An important aspect of digital decluttering that is often overlooked is our activities online. We all know to clear out our inboxes and reduce our browser tabs, but there are a few other important organizing tasks that can make all the difference to your daily productivity. This NYC Professional Office Organizer is taking a look at three strategies to consider immediately for reducing online clutter and improving efficiency.
Eliminate the Social Media Clutter
It is so easy to get sucked into the social media vortex and get lost for hours mindlessly scrolling Facebook or pinning new images to your Pinterest board. To make your social media time as valuable as possible, you must be selective. Remove yourself from Facebook groups that you aren’t regularly engaging in, unfriend or unfollow people that you aren’t interested in keeping up with, and uninstall the games apps that suck up too much of your time. If social media is a distraction for you, then remove apps like Twitter and Instagram from your phone so you won’t be tempted to check in and scroll through posts. Instead, schedule time for posting and reviewing, and stick to it.
Update Your Website
When you think about distractions on the internet, have you thought about how your potential customers or clients are feeling when they look at your site? Is it easy to navigate? Go through each page of your website reviewing all your content as well as navigation. Take inventory of what needs to be updated and remove outdated offers and copy that no longer applies to your business. Update your offerings and seek out testimonials from newer clients. This may even be time for a complete website redesign that more effectively fits your business brand. Review your website with the customer experience in mind – keep it as clutter free as possible!
Manage Your Passwords
Don’t waste time trying to search through documents, written notes, or emails to try and locate a password. You want to make sure your passwords are not easy to guess – use upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols – so that you can keep your accounts safe, but that doesn’t mean you want to waste time searching for your passwords. Instead, consider using one of the password sites like LastPass or 1Password so that your passwords are readily accessible and very secure.
By implementing these three digital decluttering strategies, you’ll have a more productive work day. For more hands-on office organizing strategies and support, reach out to your NYC Professional Office Organizer today!