We are all wading through digital clutter!
The amount of content we create and read each day, it’s difficult to avoid. I want to show you how to declutter your digital life, and help you get organised online, so that your time spent online, in the digital world, is smooth sailing. It needs to be easy for you, and enable you to work with flow – because we all know time is precious!
Decluttering is often put at the end of the list, but I have seen first hand how many people get caught because they can’t find a document, or an image, and small jobs end up taking a lot longer. The main reason for this is that the storage systems aren’t set up adequately to support the amount of information we consume.
How to declutter your digital life
I’ve listed some tips for how to declutter your digital life below. You can do these over time, and slowly take control of your online organisation!
- Identify the top 3 areas that feel the most disorganised and start with those first!
They are probably taking up the most of your stress and frustration, so taking time to declutter and organise them will leave you feeling clear and full of potential again!
- Set aside some time each week to chip away at it. Little chunks of time can make a huge difference, and you can get a lot of decluttering done in 5 minutes!
- Delete delete delete
Anything you haven’t read or used for the last 3-6 months. Chances are you won’t have time for it, and it wasn’t actually that important to you in the first place, or you would have read it!
- Rationalise and simplify the online programs you use, and don’t use.
If you have lots on your phone and desktop that you don’t use – delete them.
- Decide on a basic structure for saving information.
Note down some master folder headings, and then create subfolders as you need.
Once you have this structure set up and in use, you will be able to save and find with ease.
- Start sorting what you have decided to keep into the folders you’ve created.
This is where you can sort while you watch TV, or Netflix! You don’t have to do it for long – just a little at a time and it will make a huge difference to your sense of clutter – or space!
Your Next Step
If you want some support to help fast track this process, or help you transition to Dubsado, then can book a free systems audit with me so we can determine where to start, and what you need to get up and running with your workflows and systems.
Aerlie Wildy is a business designer. business coach and mother based in the Adelaide Hills. I specialise in designing and systemising business for growth. You can connect with me on Facebook, join my Chief Executive Entrepreneurs Facebook Group, check out my Youtube Channel or Pin with me on Pinterest.