Clutter is stressful. It's a fact. It's linked to higher levels of stress, distraction, lack of productivity…
And that doesn't just go for physical clutter. Digital clutter is just as distracting, and just as capable of causing you stress.
Imagine if every time you opened your front door you were faced with an enormous pile of mail, and that your phone or doorbell was ringing every few minutes demanding your attention, and all your important documents were scattered throughout 15 different drawers in your home, so that you were always seeing them but never knowing where the right one was when you needed it…
It's stressful just imagining it, isn't it?
Yet that's what so many of us face every time we open our phones or computers. We have apps we don't need, constantly flashing notifications and “read me” bubbles; we have countless emails we don't need from stores we no longer visit; we have important files stored across 20 different folders, which we can then never find when we need them; we have so many photos and videos on our devices that they're slowing those devices down, but we don't dare delete them until we've found time to do something with them.
But all that's not only slowing your devices down. It's slowing you down…
What's in our “space” impacts what's in our heads… which means that clearing it all out, and keeping it organized, can have a significant impact on our entire lives.
You probably already know this. And you quite likely already have some sort of “digital organization” on your to-do-list… where it stays, week after week after week.
For most, the biggest problem isn't realizing you need to do it, it's knowing how to get your digital space organized, or finding the time to do it.
Which is just the first of many reasons why getting someone to help you digitally declutter can be so beneficial.
10 Reasons Why You Should Get Digital Decluttering Support:
1. It'll save you time
This is a simple yet two-fold benefit:
- Hiring someone to organize your digital life means, simply, that you don't have to find the time to do it yourself.
- Then, once it's done, you no longer waste time looking for things, dealing with emails and notifications you don't need, or waiting for your slow computer to do what you need it to.
Time saved, now and in future.
2. It'll save you money
Time is money, so reason 1 = reason 2. The sooner (and the better) you get it done, the sooner (and the better) you reap the rewards, which is exactly why paying someone to do something for you usually means you're saving money in the long run… as not only do they do it quickly, but they also do it better.
3. It'll give you a sense of clarity, renewal, and revival
This one's simple. A tidy space = a tidy mind.
4. No more procrastination
Be honest, you've been meaning to organize your digital world yourself for ages, right? Procrastination is natural, but it often means important but non-urgent jobs get pushed back. A professional won't procrastinate, because it's their job. To them, it is urgent.
Hire someone to organize your digital spaces for you, and you can (finally) simply tick that job off as done…
5. Benefit from an expert's expertise
We wouldn't consider doing certain jobs ourselves if we know we don't have the right skills… plumbing, electrics, car mechanics, dentistry(!), and so on.
Organizing is no different. If organization is not your strong point, it makes sense to hand it over to someone who excels at it. They'll create a better system than you'd be able to, and they'll make it far easier for you to keep it up.
6. Benefit from a bit of exterior perspective
Standing and looking at things from a distance always gives a clearer perspective, which is why third-party perspectives are so useful. A detached, unemotional, or impersonal viewpoint always helps to highlight what's really important, and spot where things could be improved. Sorting through your own clutter can be an impossible job, as it's just too yours. A professional can approach things with a far more efficient, detached perspective, clearly seeing what needs to go and what needs to change.
7. Reduce overwhelm
Knowing you have a big job to start… (and then finish!)… is always overwhelming. And overwhelm is infamous for causing all kinds of problems to people's emotions, productivity, and general state of being. Outsourcing is one of the best ways to beat overwhelm. Hire someone to take on the job of decluttering your digital world, and that big overwhelming job is simply no more!
8. Eliminate a job you hate
In my view, life is too short to do things we hate. If organizing, tidying, cleaning, etc., is something you hate, or resent having to spend the time on, then I say – don't do it! Most people hire cleaners for their home for exactly that reason, and most say it's some of the best money they spend every month. The exact same applies for your digital life…
9. It'll reduce your stress, decision fatigue, and anxiety
Just as a tidy and organized home or office makes it easier to think clearly, see straight, and start each day feeling strong and positive, so does a tidy and organized computer, phone, and digital space. You'll be amazed at the impact it has on reducing negative emotions, and the increase in productivity, efficiency, and clarity you feel.
10. It'll help you stay more organized in future
Hiring and investing in someone to declutter and organize your digital space will make you more accountable. Whether you hire someone as a one-off or as an ongoing thing, you'll instinctively be more inclined to keep your digital world organized – so as to keep benefitting from the work they've had done, so as to keep it from piling up again, and so as to maintain that lovely sense of calm and clarity that you've gained from having an organized digital space.
Keeping your digital space decluttered is just as important to your state of mind and your productivity as having a tidy house is. But in our modern world of spinning a million plates at once, it's usually one of the first places to get messy… and stay messy.
Hiring someone to help you declutter is not only the quickest way to get back on top of it all, but one of the most effective too.
Reach out if you'd be interested in knowing how I could help you get on top of your digital world! I can tell you one thing already… I'd really love to help!