Category: Spring Cleaning

Getting Rid of ROT

Due to the large volume of “stuff” we manage to accumulate electronically, getting rid of ROT is key to managing your information effectively.  ROT is an acronym we use in my profession when referring to information, or documents, that are…

Strategic Saving

The Deletist is about focusing on strategic saving and getting rid of the rest.  It can sometimes be challenging to figure out what should be kept and what can be tossed, especially when it comes to documents and information.  The…

Digital Decluttering

With so many places for digital “clutter” to accumulate unseen without any noticeable physical signs (e.g. running out of space), it’s easy to dismiss it.  I recently ran out of space on my Dropbox account reminding me that it was…

Transforming Our Stuff

When my father died going through his personal affairs was a huge process.  Not only was there a lot of stuff, but it all reminded me of him.  I often felt cranky and upset.  We packed up some of his favorite…

Playing for Keeps

A lot of people tell me they have problems getting rid of things for a variety of reasons.  Sometimes it’s too overwhelming to find a starting point.  Naturally items to which we are strongly attached emotionally will pose more of…