Just like our physical spaces, our digital spaces also require organising and springcleaning. Most of us engage in digital hoarding by retaining unnecessary files from both work and personal lives, making it hard for us to find the files we need and exposing unnecessary data to potential hackers.

Eric can facilitate the digital decluttering process to improve work performance and security for all the digital spaces. Refer to the video and text below for examples of what can be done.

For Computers:

  • Create an intuitive system to organise files
  • Consolidate all relevant files into a single location for its category
  • Create an intuitive system to organise applications/apps
  • Removing useless files and apps from storage
  • Create a file integrity checking system to detect silent corruption of files
  • Create a multi-layered backup system for files

For Emails:

  • Clear out irrelevant or obsolete advertisements, notifications and administrative communications
  • Create different categories for different types of emails
  • Create filters to automatically classify and delete emails
  • Give feedback to the email provider about what is and is not spam email so they can filter your email better

For Social Media (especially Facebook):

  • Unfollow or unfriend people whose posts are irrelevant or negative to us
  • Priortise the posts of people, pages and groups most important or relevant to us
  • Leave groups and group chats that are no longer useful, relevant or positive
  • Organising friend lists systematically so we are clear about the background of our contacts
  • Limiting notifications and usage of social media for improved productivity

For Mobile Phones:

  • Organising the phone apps layout for quick access
  • Uninstalling or disabling useless apps
  • Organising and cleaning files in storage spaces
  • Ensuring that all the data are being backed-up (e.g. contact list, WhatsApp, photos, videos)

For Storage Devices/Media:

  • Checking the data integrity of hard drives and SD cards
  • Recovering data from faulty storage devices
  • Consolidating many different versions and copies of files from different devices into one
  • Organising files into systematic categories
  • Creating a redundant automated backup system