Now might be a good time to undertake a digital declutter.
- Remove apps that no longer serve a purpose from your phone/tablet/ipad
- Transfer pictures stored on your phone to either a cloud based services such as dropbox or google drive
- Delete old texts
- Delete old messages from your house phone and mobile
- Review emails – file away or delete and empty the trash folder
- Unsubscribe from emails that you no longer read or wish to receive use something like unroll.me to help unsubscribe
- Run a cleaner/virus protector on your pc
- Don't keep delaying those updates to pc or smartphone technology
- Tidy up your folders – create/name folders that you are likely to remember and file away important documents in these folders
- Delete any unnecessary items from your pc – documents, downloads – either file away or delete
- Do a back up!
- Review your social media platforms – Clear out the friends, groups, pages liked
- Delete or request to delete any accounts that are no longer used – pinterest, twitter?
- What 3rd party apps have you accessed that you may have paid a subscription for? Cancel where necessary
- Clean up your bookmarks consider using an app like pocket to store useful/favourite links
- Don't be vulnerable online, police your passwords, consider something such as lastpass.com
Clean the space around your work desk too:
- Don't let your workspace be the home for everything. Everything needs to have a home and your work space needs to be free
- Sort out paper – burn/shred unnecessary paper lying around
- File away important/relevant 'stuff', make sure it is easy to find
- Dust/clean your workspace area
- Make sure there are no trailing cables
For minimal digital chaos, consider regular digital declutters in 2018 and here's to some digital time out over the festive season. I'll be factoring a deep digital declutter before the year is out!