DEcluttering is a big topic, mostly concerning clothes, furniture, objects and stuff that is not necessary.
I have been lucky to move from my parents home to my very own, therefore starting from scratch: which means I could avoid from start to fill it up to the brim (we only buy something new when the old one is almost out or broken beyond repair), this doesn’t mean I didn’t get the chance to get rid of some “nuisances”.
– countless black tshirts that faded, shrinked or that I never wore
– cables and tech parafrenalia that’s now out of date
– pencil case filled with pens that don’t write anymore
– most of all: e-nuisances
Let me take a step back: I’ve resisted Facebok for a long time, when I caved in I dediced to keep my business to myself, only share some thing and most of all accept or look for friends that I’ve actually met.
Sadly between jobs, courses and friends’ friends, I gathered up some “useless” contacts. What was worse was that they infested my wall with teen-rants (even though from people in their 30s… or double-15 at this point…), mean thoughts no one asked for and that made me uneasy or simply with stuff I couldn’t care less.
So I’ve spent some minutes deleting contacts, setting others as “acquaintances” (which implies you can share contents just with “friends” or “Best friends”, cutting “acquaintances” off), picking what kind of news to see (that trick of un-ticking “Like comments” reall works, I’m really not interested that the friend of my friend’s friend likes my friend’s picture…) and just removing others from popping up on my wall.
It was really worth the time spent: I’m in contact with whom I’m really interested into and I don’t get bad feelings for other people rants… who are rightfully entitled to speak their minds anyway they like, just like I’m rightfully entitled not to listen to them Peace!
What about you? Have you ever tried e-decluttering? How was it?
Last year I did it with old emails, ended up with 50 total I wanted to keep, discarding the other thousand (no, not kidding…), unsubscribing from useless newsletter & co and now I’m thinking of some blog and blog-related decluttering+organization.
Tell me about you now!