Do you have a personal computer? Chances are you do. In 2016, 89.3% of all households in the United States had a computer at home. In a country where 43% of the population categorized themselves as disorganized, it is safe to assume that their computers are cluttered.
A cluttered desktop slows your computer and you down. Like physical clutter, it negatively affects productivity. Electronic clutter contributes to stress, which affects your quality of life.
The desktop is not for file storage, it must help to navigate your computer easier and get the information you need faster. Declutter your desktop is easy, the following are ways to do it.
- Clean up folders and pictures from your desktop. That massive quantity of files and pictures on your desktop are in the incorrect place.
- Create folders to keep the documents organized by subject.
- Take advantage of cloud services to keep your pictures. Organize them in a way that is efficient for you: by date, event or place.
- Do not clutter your desktop with shortcuts, use them for those applications that you use more often only.
Stop wasting time searching for documents or shortcuts on your desktop. Cut the searching time and avoid distractions to improve productivity.