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5 Quick Steps to Digital Spring Cleaning

Spring Has Sprung! As we clean our homes and offices, often we forget to de-clutter our digital lives. In this blog, we’ll include tips and resources to complete a digital spring cleaning so you can free up more space, improve your privacy, and head into the summer feeling free of clutter.



Why is Digital Spring Cleaning Important?

Between full storage space, inbox overload, slower device speeds, and crowded organization, de-cluttering and cleaning your digital assets will help improve your privacy and security and device speeds and even ease your stress levels. Researchers have found that clearing clutter results in a better ability to focus, process information, and increase productivity.


Here are our top 5 steps towards clearing up your digital clutter.



1. CLEAN UP YOUR INBOX

Unread emails clogging up your inbox? Many of us can often feel overwhelmed by a full inbox of unread or waiting to be answered emails. To start cleaning your inbox, look for newsletters or senders you’ve continuously been ignoring and determine if you want to unsubscribe from them.




2. DELETE APPS & ACCOUNTS YOU DON’T USE

Take a look at the applications on your computer, phones, tablets, or similar digital devices. By reviewing the websites and services associated with the applications, you can determine which you haven’t used in some time, remove all info and deactivate it. Deleting apps or canceling accounts can help keep your email address, usernames, and passwords out of unnecessary hands.




3. UPDATE ALL OF YOUR APPS AND SETTINGS

Keeping your apps, devices, and programs up-to-date on all software platforms is essential. System updates will allow your device to run faster and lead to increased privacy, making it more difficult for hackers to access. When possible, enable automatic updates to keep your software security current.




3. UPDATE ALL OF YOUR APPS AND SETTINGS

Keeping your apps, devices, and programs up-to-date on all software platforms is essential. System updates will allow your device to run faster and lead to increased privacy, making it more difficult for hackers to access. When possible, enable automatic updates to keep your software security current.




4. BACKUP YOUR INFORMATION

Regardless of how safe and secure your website is, there may be times you need to recover or refer to old data, photos, files, and content. Most website hosting providers and platforms provide options for automatic or manual backups of your website.


Need help with backing up your website files? Email us at rachel@marketing-ave.com for a step-by-step guide for your website platform.




5. REVIEW YOUR MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTIONS

As a busy business owner, staying on top of monthly subscriptions can be challenging. Spring cleaning is a great time to check on automatic payments and monthly email subscriptions to decide whether or not to continue using the platforms.






Although “spring cleaning” can sound like a daunting task, decluttering your digital life will help you stay focused and clear-minded, heading into the new summer season.



What are some tips or best habits for keeping your digital life organized? Let us know in the comments below!






Happy Spring Cleaning!






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