In this episode, Mike is joined by Dave Caolo, a regular contributor to Unclutterer, a website dedicated to home and office organization. Mike & Dave dive deep into digital clutter: What it is, where to find it, and how to deal with it. We explain the very real cost of clutter and the effect it has on your productivity, give you a couple of simple questions to help you realize if you need some help clearing out digital clutter yourself, and offer helpful strategies for decluttering your digital life if you do.
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- Why decluttering is harder to understand (but just as important) when it comes to digital items [2:05]
- What clutter really means [2:58]
- Why FOMO-bawed clutter drives a lot of the time we spend on social media [10:17]
- Real world examples of digital clutter [11:25]
- Important distinctions: things that are not digital clutter [14:38]
- Ways digital clutter can be harmful [19:02]
- Tips to start getting rid of digital clutter [26:30]
- How to declutter a smartphone [32:27]
- The one thing that Dave would tell people to do to start decluttering your digital life [40:26]
- How to automate decluttering [41:41]
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- Intentional Attention: How Small Decisions Can Bring You to Your Ideal Future (TPS184)
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- Using Coffee Shops and Cafes to Give Your Productivity a Boost w/ Dave Caolo (TPS172)
- The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World
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