Sometimes, we don’t view digital clutter as clutter because it doesn’t take up much space. However, how many times during the day do you pick up your smartphone? Think of all the times that your eyes scan each screen looking for the application you want to open?
Set the timer on your smartphone for ten minutes. (Keep the timer app!) Scan for games you no longer play, shopping apps for stores or sites your rarely frequent, and those apps that sounded fun but you never open. Uninstall at least three applications on your smartphone. Don’t visit the site first.
If you complain about never having enough time, consider how easy it is to open a social media app or a game and lose track of the time. Clean up your phone’s screens and eliminate some of these temptations.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.