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The Big Spring Clean

19:25:00 Jo Linsdell 0 Comments

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June has become my month for decluttering and getting organised. I'm on a mission!

Decluttering

I've been clearing out the clutter on my computer. It's amazing how many old emails and unread files I have just sitting there eating up disk space and slowing my computer down. 

Newsletters

I've also been reviewing the newsletters I'm signed up for. Over the years I've added quite a few but rarely get the time to actually read them. Then there's the ones I occasionally open but don't really offer much of interest any more. All these newsletters are clogging up my already full inboxes and just creating more work. It's time to sort out the ones I want to and WILL read and un-subscribe from the rest.

Filing

I'm embracing the idea of Spring cleaning this year and have been organising my filing systems (both on the computer and off). My goal is to become more organised and cut down on my wasted time so I have more time to get things done. I hate not being able to find something when I need it.

Schedules and Strategies

All this clearing out and getting organised has inspired me to work out my social media strategies and get my blogs in order too. I've been planning out my posting schedule, taking a look at what's been working and what's not, and brainstorming ways to make my sites and profiles more effective. 

Having a schedule written up in advance has really made life easier and already saved me loads of time. Know what I'm going to write about and when means I don't have to come up with a last minute idea and also means the content I come up with is better quality. 

By scheduling both blog posts and some social media posts in advance I keep up my online presence without having to actually be there all the time. This gives me more time to spend with my kids, work on my books and other projects, and dare I say it... relax a bit.

Of course I'm still very active on my social media sites and spend time interacting with friends and followers (that's what it's all about after all and the fun part). It just means that I can set up my blog posts to share or content like quotes or tips. It also means I think more about the types of content I share and how it helps my author branding.

All these things are helping to give me more direction and save me time. With the long school holidays coming up now is the perfect time for me to get organised. I can enjoy my summer and not feel guilty about spending less time at my computer because I'll still be active online through my scheduled content.

Do you Spring clean? Have you been getting organised so you can enjoy the summer? Got some tips on decluttering? Please leave a comment as I'd love to hear from you.


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