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Thursday, June 29, 2023

Digital Tidying

Recently I finished reading a library copy of The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story by Marie Kondo.  The author explains her approach to minessentialism in somewhat mystical terms but you can often figure out a practical rationale for each of the rules that she teaches.  I found this graphic novel to be a quick easy read and now my family members are enjoying it.

I have recently decided that I need to start digital tidying on a periodic basis.  I think I will start alternating my daily practice of cleaning my physical space with cleaning my virtual space.  My digital maintenance could include uploading all of my files to the cloud and then deleting them off of old laptops, sorting the contents of my cloud folders so that I can find the files that I am looking for when I need them, deleting files that are no longer needed, and making offline backups of my cloud data.