Have you fallen under the spell of Marie Kondo and her passion for choosing joy through tidying up? I first heard of her about three years ago when a friend mentioned she was reading a book (Kondo’s “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”) about letting go of everything that does not spark joy. That incredibly short summary was enough to inspire to me to clean out closets. Who doesn’t want more joy?
Since then the movement has grown, and Kondo now shares the KonMari Method™ through a popular show on Netflix, “Tidying up with Marie Kondo.”
“The KonMari Method™ encourages tidying by category – not by location – beginning with clothes, then moving on to books, papers, komono (miscellaneous items), and, finally, sentimental items. Keep only those things that speak to the heart, and discard items that no longer spark joy. Thank them for their service – then let them go.” https://konmari.com/pages/about
There are many benefits to a tidy and organized space for living and working, and it can be very liberating to let go of things that don’t spark joy. We all have things that we have acquired in one way or another and we hold onto out of obligation or mindlessness, but that we don’t really need or want.
This spring we encourage you to de-clutter your cyber life. Unlimited storage and the fact that digital clutter is not really visible can lead many of us to allow our digital files to accumulate. That can pose a risk when financial or health-related files are left unsecured.
This checklist can guide you in protecting your sensitive information and de-cluttering your cyber life.
We aren’t the first to think of cyber-clutter in the context of the KonMari Method™. Read this article for a step-by-step guide to de-cluttering your digital life.