Every day when you wake up, you prepare yourself for the day ahead, both physically and digitally. The problem is, with so many social media platforms, digital accounts and devices, it’s difficult to keep track of all your digital material. Don’t leave loose ends scattered about your digital life, or load your devices to the brim with videos, pictures and documents.
Declutter your digital life with these simple tips:
Tablet and Smartphones
These devices are grouped together because they function in such similar ways and are used to resolve similar issues. For instance, user-created content can bog down both smartphones and tablets, whether videos, pictures or visual projects (which are more of an issue on tablets than smartphones). Take ten minutes to delete old content you don’t need. If you still don’t have enough data storage on your device, it may be time for an upgrade. For instance, the LG G5 has expandable memory up to 2 terabytes. The Asus Transformer tablet also has expandable memory, which gives you more options. Next, use multipurpose apps.
For instance, don’t use three different task organizers. Instead, use one calendar app that keeps track of appointments and lets you enter your to-do list. Also, clean up your device’s display with folders and categorize them. For instance, Evernote, Google Drive and your calendar app can be placed in your “productivity” folder. If you play any mobile games, those can be kept in your “games” folder. This will give your device’s app display a clean, ordered look.