We all have lots of digital clutter - we don't see it physically so it can really add up without you even knowing. You can spend a lot of time looking for documents, pictures and other things digitally. Now when I say digitally I mean your phone, laptop, desktop, jump drives, hard drives etc. So here are some examples of how digital disorganization can cost you precious time.
So say it takes you 30 seconds to find 1 document. Say you attach 15 documents a day (Pictures, invoices, spreadsheets whatever) That is 7.5 minutes a day. So not much right? So 5 days a week you wasted 37.5 minutes. Again not a whole lot right? That adds up to 31 hours a year! 31 HOURS A YEAR!!!
So if you clear out the digital clutter and you cut that down to 10 seconds to attach a document and you take that down to 10.5 hours a year. You save almost 21 hours a year just by cutting out digital clutter so you can find things easier.
Here are some general tips on decluttering your digital life.
Here are some tips for organizing your digital drive/storage:
Here are some tips for your digital filing system:
Another way to declutter - Email Inbox:
Bookmarks and internet browsers can become cluttered too:
So decluttering, minimizing, organizing your digital life saves lots of time digitally. It doesn't seem harmless that it takes you 2 or 3 minutes to find something but it is a real time sucker.
So you are saying "Brittany I don't know where to start?" Well I would love to help walk you through your own personalized system to help you declutter and become more productive.
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