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6 April 2020

How To Have A Digital Spring Clean

Yes, spring cleaning doesn't have to just involve washing your curtains, hoovering under the sofas or Dettoling the kitchen cupboards (obviously you take the food out first) . It can also mean having a digital sort out. By this, I don't mean getting the screen wipes and wiping down your phone, laptop or Ipad screens.



When was the last time you looked through your phone and thought "Yep, I don't need to unfollow, unsubscribe or delete anything as everything is tickety boo and my phone has enough memory to last forever and ever!" Yep, didn't think so. You wouldn't hoard everything like a squirrel in your house to take up valuable space, so why do the same for your technology?

How To Have A Digital Spring Clean




Here are some of the ways you can have a digital spring clean -




1) UNSUBSCRIBE
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Oh god, the amount of emails that randomly land in my inbox about new hay fever medication or a new serum which will make your skin as smooth as a dolphin's behind drives me mad. We put up with a lot of junk mail landing on our doorsteps on a weekly basis, why not put a stop to it in your emails? I know it's easier to hit the delete button rather than unsubscribe, but think of it like this, a minute or two unsubscribing to them means you won't have to delete much ever again!






2) UNFOLLOWING 
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Don't ever think you're a heartless person if you decide to hit the unfollow button. There's no law that says you have to follow anyone on social media. The last thing you want is for your social media space to be is negative. Nah, can't be doing with all the negative vibes (especially right now) If the person you're following is negative - unfollow
If the person you're following's account is inactive - unfollow (no need to feel guilty about that one)
If the person you're following doesn't inspire you - unfollow
If the person you're following gives you any abuse - DEFO unfollow (and even block)
Don't think of it as a culling, think of it as making your social media space more positive and a happier place to scroll.


How To Have A Digital Spring Clean


3) DELETING  UNUSED  APPS
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We all that one app which is there but we keep on your phone "just in case". In case of what? If Bozza Johnson decides that the country should all download it? Nah, if it's not being used, delete it. It's taking up valuable memory on your phone. You can always redownload it if you fancy using it again.




4) ORGANISING  YOUR  PHOTOS
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I had the email from iCloud the other day to inform me that I was running out of space for my photo's. Panic ensues and I delete a load of photo's from my phone. Maybe the email was the kick up the arse I needed to give my photo albums a good culling. I had so many unedited photo's, doubles or screenshots that I had saved for a rainy day. My photo album looks a little more organised now. 




5) UNLIKING  FACEBOOK  PAGES
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Remember the days when Facebook was popular? Ah, memories. The day's when we used to poke each other, play games against each other and have full public convos on each other's profiles. Good times. Also we liked those endless pages about random shit. Whether it was a page dedicated to eating smiley faces or getting in the shower and forgetting your towel. As you can probably guess, those pages have probably been inactive since 2009. Unlike them. Simple as.

How To Have A Digital Spring Clean



Hopefully this post will be the springboard for you to have a digital spring clean while you're sat at home!





Lucy 

50 comments:

  1. I do love a good digital clear out. Whether it be deleting old apps - I have this habit of downloading loads of games and never playing them, then forgetting that they're there haha. I did get rid of a few last night! And having a good old facebook friend clear out is always a good one x
    Amber | www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I haven't downloaded a game on my phone for years! I think it's purely because I know I wouldn't have the chance to play them! x

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  2. I always make sure to delete unused apps, I hate clutter

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    1. Deleting unused apps is always a good idea

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  3. This is something I've been meaning to do - my phone is so cluttered with emails, photos and unused apps and now I finally have the time to be able to properly declutter! xx

    - Charlotte / charlottesspace.com

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    1. I love having a good sort out of my emails! It's great satisfaction have a clean, uncluttered inbox! xx

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  4. I just did this. Especially the unsubscribing is so nice. My email was so cluttered with things I never read.
    Thanks for sharing

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  5. Unsubscribing is definitely something I need to do! So many youtubers I no longer watch and might even try and find some new ones to subscribe to as well!
    Sarah x
    https://www.saraheliza.co.uk/

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    1. That's a job I've been doing in the last few days, every time I get an email of that sort, I hit unsubscribe! x

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  6. How weird, I have just done some of these this weekend. I didn't realise how many photos were taking up space on my phone, so there was a bit of a cull to be had.
    Next step is the unsubscribing to emails I think!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

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    1. I love organising my photos, it's such a great satisfaction! x

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  7. I really need to go through my email and do a big unsubscribing binge... I have been receiving so much JUNK lately... It's seriously overdue!

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    1. The amount of junk emails I receive is ridiculous!

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  8. Oh good lord I don't even wanna see how many emails I have right now. There are so many that I need to unsubscribe from and delete its not even funny!

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    1. Haha you better get cracking then Jenn!

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  9. Deleting unused apps and unfollowing is one that I really like to do for a digital detox! Thankyou for sharing your tips x

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  10. I love the concept of a digital Spring clean! In fact I pretty much did that a couple of weeks ago on Instagram and my photo albums / phone storage. I think it's so good and healthy to declutter, to find new bloggers / influencers to follow and add some positivity to your screen time too. Thanks for sharing x

    Kate | thelittlecrunch.co.uk

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    1. Well done on getting your Instagram and photo albums done! x

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  11. I loved this post! This is something that I definitely need to do, a digital detox is definitely overdue! Thanks so much for sharing! X

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    1. Thank you Rachel! I hope you get it done! x

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  12. Great ideas, I'm hoping to get some things done like my photos or finish blog posts :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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    1. I hope you manage to get that done Nic!

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  13. Yesss fab post babe! It's important to not neglect your online space when you're having a Spring clean too! I love unfollowing and unsubscribing and deleting things. So satisfying! x

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    1. Thank you Jenny! Absolutely, I love having a online spring clean, it's so satisfying! x

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  14. I've had a massive social media spring clean and it feels amazing!

    Love, Amie ❤

    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  15. I definitely need to unlike Facebook pages! Something I always put off but really need to do. This has reminded me to do it haha so thank you x

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  16. My apps being cluttered is something that drives me crazy so I clear those out all the time. The only ones I keep that don't get used that often are travel things like translators but I keep those in their own little folder out of the way. I'm really on top of my file organisation but I feel like the list of mailing lists I need to unsubscribe from is an absolute joke, they build up so quickly! These are all great things to focus on during lockdown to keep yourself occupied. I'm planning on having a session backing up all of my photos and blog post drafts when I get to the bottom of my to-do list x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. They do build up really quickly, it's insane! I hope you get to the bottom of your to do list soon! x

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  17. Love this! I really need to have a digital spring clean, my phone is filled with apps that I rarely don't use and I have tons of photos that I really need to delete as they serve no purpose now as I have backed them up, always worry they will go missing from somewhere though if I do delete them then won't have the originals anymore lol. Great tips and definitely going to do some unfollowing, it's not heartless, it's good house keeping especially when accounts affect mental health.

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

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    1. Absolutely Jordanne, it's not heartless at all, like I said, your social media has got to be a happy place! x

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  18. These are all brilliant ideas! I also went on a digital decluttering spree and unsubscribed to a lot of spammy e-mails. Checking my inbox doesn't feel as daunting now! Thanks for sharing, this has inspired me to do some more digital spring cleaning soon! Lovely photos too! <3 xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

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    1. Thank you Bexa! Haha I bet it doesn't! xx

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  19. I've been doing a bit of a digital organise of the last couple of days, starting with my laptop. It is absolute chaos! I'm in the process of sorting through all of my files and properly organising them. An absolute task but I know it'll be satisfying when it's all sorted haha x


    https://www.femaleoriginal.com

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    1. At least you have the time to get it done now Faye! x

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  20. I really do need a spring clean of my online world, unsubscribing from things is something i actually do need to do!

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  21. I totally need to do this during this period! Also, hi! I just stumbled across your blog and I'm loving it. Thanks for sharing this great post and I hope to see more amazing content from you ��

    �� Marissa Belle | marsybun.com x ��

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    1. Ah thank you Marissa! I hope you are doing ok and are staying safe! x

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  22. I'm quite good when it comes to digital clearcuts, something I do need to do though which I totally forgot about is my liked facebook pages! Eeep. I bet there's stuff on there from years ago!
    Claire.X

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    1. When I checked mine, I was in disbelief in all the random pages I had liked so long ago! x

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  23. I'm bookmarking this! I really need to sort out my digital accounts. I'm definitely one of those people that feel intensely guilty when they unfollow someone, especially if it's someone I've followed for a while!

    Daisy xoxo | TheDeeWhoLived

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    1. Yeah there is a little bit of guilt when unfollowing someone isn't there?! But there's no point following someone who doesn't inspire you or is inactive! x

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  24. I need to do a digital cleanup too for sure!

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  25. I'm in dire need of a digital spring clean right now! I remember back in the days of sixth form we all went through a phase of liking those pages that were "Like if you hate slow walkers," "flipping the pillow over to the cold side" and Christ knows what else 🤣 Every now and again one pops up in my feed and I've been unliking them as they appear but I think I need to get on and have a bit of a cull with them! xx

    Amy | sassycatlady.com

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    1. OMG yes all of those pages we liked so many years ago! xx

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