Everyone likes to start the new year with a goal in mind. If yours is to be more organized, then archiving projects in Harvest may be the most satisfying thing you do all week! Even if organization isn’t your goal (maybe you’re looking to take up knitting, instead), it’ll still feel great when you’re looking at freshly cleaned list in the Projects section of your account. It’s like seeing the floor in a closet for the first time in months (or years…we don’t judge)!
Sounds good! How do I archive my projects?
To archive a project, just head over to the Projects section of your account and click the Actions menu for any project. Select Archive, and you’re all set!
What projects should I archive?
You can archive things that are no longer actively being worked on. When you archive a project, all the data stays put in your account, so you’ll still have easy access for reporting and invoicing. However, it’ll no longer appear in your list of active projects, and people won’t see it as an option to track new time or expenses to.
Another pointer: it can be helpful to duplicate long-term, internal projects every year. Then archive the original. This gives you one project per year, and can make it easier to use reports to show you the most relevant information.
Okay, but why should I bother archiving projects? They’re not bothering anyone.
Trimming down your list of active projects will make the Projects page in your account more useful, since you’ll be able to see just the projects that matter to you now. Your team also won’t have to scroll through tons of unused projects to find what they’re looking for when they track time.
You can learn more about archiving projects in our Help Center, or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, where our Experts are ready to help! We hope you have a happy and clutter-free New Year!