It’s officially 2021, and what better way to start the year than to Digital Declutter?
Like cleaning up your physical workspace, your digital workspace is just as important. Whether it’s your phone, email, or computer storage, you’ll be glad you did it. Let’s face it we’ve all been conditioned to select all those Groupon emails and put them in the trash but just can’t get ourselves to click unsubscribe. Well here is a sign you need to unsubscribe if you need one!
Here are a few of our tips on how to digital decluttering each area of your digital life:⠀
Your computer ⠀
•Clear up your desktop! Use folders to organize your files⠀
•Do a simple sweep of your existing folders and files⠀
•Start a file naming convention to make finding files easier⠀
•Backup all your old files into your hard drive and make space
•Delete unused apps⠀
•Delete your old screenshots & multiple shots of the same photo⠀
•Delete anything you don’t need⠀
•Unsubscribe to unwanted newsletters⠀
•Create and use folders and labels⠀
•Create filters for your emails ⠀
Want to take an even deeper dive? Go into your most-used apps and filter out what type of information you’re consuming or no longer consuming. An example would be to unfollow certain podcasts, and Instagram accounts that no longer serve you.
It is easy to upload new learnings, hobbies, and interests into your life, but you need to make room just like you do in your physical space.
Like Marie Kondo would say “Discard everything that does not spark joy.”
We hope you’re having an amazing start to 2021!
Written by Andrea Ng
Andrea Ng is a social media maven with over seven years of digital marketing experience. She is an extreme enthusiast of beautiful design, branding, writing, and most importantly connecting with people (mainly through food). In 2016, Andrea founded Glo Media and was named one of 20 most badass PR women in Vancouver and graduated from Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Public Relations program. Working alongside industry leaders, Andrea manages strategic campaigns for multiple multi-million dollar companies. When she’s not putting together strategic campaigns, you can find her at a pho restaurant slurping away in her bowl of noodles or snuggled away at home watching Survivor (wishing she was on the show).