As you go about declutttering your home, remember to keep on top of electronic clutter, too. Unlike paper clutter, electronic clutter isn’t so visibly noticeable, but if you’re having a hard time finding your electronic files, it may be time for an e-purge.

pressing the delete key

Use the same criteria you’d use for paper organizing. Consider things like:

  • Does this item support a current project?
  • Do I need this email for historical reasons?
  • Is it likely I’ll ever think to reference this document again?

If not…consider hitting delete and create a bit more space on your computer’s hard drive (and yours!)

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Aby Garvey is a creative organizing expert and simplify 101’s founder. She has created 14 online organizing classes, which she has been teaching since 2007, helping thousands of people around the world get organized. Aby loves to help people create positive change in their lives through her online classes and organizing eBooks.

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