According to neuroscientists physical clutter in your surroundings decreases performance and increases stress.
Digital clutter can also have a negative impact on your ability to focus and perform creative tasks.
If the first thing you see every time you turn on your computer, is a cluttered desktop, you must definitely read this article.

To begin decluttering, you need to honestly assess all your current items. To decide what qualifies as clutter, ask one simple question: When was the last time I used this?

Create a maybe folder. This mostly applies to hard drive files, but I’ve found a helpful way of dealing with files I’m not sure about keeping is to put them in a maybe folder. I then set myself a calendar or to-do list reminder to come back and review the files in a month. If I haven’t used any of them by then, I delete them.

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