The Great Digital De-Clutter


Yesterday’s Perfect Moment is tackling a task that I should have done a while ago. I put it off and forgot about it, but finally, enough procrastinating, enough slacking, I got it done.

There are lots of tasks that I put off. I’ve used the laundry line as a closet.  I’ve stacked papers that should have been organized, filed, shredded or binned.  I’ve piled the beer bottles that should have gone back to the store.  None of these tasks is ominous.  Mostly they lack stimulus to get done.  I take out the trash because it smells.

The task was digital de-cluttering.

First off was the favourites tab. I deleted broken links.  I deleted links to things that I no longer follow with any regularity–because they are obviously not my favourite anymore.  I put links into the folders they belong to.

I discovered that one of my favourite bloggers, who I thought had given up blogging completely, is back at it. She reviews Japanese candy.

Next, I organized my photos a bit. This took longer because I stopped to look at some of them.  I cropped a bunch.  I rearranged the orientation on a few more.  I deleted some blurry ones.  I even made a few copies and turned them black and white to see what would happen.

Then I tackled the big one: Email. Sorting, deleting, starring, changing my colour background scheme……. There is a lot to do.  I also took time to unsubscribe to a bunch of stuff that I was receiving but never looked at.

I also organized my blogposts. I keep copies of what I have written because I usually type in word, rather than the WP page.  Now, I have separate folders per year.

In the end, I do not have any more physical space. The rooms and drawers that need de-cluttering are still in need.  The countertop still has too many things on it, and the fridge….well, maybe next weekend.

What prompted this? You might have noticed that I added Instagram to my blog.  While this was no huge feat, it was made more difficult by the fact that I had taken all my pictures off my phone.  This got my to take a more detailed look at my computer.  This prompted the digital de-clutter.

As for this blog, it is still a work in progress.  It might be about time for a new theme.  I am not sure.  Any suggestions on the visual appearance of this blog would be awesome.


About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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2 Responses to The Great Digital De-Clutter

  1. leggypeggy says:

    Oh geez, I need to do a heap of digital decluttering. The house needs work too. Glad you got some done.

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