up much faster in other ways on the back end.

For example, if you skim an article and miss an important piece of information only to keep looking for 15 minutes, you just wasted 13 minutes when you could have slowed down to skim a little bit further to be sure you understood everything before moving to the next concept.

Or if you have a mechanical malfunction and panic and get hurt rushing to fix the issue. Now the malfunction is still happening and you’re hurt. Way to slow it down by rushing. I just hope that malfunction doesn’t lead to a fire. That sure would slow you down when you were trying to move quick.

It’s applicable everywhere.

Spend 30 seconds longer to fully grasp each section, or 15 seconds to make sure the situation is safe before you move forward. This will almost without fail speed up the application of that knowledge as you learn the next steps, and save time by avoiding mistakes that arise when rushing. Haste makes waste after all.

Applying This Section

There’s too much depth to this concept to really grasp it from a few short paragraphs. I definitely suggest you check out the link above or right here for more on that.

For our purpose, focus on organizing one thing at a time and don’t move on until you get it.

When trying to classify something, you’ll never be able to classify everything at once, so you really have to focus on one thing at a time. I outline what to focus on in the following steps.

Here we go.

Step 1: Identify and Define Your Hub

Imagine you’re setting up a new home.

You have boxes of belongings. Some boxes are labeled and you know exactly where they go, others you have to think about for a bit.

Either way, everything in those boxes has its rightful place. This is where the concept of a Hub comes into play.

A Hub is like the heart of your organizational system – a central point where everything begins and ends. If you have any item, no matter how big or small, you can find a broader hub that it belongs to, even if it’s a gum wrapper in the trash. That trash is a hub for trash and by defining it as such, you know not to put anything you want to keep in it.

See, you already use hubs to organize. You’ll pick it up right quick.

Think of your kitchen, for instance.

While it’s a room in your house, you can also consider it a a Hub for culinary activities. Within this Hub, everything has its specific place. You’re not going to put the maple syrup with the cups and mugs. That’d just be silly………… While those things are often go hand in hand, especially up in Northern Michigan where I’m from, they belong to two different categories and should be stored in their own hub.

You would keep all of your cups in the cupboard with each other, and keep the breakfast food items together. Drinking hub and breakfast hub.

And if you wanted to waste less time with things that belong to different hubs but are used together frequently, you you should move those hubs as close to each other as possible.

The silverware drawer, the spice rack, the pantry – each is a mini-Hub within the larger Hub of the kitchen, each playing its role in the symphony of your home organization.

In the digital world, a Hub could be a main folder on your computer, where subfolders and files are neatly organized, just like the drawers and shelves in your kitchen.

But why is a Hub so crucial? It’s because without a well-defined Hub, things can quickly spiral into chaos. A Hub gives you a sense of control and mastery over your space. It’s the starting point from which all else begins and can be is housed in.

Once you’ve identified your Hubs, whether in your home or on your digital devices, you’re well on your way to creating an oasis of order in the midst of life’s inevitable chaos.

Action Guide!

The first step is to identify and define your Hub.

In simple terms, a Hub is the primary space or area where your items or information will be organized. It’s the cornerstone of your organizational system.

Without a well-defined Hub, your organizational system easily becomes overrun and needs constant review. A clear Hub serves as the anchor point for all subsequent steps in the organization process.

Here’s how to think about hubs:

  1. Choose the Physical or Digital Space: This could be a room, a shelf, a drawer, a digital folder, or any other space where items are stored.
  2. Define the Purpose: Clearly define what this Hub is for. Will it hold books, tools, clothes, digital files, or something else? Establishing a clear purpose helps in organizing effectively.
  3. Consider Frequency of Use: How often will you need to access the items in this Hub? Place items used frequently in easily accessible locations.

Examples:

For a physical space, a Hub could be a drawer designated for cooking utensils.

For a digital space, it might be a folder on your computer for all work-related documents.

Continuing the Guide

Now that you have a solid understanding of identifying and defining your Hub, the next steps will build upon this foundation.

Remember, the key is not to overcomplicate things. Start simple and let the system naturally evolve as you progress through the steps. The beauty of this system lies in its adaptability and practicality, making it applicable to a wide range of scenarios.

As we move forward, you’ll see how each step interconnects, providing a cohesive and efficient way to manage your items, whether they’re tangible objects in your home or files in your digital world.

Let’s dive into the next steps, where we’ll discuss how to assess your items, establish Displays for effective display, and explore the optional yet insightful world of Trackers.

Step 2: Assess Your Items

Next, you’ll focus on understanding what items you have and how they fit into your organizational system. This is where you take stock of what you have and get and general idea of how you want to them to fit into your organizational system.

Having established your Hubs, the next essential step is to assess the items you plan to organize. This stage is like sifting through the contents of those unlabeled boxes or exploring the unsorted files on your computer. It’s about understanding what you have and determining how these items fit within the ecosystem of your Hubs.

Consider this: each item, whether it’s a book, a kitchen utensil, or a digital file, has characteristics that determine where it should be placed. Some items are used daily, others occasionally, and some are rarely needed but still important and can be grouped together based on what they’re used for or where they’ll be used at.

Action Steps:

  1. Gather and List Your Items: Like taking inventory in a store, you need to know what you have to organize it effectively.

Start by collecting all the items for your chosen Hub. If you’re dealing with a large amount of items, especially in a digital space, it can be helpful to list them.

  1. Consider Item Usage: As you go through your items, think about how often you use them and what their purpose is.

There will be obvious items and what hub they belong to, like a fry pan in the kitchen hub. The nuance comes from where the hub of similar items to a frying pan should be located. Most effectively would be near where the stove where they’ll be used.

  1. Prioritize Based on Usage and Importance:

Prioritize the items based on how often you use them and their importance. For example, everyday cookware should be more accessible in a kitchen Hub than special-occasion serving platters

This could be as simple as dividing kitchen items into cookware, utensils, and appliances, or office items into stationery, books, and electronics. This step is about creating general groups that reflect how you use or think about these items.

Examples:

In a home office Hub, your items might include things like pens, notepads, a laptop, chargers, and personal mementos. These can be categorized into supplies (pens, notepads), technology (laptop, chargers), and personal items (photos, keepsakes).

Once you have them categorized, you’ll be able to group them on the display of your choice.

Keep in mind, in a physical setting, your hub will usually have a predefined Display that doesn’t really change. A drawer is a drawer no matter how it works. A table will always be flat, but it’s a hub that holds items on it. You can of course use a portion of that tabletop (Display) to display a group of similar items, such as a section for puzzle pieces.

Congratulations!

By sectioning off that Display and categorizing half of the table for puzzle pieces, you created a tracker on that Display.

Continuing with the table itself being a hub, if you put a box on the table, that would be putting a hub within a hub. Or looking at the salt and pepper shakers. Those can be considered hubs for salt and pepper, respectively.

It’s really how granular you want to get. (Pun sort of intended)

As I mentioned before, most things don’t require as much specification to need trackers. Most things simply be held in a hub. Like salt in a shaker. You’re not going to put a tracker to that, you’re just going to dump it in and pump the sodium.

Okay, let’s put it all together in a single explanation.

In the example of a drawer, your display will always be limited to a basic pile of things until you get a divider with spots for your forks, grapefruit spoons, and knives. You didn’t change the main utensil hub, you just got a hub with built in trackers to display the items in their individual spots on the Display. It was a hub within a hub.

Woah.

I hope that makes sense.

It will matter later.

Properly assessing and grouping your items ensures that your organizational system is tailored to your specific needs and usage patterns. This step is crucial for creating a functional and efficient space.

Pro Tips:

  • Don’t get caught up in too much detail at this stage. Broad categories are enough to provide structure without being overwhelming.
  • Stay flexible. You might need to adjust your categories as you use the space more and understand your needs better.

As you interact more with your items and space, you’ll most likely find that some categorizations need tweaking to align with your organization needs.

Moving Forward

With your items assessed and broadly categorized, you’re laying the groundwork for a well-organized Hub. This step is all about understanding what you have and how it relates to your space and needs.

As we progress to the next steps, you’ll see how these categories start to shape your Displays and, potentially, your Trackers. The goal is to create an environment where every item is acknowledged and has a defined place, making retrieval and use as seamless as possible.

Step 3: Establish Displays for Display

The Display is arguably one of the most important parts. If you can’t access what you need efficiently and pleasantly, you lose time dealing with a frustrating display. A well-set-up Display saves time and reduces frustration in finding things, thereby increasing productivity and ease of use.

Start by clearing a space for your items. You can’t do anything if there’s no where to put it.

On the other hand, you have to start somewhere.

Designating and clear a general area for your items to be displayed based on the broad categories you assessed in step 2.

  1. If there isn’t enough space to display your items the way you want, it’s an easy indicator that you need a bigger or more appropriate hub to keep them in.
  2. If it’s online, there are usually easy enough options to expand your hub, or create hubs within a hub, to house broader groups of information.
  3. If you’re trying to apply that in a physical setting, you may have to upsize to accommodate your needs. But that usually frees that space up for a different purpose. Now you have an empty shelf to put all that stuff you realized was getting cluttered in your smaller hub. Time to make it look even better. Upgrade!!

Before we go further, I want to recap where we are using terms you should be familiar with by this point.

So, you have the space available (hub) for your items, you know what items (items) you have to sort, and you know what what display (Display) you have to work with based on the hub’s inherit, built-in Display, which may or may not have specific categories within it. Those categories typically apply to a hub intended to display information in a certain way, for example a 5 subject notebook. The hub (notebook) displays information on paper (Display) and organizes your thoughts (items) in different trackers (subjects).

You see how it starts to grow and easily just keeps going?

Definition:

A Display is where your items are displayed or accessed. This step involves creating a system for how items within the Hub are visually presented and accessed. The Display should facilitate ease of use and quick retrieval.

Action Steps:

  1. Determine the Layout: Decide on the arrangement and visibility of items within your Hub. This could mean arranging items on shelves, sorting digital files in a user-friendly manner on your computer, or setting up specific areas in a room for different activities.

Often you may be restricted based on the hub used to hold items, and your display might consist of simply putting items on a shelf. That’s still a Display that you’re able to arrange neatly with grouped items.

This is also a problem digitally. Depending on the format, the information you’re trying to view may be restricted to specific applications with limited viewing customizations, forcing you to use a specific Display to display your information.

  1. Organize for Accessibility: Arrange items based on how frequently they’re used. Keep regularly used items in more accessible places.

In a digital Display, this might mean prioritizing certain files or folders on your desktop or main directory.

  1. Aesthetic Consideration: For physical spaces, consider the visual appeal. An organized, visually pleasing Display can enhance the overall experience of using the space.

In digital spaces, a clean, uncluttered layout helps in reducing cognitive load.

Examples:

The best way to determine whether it works or not though is whether it holds categories of information or simply displays it.

  • A Display is a way to display items.
  • A hub

In a home office, a Display might be the desk surface where you keep your most used tools like your computer, notepad, and pens. Digitally, it could be the layout of your desktop screen, with shortcuts to frequently used folders and applications.

A way to understand this would be when you consider a book on a book shelf among other books in a library. This example can be broken down into all 4 different categories:

  1. A book is the item – Item
  2. Which is stored in a bookcase – Hub
  3. That shows books on a shelf – Display
  4. Sorted by genre – Tracker

Here’s the definition from before:

  1. An Item is any single object or piece of information.
  2. A Hub is anything that holds items of a similar grouping.
  3. A Display is the display your items are shown on.
  4. A Tracker is a classification or category of an item, used to group similar information contained in a hub and display it together in their specific place.

Moving Forward

With a well-established Display, you’re setting the stage for a more intuitive and streamlined interaction with your items. This step is crucial in making your organizational system not just functional, but also enjoyable to use.

Next, we will explore how to create Trackers for specific categorization, enhancing the depth and usability of your organizational system.

A tracker will always be simply categorized information.

When you have a 5 subject notebook, that’s intended to be a tracker of information around 5 different subjects.

If you were to write every single idea in the same notebook, no matter how unrelated, it’s going to be increasingly hard to find the piece of information you want to.

The better way is to use the hub of information (notebook) as its intend. By separating your thoughts (items) into subjects (trackers) you can view in their own display on the paper (Display).

**Step 4: Create Trackers for Specific Categorization

I’m here to cut through the garbage and give you the good stuff.

Let’s be real, most of the time I suggest you don’t waste your time creating trackers. Instead, just organize things down to their lowest hub and the trackers naturally build themselves out when you want to see similar items displayed in a different way.

If you start by thinking about trackers before there’s a base structure of hubs, you could get lost and waste time on a tracker that gets thrown out anyways. At the end of this article I talk in-depth about why they naturally figure themselves out when you’ve done steps 1-3 properly (slow is smooth, smooth is fast).

Just know that trackers are automatically applied whenever items are grouped together and displayed in the same place. It may not be named, but it still exists to help separate information on your Display.

Read more at the bottom if you want to understand why.

Time to get down to business:

If you’re at the spot where you have your display cleared and are ready to start placing your items, feel free to either skip this step and just place similar items together in a hub’s display, or think deeper about where you want things to belong categorically, and define that before moving on.

The designated spots for your different categories of information are the trackers. A specific organization or similar information housed in a broader hub and displayed together on the Display. Flawless organization as broad or shallow as you want or need. Gotta love it.

Here’s how it works:

The Tracker is a pivotal component in your organizational system. It serves as a classification or category within a Hub, used to group similar items or information together.

Understanding the importance of a Tracker can significantly enhance your organizational system. While it’s not always necessary to explicitly define or outline each Tracker, recognizing its existence can bring clarity to your organization process. Essentially, a Tracker acts as a sub-category within your Hub, allowing for a more refined sorting and retrieving of your items.

Even without explicitly naming them, Trackers are naturally formed when we group similar items together inside a Hub. For instance, in a kitchen Hub, you might not actively think about it, but when you group all the plates together, you’re essentially creating a ‘Plates’ Tracker. This implicit categorization allows you to easily locate and retrieve all your plates when needed, demonstrating the practical utility of a Tracker.

However, it’s crucial to strike a balance and avoid over-complicating your system with too many Trackers. Too many categories can lead to confusion and defeat the purpose of an effective organizational system. The key is to keep your Trackers broad enough to avoid unnecessary complexity, yet specific enough to facilitate easy retrieval of items.

In summary, a Tracker, while not always explicitly defined, plays a pivotal role in fine-tuning your organizational system. It enables you to categorize similar items within a Hub effectively, enhancing both the functionality and efficiency of your system.

This step involves setting up these categories to enhance the organization and retrieval of items.

  1. Identify Common Characteristics: Look for commonalities among items in your Hub. This could be based on type, purpose, frequency of use, or any other relevant characteristic.
  2. Create Categories: Based on these commonalities, establish distinct categories or Trackers. Each Tracker should represent a coherent group of items that share a similar attribute.
  3. Organize Items into Trackers: Place your items into these established categories. In a physical space, this might mean sorting books by genre or tools by function. In a digital space, it could involve creating subfolders or tagging files.
  • Example: In a digital photo library, Trackers could be categories like ‘Family Events’, ‘Vacations’, or ‘Professional Work’. In a garage, Trackers might include ‘Hand Tools’, ‘Power Tools’, and ‘Gardening Equipment’.
  • Why It’s Important: Trackers enhance the efficiency of your organizational system by breaking down larger groups of items into more manageable, easily navigable subsets. They allow for quicker retrieval and better management of items, especially as the volume of items increases.

Integrating Trackers

Integrating Trackers into your system brings a level of detail and refinement that makes organization both effective and intuitive. It’s important to remember that the usefulness of Trackers grows with the complexity and volume of items in your Hub. As we progress, you’ll learn how to balance between creating necessary categories and avoiding over-complication. Next, we will explore placing items in their designated spots and how this contributes to a coherent and functional organization system.

Step 5: Place Items in Their Designated Spot

  • Objective: This step is about physically or digitally placing your items in the spaces you’ve designated for them within your organizational system. It’s where the planning and categorization of the previous steps come to life.
  • Action Steps
    1. Implement the Hub Layout: Based on the Hub you’ve identified and the Display setup, start placing items into their respective locations.
    2. Use Trackers (if established): If you’ve created Trackers, use these categories to guide where each item should go. If you’ve opted to skip the Tracker step, group similar items together based on your intuitive understanding of the Hub and Display.
    3. Prioritize Accessibility and Functionality: Place items in a way that they are easily accessible and functional. For frequently used items, ensure they are readily available. For less used items, they can be stored in less accessible areas.
    4. Organize with Flexibility: Remember that your organizational system isn’t set in stone. Be prepared to adjust the placement of items as you start using the space and discover what works best.
  • Example: In a digital context, this might involve placing files into the appropriate folders or subfolders. In a physical space, like a home office, it means putting books, documents, and office supplies in their designated spots on shelves, in drawers, or on the desk.
  • Why It’s Important: Properly placing items in their designated spots is crucial for the system to function effectively. It ensures that every item has a specific ‘home’, making retrieval straightforward and reducing clutter.

Bringing It All Together

With your items now in their designated spots, your organizational system begins to take shape. This step is where you see the fruits of your planning and categorization, making your space — whether physical or digital — more efficient and harmonious. Remember, the goal is to create a system that serves your needs and can evolve with you. It’s not just about neatness; it’s about creating a functional space that enhances your productivity and peace of mind.

Next, we will explore the process of reviewing and adjusting your system, ensuring that it remains effective and aligned with your changing needs.

We’ve been a long way already, here’s a quick reminder.

Step 6: Review and Adjust

  • Objective: The purpose of this step is to periodically review and adjust your organizational system. This ongoing process is key to ensuring that the system remains effective, efficient, and aligned with your evolving needs and habits.
  • Action Steps
    1. Evaluate the System’s Effectiveness: After using the system for a while, take time to assess how well it’s working. Are you able to find items quickly? Is the system easy to maintain? Does it reduce clutter and increase productivity?
    2. Identify Areas for Improvement: Look for aspects that might need tweaking. Maybe some items are not in the most practical spot, or perhaps a certain Tracker isn’t as useful as anticipated.
    3. Make Adjustments: Based on your evaluation, make necessary changes. This might involve reorganizing items, redefining a Tracker, or rearranging your Display.
    4. Stay Flexible: Remember, the organizational system is meant to serve you and should be flexible enough to adapt to your changing needs.
  • Example: You might find that a particular category in your digital filing system is rarely used and can be merged with another, or a shelf in your office that was designated for specific supplies isn’t as accessible as needed.
  • Why It’s Important: Regular review and adjustment ensure that your organizational system doesn’t become outdated or ineffective. It’s about evolving the system to match your lifestyle, work habits, and the natural changes that occur in both physical and digital spaces.

Continuous Improvement

Think of this step as the maintenance phase of your organizational journey. Just like any dynamic system, your approach to organization should not be static. It should evolve and improve over time, adapting to new challenges and changes in your life. This step ensures that your system stays relevant, useful, and efficient, turning organization into a living, breathing process that grows with you.

Next, we’ll explore how to scale and adapt the system to accommodate growth and changes in the volume and nature of your items, ensuring your organizational strategy remains robust and flexible.

First off, don’t think of anything else outside of the current hub.

Step 7: Scale and Adapt

  • Objective: The final step in your organizational journey is to scale and adapt the system to accommodate changes in your life, whether it’s an increase in the volume of items, a shift in priorities, or a change in your environment. This step is about ensuring that your system is not only resilient but also capable of evolving with your needs.
  • Action Steps
    1. Anticipate Changes: Be aware of potential changes in your life that might affect your organization needs. This could include moving to a new space, changes in work or lifestyle, or acquiring new items that need to be incorporated.
    2. Expand or Modify Hubs and Trackers: As your collection of items grows or changes, consider whether you need to create new Hubs or Trackers, or modify existing ones. This could mean adding more storage space, creating new digital folders, or re-categorizing items.
    3. Revisit Display Layouts: With changes in your Hubs and Trackers, your Displays might also need an update. This might involve reorganizing the layout for better accessibility or visibility.
    4. Maintain Flexibility: Always keep in mind that the system should be flexible. It should be able to adapt to both minor tweaks and major overhauls, depending on what life throws your way.
  • Example: If you start working from home, you might need to transform a part of your living space into a home office, requiring a reevaluation and adjustment of your organizational system to accommodate this change.
  • Why It’s Important: A system that can scale and adapt is crucial for long-term organizational success. Life is dynamic, and your organizational system should be equipped to handle its ebbs and flows.

Embracing Change

Remember, the ultimate goal of this system is not just to organize your items but to create a framework that simplifies and enhances your life. As you encounter new challenges or changes, your system should be your ally, helping you navigate through them with ease. Embracing change and being proactive in adapting your organization strategy will ensure that it remains effective, efficient, and relevant.

Conclusion

Congratulations on completing this concept walkthrough! 

You now have a robust system to organize any aspect of your life, digital or physical. 

Remember, organization, just like washing the dishes, is not a one-time task; it’s a continuous process of adaptation and improvement that leads to a well ordered life. 

With these steps, you’re well-equipped to create an organized space that reflects your needs and evolves with you. Happy organizing!

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