Why Should You Declutter Your Digital Life?

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With many of us staying home during the pandemic, what better way to keep us entertained than our phones and laptops? We rely heavily now on our phones to eat, exercise, get news, socialize, and more; it’s no wonder we’re glued to our phones. But that can lead to some not so nice consequences for your devices. 

All this time spent on our devices can lead to some disorganized habits, making it harder to stay digitally organized. This can lead you to become less productive, much lazier, and can even make your phone work slower. Lucky for you, we’re here to help you crack down and declutter your phone – for a more organized and productive lifestyle. 

So How Should You Declutter?

There are so many things you can do to help fully organize your phone and laptop documents/data. Here are just a couple of tips to help your device speed, storage, layout, and more:

Purge those Old Docs

If I told you that your college essay from 3 years ago, and that old lease agreement that you still weirdly keep is unnecessary now, I’m sure you’d feel attacked and want to keep it “just in case.” But I am here to tell you that you don’t need those documents/files anymore. What are you saving them for? Throw all those unneeded files and documents in the trash. You’ll save much more space for newer, more important documents, and you’ll have a cleaner folder to work with. 

That Screen needs Serious Cleaning

Nothing’s scarier than a computer screen and phone screen with billions of documents/notes laid out randomly. It’s highly distracting, overwhelming, and a huge productivity killer when one sees it. Now what if I told you that-that app you downloaded a week ago and still haven’t touched should be deleted, would you do it? Yes you heard me, delete those apps! It’ll help make your computer/phone screen look more organized. Even more, smartphones can now tell you when the last time you used a specific app was – and it’s very helpful when you need to know what apps to delete. 

With new technologies rolling around, there are new features that can also help declutter your screen. Many smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy and Apple iPhone come with features to hide apps, or hide disorganized screen pages. This is definitely helpful when you need certain apps, but don’t want it to mess up your screen. Or when you want to open your phone, but don’t want to be distracted by other apps. Of course it’s always better to just delete apps when you don’t need them or aren’t using them, but if you want to hold on to apps that you may think you need, this feature is definitely helpful.

And lucky for you, Allvoi now offers more smartphones that’ll help keep your digital life decluttered! Choose between some of the latest models of Apple like the iPhone 11 and Samsung like the Galaxy S20 – all at affordable prices and affordable cellphone plans! 

Turn Off Useless Phone Notifications

If you’ve ever tried to scroll through many unnecessary notifications to get to a particularly important one, then it’s time to turn off useless notifications. And what’s even more worse is trying to get a notification you’ve been waiting for, when all you get is another random notification from an app you barely use. Good thing is that it’s very easy to solve. Either go into your settings and turn off notifications for the specific app, or even delete the app if you don’t use it at all.

You get more storage, a cleaner notification screen, and a more productive workflow. No spam notifications means fewer distractions so you can work on what’s important to you.

Declutter Your Digital Life

By using our techniques, you’ll be able to focus on what’s important! No more old essays from years ago, no more random files you’ve accessed online. And you get a much cleaner phone screen/notification screen. By doing this, you’ll have a more productive workspace without such distracting and overwhelming notifications or apps. 

Have any other tips you want to share that’ll help? Comment them down below. And don’t forget to check all the new phones Allvoi now offers – we promise you the latest and greatest!

Working from Home Can Be Hard

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It doesn’t have to be though!

Working from home has its benefits. From avoiding long transportation commutes to unproductive workspaces – it’s a dream come true in saving time. But with the coronavirus pandemic affecting everyone’s work, staying quarantined and working in a new space can be a challenge. With the millions of Americans working from home every day and dramatically increasing as we speak, it’s time to make the most of your home workspace. 

Keep reading for our four tips on how you, the WFH workforce, can be successful! 

Improve your work environment, remove distractions, and use this time to maximize efficiency. 

Have Efficient WFH Electronics

The most obvious things you need when working from home are the right devices. A reliable internet connection with a working computer and webcam are crucial. You’ll need to be able to cam when there are conference calls going on with other team members, and obviously a computer to be able to do tasks needed. And don’t forget a reliable phone with a good phone plan.

When you’re quarantined at home due to the coronavirus, our cellphones are going to be frequently used. From contacting friends/loved ones to sending out emails quickly to your employees/employers, you’ll need a good reliable phone with an inexpensive phone plan so that you don’t need to worry about expenses. With many companies shutting down or downsizing to make up for lost income, paying off expensive bills should be the last thing on your mind. Here are two great links for you to use if you want an inexpensive wireless phone plan with great benefits or a reliable phone that doesn’t break the bank. 

Make sure to call/email your IT department first so that all personal programs and software are up to date and running. You’ll be prepared having everything you need to access personal files and applications. 

The Right Space to Work from Home

It’s hard adjusting working from home if you frequently commute to work, so setting up a proper workspace is beneficial to your work and success. You don’t need expensive furniture or equipment, all you need is your desk. Start with a designated space in your house that is strictly for work only. This space should be far away from your bed like near a window to pour in natural light or to open up for fresh air. 

We recommend decorating your work desk with key essentials you’ll need to be productive. Things like a planner, a cup holder for markers/pens, and a calendar to keep track of deadlines. Your desk shouldn’t be cluttered, but it also shouldn’t be boring either. And if you don’t have a work desk, you can use the floor or a chair. You become the most creative when you need to be. 😉

Self-Discipline & Productivity

A workspace and the right tech equipment may be two of the most important things you need to get started – but the most important is you. Just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean your routine has to be drastically different. Set up your alarm to wake up at the same time you generally wake up for work, or find a good time to wake up (e.g. 8 AM). Doing this will keep you from sleeping in too much and waking up past noon. You should then shower and get dressed so you stay more in tune with your routine. Working in your bed with pajamas on just makes you even lazier. When you get dressed into your work clothing, you feel a boost of work motivation.

From there, start listing your work plans, examine your goals for the day, and the amount of time you should be working on your goals. This helps you keep track of time and becomes more conducive to your success. And being productive doesn’t have to be an end-all-be-all. Take scheduled breaks to snack, make lunch, and more. Once you change your routine to accommodate your home setting and continually do the same routine – it’ll be easier for you. 

WFH Mindset

Working and quarantining should be more focused and productive. But it also doesn’t mean you should stress all the time. The right mindset will help you feel less anxious and more successful in your work ethic. Make your space feel more relaxed but not too cozy. Fix up your space, rearrange your furniture, and sweep your floors. You’ll feel less cluttered physically and mentally so you can start your workday. 

The good thing about working from home is that you have more time now, since you do not need to be traveling for work. Use this extra time to take breaks when you’re working. Take time to meditate using apps/videos or exercising. And don’t forget that you’re not locked up at home. You can still walk around as long as you’re social distancing. A healthy and happy mindset is what will keep your workflow efficient. So use all the time you can to practice self-care and relaxation. 

Take your time readjusting to working in a home-setting and use our tips and suggestions to make working from home worthwhile. And that you’re an expert on it, what are some tips/recommendations you have for those finding it hard to adjust?