You’re mindlessly scrolling through Instagram and admiring your newest obsession (mine is Keith Powers tbh) when the “Storage Almost Full” message comes up on your phone. Ugh. Why does it seem like this happens every week?
Whether you have a 16, 64, or 128 gigabyte phone, or even a laptop with a terabyte of memory, there’s no doubt that you could use a bit more space. Here’s three tips to follow in order to stay organized.
Set a monthly reminder on your phone.
It’s time. Delete those 100 failed selfies that you’ll never post and that iMessage thread from your ex that should’ve been deleted months ago.
Set a monthly reminder on your phone (or write it down in your planner if you’re that type of person) to clean out your messages and photo album. It’ll make a huge difference.
Unsubscribe from mailing lists.
You subscribed to a random store’s email list to receive a coupon code. You thought you would eventually make a purchase, but three years later, they’re sending you ten emails a week and you still haven’t bought a thing. Go ahead and let them go.
If you have an iPhone/iPad with iOS 10 or above, you can easily unsubscribe from annoying emails in less than 30 seconds. Follow this link to find out how.
Ditch old files you’ll know you’ll never use again.
When’s the last time you went through your downloads folder on your computer? Recently, I went through mine and discovered syllabi from my first semester of college–obviously, I don’t need those anymore.
I also had a ton of installation packs from programs that are already installed on my laptop. Once the program has been installed onto your computer, there’s no reason to keep the installation pack. If you feel uncomfortable with deleting it, just do a quick google search to ensure that you won’t have any problems running a program without the installation pack installed.
I also get rid of old, pointless projects and assignments I know I’ll never need to access again.
It’s so refreshing so clean out your electronics, and it’s pertinent to keep your tech running at optimum condition.
From the threads & such minimalism series.