Before you start working on your software from blank, try:
$ git init
A simple command like
git init can help greatly before you start your software development. No matter how big or small your project or simple application can be, it helps just to initialize your folder for version control.
As your proceed to develop your application from scratch, practise version controlling best practices and you will find the process to be short, sweet and easy.
I originally wrote this at http://packfire.tumblr.com/post/34969604730/version-control-before-you-start