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Deciding to declutter your digital stuff is overwhelming.

This week I wanted to share this fabulous video by Muchelleb. This is by far my favourite "Digital Declutter" video on YouTube! I love how straightforward her tips are, how no-nonsense her attitude is, and how e...

Here's a little something to keep up your sleeve, in case you need to create a list of all the files in a folder.

1. Navigate to the folder that you want to list.

2. Hold shift and right click.

3. Select "Open Powershell window here"

4. To list all the files in that folder...

How likely is it that your digital treasures will survive into the future? The answer depends on lots of things, including how much stuff you have, how spread out it is, how many copies you have, and how valuable it is to you.

Do you know how much stuff you have?

a) I ha...

What does 'sorting your paperwork' mean to you? I mean, what does it look like when you do it? Everyone has their own way of handling the paper that invites itself into their space. Or not handling it. Here's my way:

Step 1: Open

Open any envelopes as soon as they arrive...

Over the last 20ish weeks, I have been doing a Deep Dive Series into how personal archiving can be an act of love (both of self-love, and as a way of connecting with others).

I have been thinking about what kinds of things people care about, and why people care so much...

If you use Facebook, Google or Windows 10, you might want to read this article. It's about the tactics and strategies they use to manipulate you away from selecting privacy-friendly settings.

Read the full article here!

TL;DR

1. "Facebook and Google have privacy intrusive...

Just a quick one this week because - you know - I'm writing my MA dissertation, and everything.

Here are some musings on the theme of archives and love!

1. People create digital things because the love what they're doing

2. People capture their IRL creations as part of ce...

Oh my goodness everyone! You have to hear about this!

(Sorry, not sorry if you're not as excited about this as I am!)

I came across this game this week, which helps you care for your digital stuff!

The aim of the game

To tend your garden by removing weeds and growing plant...

Often, the purpose of keeping an item is as a reminder of the past. But even so, that item - and the decision to keep it - still serves an important function in the present.

6 reasons people do keep stuff:

1. To define yourself.

Items that reflect who you are, or which y...

Last week I shared a list of 7 Australian articles that were some of the earliest to talk about personal digital collections. I'm following that up some more articles from the UK, the US and Canada.

UK

Sexton, Anna, Turner, Chris, Yeo, Geoffrey & Hockey, Susan (2004) Und...

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Deciding to declutter your digital stuff is overwhelming.

This week I wanted to share this fabulous video by Muchelleb. This is by far my favourite "Digital Declutter" video on YouTube! I love how straightforward her tips are, how no-nonsense her attitude is, and h...

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