PARA Part 4: Setup Guide

This article is a guide for getting started with PARA, an organizational system for your digital life.

Here’s the 5-step process I recommend you follow:

  1. Step 1: Move existing files to a new folder called “Archive [date]” (with today’s date)
  2. Step 2: Create folders for each of your current projects
  3. Step 3: Move all the project folders into a new folder called “Projects”
  4. Step 4: Create a new “Archives” folder and move the existing one into it
  5. Step 5: Create new folders only if and when you need them

Step 1: Move existing files to a new folder called “Archive [date]” (with today’s date)

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