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5 tips for Minimizing Online Clutter [Visual]

5 tips for Minimizing Online Clutter [Visual] | ecogreenlove

When it comes to clutter, there are several types that can pollute our space, productivity, and, ultimately, our lives. Of the many types of messes we accumulate, digital clutter rarely gets the attention it deserves.

However, with remote work here to stay and devices increasingly being part of our daily lifestyles, purging ourselves of unneeded stimuli online is more important than ever. Having devices inundated with data, apps and documents can impact your health, productivity and even put your personal information at risk.

This infographic by The Zebra shows the benefits of renovating your digital space + 5 ways to practice digital minimalism as well as some apps for organizing.

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How Digital Hoarding impacts our Health and the Environment [Infographic]

How Digital Hoarding impacts our Health and the Environment [Infographic] | ecogreenlove

Whether you hang onto items too long yourself or are a self-proclaimed neat freak, on some level we all have a relationship with clutter. Our captivation with the concept has even spun out a few franchises. Thanks to TLC’s “Hoarders,” the Marie Kondo craze, and “The Home Edit” frenzy, there’s no shortage of resources for how to tidy up our physical surroundings.

But what about where we spend a great deal of our days — on our devices and in cyberspace? On average, adults will spend anywhere from 34 years to 44 years of their life staring at screens. And much of that time, we’ll be ignoring our digital clutter. After all, you can’t actually trip over hundreds of unread emails, thousands of blurry photos, and maybe even all those “The Home Edit” episodes downloaded on your devices. In fact, digital hoarding, meaning letting our digital content pile up, can have negative consequences on our wellbeing, on our cybersecurity, and on the environment.

All this to say, it’s time to look inward — in your inbox, cloud storage, desktop, phones, etc. — and ask yourself, “Am I a digital hoarder?” Consider the following points and also tips to declutter your digital life for the better.

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