We all have too much going in our lives. Be it work, friends, family, side Hustle, or sometimes just life. Now I know some of you’ll like it messy and love it, but deep down, you also know that being organized will save you a lot of time and trouble. In this article, I am not going to talk about cleaning your room or doing your laundry. I will be sharing some hacks to declutter your online life. Yes, you heard it right – Online Life.
We spend a lot of our time in front of the screens, so it only makes sense to monitor them sometimes. Let’s see what all you can do to keep your online self organised.
Just a reminder. It will not happen in hours or a day. It might take a few days or weeks to do the below mentioned, but I promise you will be in a more peaceful online world once you do.
P.S.: You won’t have to leave the comfort of your couch to do any of this.
7 Hacks To Declutter Your Online Life
We all want to make our lives more manageable with the help of technology. But what happens when the same thing starts sending you promotional emails twice a day. You get irritated and start to ignore it. And in that mess, sometimes you end up missing much important stuff too. So what you need to do is UNSUBSCRIBE. Unsubscribe all those emails which are not adding value to your life. Unsubscribe anything that you don’t require at the moment. You always have the time to subscribe again.
Keep It On The Drive
Google Drive. The saviour of our data. What should I say about this that hasn’t already been said before? Yes, keep all of your files, ppts, docs, or any document you want. You can create folders to categorise everything and even colour-code them. This way, you will not have to depend on your P.C. every time.
P.S.: Do NOT share your password with ANYONE.
Delete Google Photos
I know this looks like whatever, but this is important. A lot of us rely on Google Photos to keep our selfies and pictures safe. But you might also know that it takes the backup of your already installed gallery in your phone and will be reserving all the screenshots you took of your chats to show it to your best friend, or the memes you saved to share at the right time, or the quotes you saved to use it as a caption for the future selfie you take. Clean it, and you will clear up much space on your cloud.
Clean Your Phone
Your phone has many cache files, which might be slowing it down. Make it a weekly practise of deleting those files to keep your phone in smooth functioning. Delete those promotional messages you get rid of spam. Also, delete your transaction messages. You will already have the statement in your app; you don’t need two notes as a reminder. Go to your WhatsApp folder and delete all the stickers and GIFs you’ve sent, all the memes you have sent across, which you don’t need. It will reduce the load of your WhatsApp BackUp.
P.S.: Be careful while doing this. Don’t end up erasing essential files from the device.
Delete your Apps
Did you notice the number of apps you have installed on your phone? Almost 100 app icons. Some of those are preinstalled, which you cannot do anything about it, and then there are some which you installed it yourself. Now think about it – how many have you ever used for more than a month? How many do you use daily or weekly, or monthly? I am sure the answer will be no for some of the apps. You can also go to your phone’s settings to see which apps you use less, and whatever you don’t need it, don’t uninstall it! Log out or delete your account and your data and then uninstall your app.
You might have 1000 friends on your Facebook account or thousands of connections on your LinkedIn profile. But if those people are not lifting you, not motivating you to do better, it’s time to hit the unfriend, Unfollow or remove connection right way. No one has the time for that kind of negativity in their lives.
Have you ever checked the plethora of services Google offers to us! Besides the basic, Google notes and keep. It provides so much more than your head will start to spin. It covers everything. Right from business, to learning, to organizing to EVERYTHING! One such service is Google Docs and Google Sheets. You can access it anytime you want. You can edit it on the go and save it as and when you want.
Besides these, a few others like going to the market, calling that friend, replying to that annoying email from a co-worker (nicely), cooking that Chinese, and whatever you want, get it done.
Some small tasks, like folding your laundry, organizing your closet, ironing your clothes for the week, can be done quickly. Put on some loud music that you can headbang to and get in the groove. By the time Taylor Swift is on her fifth song, you will be done with your chores. Nothing will happen in a day. Get into practice, and keep on doing the same thing every day.
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