Digital clutter. It’s one of those things that creeps up on us, is often beyond our control, and then leaves us feeling overwhelmed and wondering what to do about it.

If you feel like there’s a never-ending list of invisible tasks, errands, and obligations in your head – and on your devices – then this collaborative post is for you!

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Studies show that decluttering digital devices actually reduces stress levels.

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Keeping unessential things around doesn’t just slow us down or strain our memory – it also leads to stress, anxiety, and even depression. So, what can we do about it? Here are 4 simple ways you can get rid of digital clutter today!

4 easy ways to get rid of digital clutter

1. Unsubscribe from non-essential emails

Email is one of the most significant sources of digital clutter and it’s estimated that the average person receives 94 emails per day. But don’t panic: there are several ways of dealing with it. The first thing you can do is unsubscribe from non-essential emails. Go through your email subscriptions and unsubscribe from the ones that don’t bring you value. Once you do this, you’ll instantly declutter your inbox because emails that don’t serve you are taking up valuable space that could be used for something more useful.


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2. Organise your files

Another common source of digital clutter is disorganised and messy files. This can happen to anyone, and even the most organised person can sometimes let their files get out of control. If you’re dealing with disorganised files, you’ll likely waste a lot of time trying to find what you’re looking for, and you’ll also risk losing important information. Organising your files can declutter your digital life and help you be more productive. You can use a filing system, label your files, or even use a digital tool like Dropbox to organize them.

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3. Delete the apps you don’t use

One of the quickest ways to declutter your digital life is to delete apps you don’t use. You might think you’ll use them again at some point in the future, but many of us don’t follow through with that intention most of the time. We often feel the urge to download new apps and sign up for new online services, even though we already have more than enough on our plate. Apps and online services are designed to be sticky, which keeps you engaged and coming back for more. If you don’t use the app, then deleting it is the best way to declutter your digital life.

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4. Have a digital detox

There’s no doubt that we’re living in an age of Information. With the internet and social media being such an integral part of our lives, it can be incredibly challenging to focus on what’s important and filter out the unimportant stuff. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the amount of digital clutter in your life, one of the best things you can do is to have a digital detox. Instead of scrolling through your social media feeds, try to spend more time enjoying your life. Stay away from your phone and computer for a day or two and focus on connecting with people in person. You can also try to spend more time offline and away from technology. This can be especially helpful if you are constantly distracted by your phone or computer.

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