Digital Declutter & Minimization Guide

Our home clutter is easy to spot — clothes in corners, overpacked closets — and though it’s often overlooked, it doesn’t go unnoticed. Digital clutter, however, often remains invisible until it slows down devices or hides important emails. Just like physical clutter, it’s beneficial for our minds and devices to occasionally purge this digital mess. Below, we’ll explore what digital decluttering is and how to stay organized.

Digital clutter is simply the disorganization of a device, whether it’s a phone, computer, or tablet. This messiness slows down devices and can cause stress. Digital clutter can take many forms, like a crowded email inbox, an overloaded desktop, or unused apps. Research shows that sorting through digital clutter can be as anxiety-inducing as physical messes.

Fortunately, many tools can help with digital decluttering. For instance, using a cloud-based storage service allows you to remove data without losing it. External hard drives or flash drives can also store old photos and documents, easing the burden on your device.

Other methods include deleting unwanted data, clearing browser history, cache, and cookies, and uninstalling unused apps. Regular software and app updates are also essential for security and performance. Lastly, manage your email inbox by archiving old emails, organizing new ones into folders, and unsubscribing from unnecessary services.

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Digital Declutter & Minimization Guide, was provided by Great Plains Communications, a cloud connect provider