Transitioning from paper to digital information is a good way to go paperless, but also to be able to access your files from anywhere in the world and share them with other people. Here are the few steps you should be taking if you’re considering going paperless as well as a few tips to organise the digital information so you can find it when you need it.
Technology has undoubtedly made our lives easier – instant connection to family and friends, easier access to information, remote working and learning, etc. But if we’re not mindful about how much information we bring into our digital world, if we don’t set up some systems and block the time to deal with it, it can also make our lives terribly complicated, costing us time to retrieve the information we need. And although digital clutter might not be visible, it can leave us completely overwhelmed as much as physical clutter does. Here are a few tips to help you conquer your digital clutter.
Dreading to open your overflowing inbox and face the thousands of unread emails lurking in there? Having a nagging feeling that you’ve missed some important information or a deadline because your mailbox is out of control? Yet feeling paralysed at the idea of going through it? Here’s my approach to help you restore your overflowing inbox to a manageable size in the least possible time.
I’d have never thought I could become a potential candidate for digital addiction. Admittedly I’d been an early adopter of any tools that could help me manage my work and personal life more efficiently: think schedule, tasks, lists, contacts, files, music, photos etc., all aggregated in one place yet accessible from multiple synchronised devices. But I had for a long time resisted embracing social media until I could no longer postpone setting a business page on Facebook. And despite being quite attuned to the risks associated with spending too much time online, I realised how hard it was to resist temptation. Fortunately, I quickly reacted and took some measures to help me disconnect so that I could reconnect with the meaningful in my life. I hope these measures can help you too. Here they are.
In a previous post, I shared my approach to deal with new photographs. But it’s just the tip of the iceberg, isn’t it? I can easily imagine the quantity of photos that you’ve accumulated over the years, hiding in your closets and drawers, bags and pockets, in between paper, memorabilia or clothes, or partially sorted into photo albums that have never been completed. Photos that you’d love to go through sometimes just by yourself or with your family or friends. So what is it that’s been holding you back to do something with them?
With the kids back to school, you may have some time now to go through your summer holiday pictures. As you go down memory lane, you tell yourself that it would be nice to put some of these pictures into a photo album. But then you remember the backlog of pictures you haven’t dealt with in months or even years and you get paralysed. Well I can’t blame you! Organising pictures can take time and is intimidating for most people. But the thing is the longer you postpone this activity, the harder it becomes.
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Written by Professional Organiser Nathalie Ricaud, this blog is the place for you to find plenty of tips on decluttering, home organisation, kids' organisation, paper management and time management to help you make your life a little more organised! Happy reading and organising!