Peter Walsh always says, that de cluttering is not about the stuff. It’s about you changing your attitude. Every item you own is a point on your to do list and occupies a space in your mind!
This applies to non physical stuff,too. All the things we have on our computers!
I have written about de cluttering your e mails, but this is better and bigger; it’s about de cluttering your whole computer.
A colleague of mine found this online program and posted it on our Facebook group (an AAPO members only group on Facebook). Lots of POs tried it and because we are all into de cluttering we all got a real buzz out of it.
I started the search at night – it took a good 45 min to get the list with results. The next morning, I started deleting files, still in my PJs and didn’t stop till lunch… that’s how exciting it is!
Give it a go: http://www.ashisoft.com/
This is is a screenshot of my results and rather than just pressing ‘delete’ I went over it and found whole folders that could be deleted, some of them so big, the recycling bin didn’t have space in it.
Don’t forget to empty your recycling bin afterwards (or even in between)
I got so inspired I went through my whole private inbox and deleted another 1200 e mails.
There is something similar for devices and mobiles, like Duplicate manager (android).
The whole exercise inspired not just me, but hubby had a go at all the German movies we have downloaded over the last 5 years.
He took a different approach and moved all movies to one external hard drive and then I had the privilege to run the duplicate finder and deleted all doubles , and a fair bit of crap– now we are down to just one hard drive for our videos.