DIGITAL DECLUTTER SERIES
Go through your smartphone and group the applications into folders. While you’re doing this, delete any that you no longer use.
Why move apps into folders? You reduce how obvious they are on your screen and so you may get distracted by them less often. After moving Facebook into a “Social” folder, I found there were days that I forgot about opening the app.
Some of the other folders I set up included “Health,” (meditation and a coloring app) “Reading,” and “Shopping.” Don’t know how to create folders? Ask someone to show you or go onto YouTube and look for instructional videos.
And, although I've been focusing on digital decluttering these past few weeks, have you ever looked around your home and wondered how the mess keeps sneaking back after all the work you've done to create order?
Quite often, it comes down to dozens of small, impulsive decisions to do a task "later." Learning to stay organized isn't about buying better organizing gadgets, it's about the actions described in this article.
Susan, chief (and only) organized squirrel at A Less Cluttered Life, pursues learning, practicing, and sharing information about the everyday habits that can lead to living a better life.