Digital Decluttering Challenge – Day 1

When my life becomes upended and chaos reigns, it makes me feel better to organize what little I can. Sometimes that simply means I organize my socks in the drawer. All 12 pairs of them.
Or that one catch-all drawer of miscellaneous items in the kitchen. It feels good to know I have control of something in my life. I’m going to be ok. And you’ll get through this, too.

From my perspective here in Japan I have been self-isolating as much as possible since the end of February, watching helplessly as I see the virus move around the world. So many others are starting to work from home or have suddenly found themselves without work and are feeling helpless. It’s going to be ok. After a good rest, it’s time to find the bits of your life you can still control.

I have put together a mini 2-week digital decluttering plan to help you find some semblance of control in your life again.


Starting is the hardest part of any task. But once you start, your momentum will carry you through to clearing out 15 or 20 more items.

Challenge yourself with how many folders can you move off your desktop today. How will you reward yourself once you’ve emptied your desktop? I recommend a new wallpaper! You could choose a new image from the manufacturer’s provided options. Or you could choose a photo from your last beach vacation. 

You are not alone in your newfound housebound situation and if you can spare even a few dollars, do a search for an artist who provides beautiful wallpapers for your computer. Your support will be so appreciated!

Published by Studio Deanna Welcome! I’m Deanna, a metals & fiber artist creating beautiful artwork for unusual spaces. My sculptures and wall art installations are very tactile, textiles often taking on organic forms inspired by our natural planet. Utilizing my custom-made steel tools, my favorite pieces to create are large-gauge wire crochet sculptures. The meticulously handcrafted designs will enrich your office, home, and outdoor living spaces. Inspired by my international experiences have provided the opportunity to swim in the gorgeous tropical waters around Hawai’i, hiking the rainforests in Far North Queensland, and witness breathtaking beauty in Africa. Currently I am dividing my time between Tokyo Bay Area and Hawai’i and am open for commission art works.

2 thoughts on “Digital Decluttering Challenge – Day 1

  1. Thanks for the reminder to start something and to start small. Inertia can be a killer.

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