How to become a digital minimalist

What is digital minimalism?

Digital clutter is anything that lives on a digital device and digital minimalism is the practice of decluttering an online space to take a more simplistic approach to life.

We spend our days online more and more each day, so it’s important to keep that space as simple and clutter-free as possible. Because digital clutter can provide a large distraction that can really hinder your productivity and happiness.

So, in this post I’m going to share some simple steps to start decluttering your phone and computer and becoming a digital minimalist:

Tips for Digital Minimalism:

Your Computer

  • Emails

Step one: go through and purge irrelevant emails. Anything outdated or that you know you will never need then delete.

Step two: unsubscribe from newsletters you don’t read. Only follow the newsletters from bloggers or companies you’re truly passionate about.

Step 3: organize messages into folders (and subfolders) to organize the emails you do need to keep.

  • Files / Document Storage

Step 1: Eliminate documents you no longer use or need.

Step 2: Organize documents into folders.

Step 3: Organize programs for cloud storage like Dropbox or Google Drive.

  • Photos

Step 1:  Keep only the best. Delete any duplicated photos, that you don’t want or need, or screenshots that are now irrelevant.

Step 2: Organize into folders so you can easily find them. This can save you a lot of time in the long run.

Step 3: Back up your memories. Back up your photos to online cloud storage or hard drive so that you don’t have to worry about losing them.

Your Phone

  • Apps

Step 1: Delete apps you don’t use regularly so that you can optimize your folders and home screen.

Step 2: Reorganize your apps in folders.

Step 3: Turn off unnecessary notifications

  • Social Media

Step 1: Delete accounts you don’t use anymore.

Step 2: Clean out your follower’s list on every platform. Unfollow accounts you don’t enjoy anymore.

Step 3: Unsubscribe from groups or pages that you don’t use.

Step 4: Turn off unnecessary notifications.

  • Home screen

Step 1: Create a minimal home screen by placing your most-used apps.

Step 2: Select a meaningful wallpaper.

  • Notes

Remove any notes that are irrelevant or unnecessary.

Here you have some simple tips to bring digital minimalism into your digital life! Hope you liked this post! See you in the next week 😊


12 Replies to “How to become a digital minimalist”

  1. Susan Trimble says: Reply

    I enjoyed it. You have some very good ideas. Thank you

    1. Michelle Robbins says: Reply

      Needed to read this today. Some information I knew but always good to be reminded, think ill add a sticky note on my desk to strive for digital minimalism. Thanks for the blog.
      Michelle, NC

      1. Poojasharmila says: Reply

        Very useful 👍 Thank you so much

  2. Thank you for promoting a healthy and meaningful lifestyle, everyone should know about your blog!💞

  3. Even better than minimal apps on your desktop – hide apps on your desktop entirely, and enjoy the minimalistic, clean look of just your background wallpaper.

    1. Great idea, thanks.

  4. I just enjoyed your blog in my very morning ☺

  5. Just when l am using my phone more, you have this blog. I found it very helpful. I am 70 and I’m starting use apps. for med. reminders and other important things.

  6. Read it right in the morning…thnkuh🙃

  7. Pamela Burke says: Reply

    I really appreciate the tips listed. I have a tendency to keep more information than I really need. Thank you 😊

  8. Sujata Debnath says: Reply

    Really good. Thank you.

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  9. Amanda Bush says: Reply

    Very helpful thanks 😊

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