Monthly Archives: April 2011

Clearing Virtual Clutter, Part 2 – Data Files

If your computer’s hard drive died today, what would you lose? Would you be able to restore all that important data — that half-written novel, the photos and video from last year’s family reunion, all the tax-related receipts you entered … Continue reading

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Clearing Virtual Clutter, Part 1 – Email

How much time do you spend every day reading email? How many messages are in your inbox right now? If you’re like me, the answers to those questions are “too much” and “several thousand.” Where did all this email come … Continue reading

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Clearing Emotional Clutter

I love my mom, and she loves me. But we’ve never communicated well, in spite of the fact that we’re both trying hard to connect. It seems like every time we talk about anything important, we end up annoyed with … Continue reading

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Why Am I Keeping This? (or, Where Clutter Comes From)

My mother is coming to visit this week, so I’ve been on a decluttering spree. As I went through the house, making each room more presentable, I realizes that one of my biggest clutter problems is mail. There’s mail on … Continue reading

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