For people who have decided to declutter for Lent here are a few ideas that you may not have thought of. Importantly, not only do physical objects clutter our lives but increasingly electronic clutter on our devices also takes up space.
Computer files and folders use a lot of memory. Delete old downloads, browsing history and files that are no longer needed. Deleting phone apps you no longer use and old texts will ensure you don’t run out of space on your smart phone. Finally, photographs both digital and on paper can take up a lot of room and add to clutter. If you feel the need to hold on to these old photos the site Forever.com lets you digitize and store your photos and other media.
- Decluttering your life will reduce your stress and make your overall quality of life better.
- Set yourself reminders with an alarm or calendar to make a date to clean out a closet or organize a desk as to keep your space decluttered.
- Scanning your pictures and documents into a computer and finding a better way to store the originals will free up space and assist in decluttering.
“Whether it’s the box (or boxes) of photos in your basement or the thousands of photos on your smart phone, consider spending a few minutes a day organizing your family photos.”