Digital Decluttering – Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival

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Digital Declutter Community

Welcome to the Digital Decluttering edition of the Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival!

Technology has allowed us to eliminate a lot of paper from our homes and offices, which has helped to cut down on visual clutter. But in its place, we now have hard drives full of photos, documents and other files that we’ve created or downloaded – not to mention our bookmarks, logins, contacts, calendars and other data.

So now we have digital clutter instead. And because it’s not taking up physical space, we don’t have a visual cue that it needs our attention.

It’s something I’ve struggled with from time to time, so I was pleased to learn about the free Digital Declutter Community. It’s run by Sheila Penton of Online-EA, whom I’ve known and respected for over ten years, so I knew it would be good. Each month they work on a specific area of digital clutter and I’ve found it really helpful. Sheila is our sponsor for this month, so I encourage you to check out what she offers.

A digital declutter is an audit of your entire digital life, followed by removing or reorganizing everything into a simpler, more secure, and more backed up system. ~Elaine MeyerClick To Tweet

Whether you’re overwhelmed by your own digital clutter or an organizing pro with expert advice, you’re sure to find something here you can use. Check out all the great submissions, and be sure to show the bloggers your appreciation by leaving comments and sharing their blog posts (or this one) with your network, using the hashtag #POBC in your social media posts.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this Blog Carnival, especially our wonderful sponsor.

Next month’s Blog Carnival is all about Organizing for Summer Camp, and you may make your submission any time from now until Tuesday, June 15 at 12:00 midnight EDT.

 

 

Coming Up

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Submission dates: June 15 to July 19

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Submission dates: July 20 to August 16

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Submission dates: August 17 to September 20

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A former professional organizer, I'm now a Website Design and Care Specialist. I love helping others succeed by sharing the knowledge and insight I’ve gained through marketing my own business for over 15 years! When I’m away from my desk, I enjoy reading, photography, watching movies, and cooking.

Gravatar mystery man

A former professional organizer, I'm now a Website Design and Care Specialist. I love helping others succeed by sharing the knowledge and insight I’ve gained through marketing my own business for over 15 years! When I’m away from my desk, I enjoy reading, photography, watching movies, and cooking.

4 Comments

  1. Avatar Seana Turner on May 18, 2022 at 11:55 am

    This is the place to get great help for this timely topic. I love the idea of doing a bit each month. I appreciate your including my post as part of this. In my case, it was something to work on each day, but you could spread it out over any time period that works for you. I look forward to reading the posts that are new to me!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on May 19, 2022 at 1:09 pm

      I love the idea of focusing on one specific area at a time. Some could take days or even months, but others might be done in one sitting. Every step forward is a step in the right direction!

  2. Avatar Julie Bestry on May 18, 2022 at 5:37 pm

    This might be one of your most important carnivals, Janet! I really appreciate Sheila sponsoring this month, as there’s so much important material here, and it’s so varied. We’ve got Hazel, Andi, and Natalie covering photos, which I think usually gets short shrift in favor of computer files and email. I’m looking forward to reaching each one of these posts!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on May 19, 2022 at 1:06 pm

      Everyone has their own different area of concern and preferred ways of doing things, so it’s wonderful to have so much variety here. I’m especially pleased that you were inspired to write a post especially for this Blog Carnival. It’s an excellent addition!

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