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One of the most prominent password storage platforms, LastPass, was recently hacked.

Luckily, for me and anyone else storing their passwords and data with them, LastPass uses what they call a

"Zero Knowledge Model"

This essentially means that no one has access to your master password or the data stored in your vault, except you. Not even LastPass.

However! It certainly made me think about digital security and organization in terms of the habits we can all adopt and maintain to stay on top of our increasingly digital world.

To take a piece of digital security into your own hands, I recommend changing your passwords every year. Set a reminder and stick to it.

That small task is easy to accomplish and doesn't require too much work. This is true of a lot of aspects of digital organization, but that doesn't mean those tasks always land high on our to-do lists. In fact, most times they wind up on the back burner.

There's so much that we all can be doing to keep our digital lives organized and working for us instead of the opposite. Our team is available and ready to help with any of your digital organization needs. Click HERE to book today!

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Updated: Jun 22, 2022

There is a lot to rave about Los Angeles, so it’s no wonder people who move there have

a hard time ever leaving it. The sunshine, the food, the memorable ocean scent — LA is

the city of dreams for most of us!

If you are planning to stick with LA but are in need of a bigger space or to be in closer

proximity to your job, it’s time to plan out your move. With the best movers in Los

Angeles, it could be stress-free and almost effortless.

That said, there’s no avoiding the impending decluttering that comes before or after a

move. Here’s which option to pick and how each could help make this new chapter in

your life incredibly satisfying!

How Decluttering Before a Move Helps

The move itself is overwhelming enough as you have to consider how you will fit into

your new neighborhood, how to sort out your utilities, and in general, how to continue

your life in an entirely new apartment or house. The worst thing you could do to

yourself, in that case, would be to avoid decluttering before moving.

Decluttering before your upcoming move may sound like a lot of work — and you aren’t

wrong about that. However, it would be good for you because it would ensure you could

commence a new era of your life without unnecessary baggage. All the stuff you have

been collecting throughout the years may not have to come with you. In fact, there must

be something that you want to get rid of as it doesn’t spark joy anymore (and yes, Marie

Kondo could help you with that!).

Another benefit of organizing your belongings before you move is that you could save a

lot of money. The fact is, the more possessions you want to move, the higher the price

of the move itself will be. Granted, there may not be enough time to sort through all your

stuff. But you can definitely declutter things you want to replace with newer alternatives,

like dishes, certain furniture, some appliances, etc.

Declutter Now to Avoid Procrastination Later

You may promise yourself that you’ll declutter as soon as you move, but you just keep

delaying the inevitable. Adjusting to your new neighbors, new space, and everything

else that a move requires may take some time. Before you know it, you may be still

living with boxes while celebrating your moving anniversary!

Also, take into account that you are bound to keep collecting stuff even after you move.

All that stuff has to go somewhere. So, if your new home is already swimming in

clothes, books, decor, and such, your new space may quickly transform into an episode

of TLC’s Hoarding: Buried Alive.

And let’s not forget that not every item you own now brings up great memories. If there

ever was a time to declutter everything that triggers trauma and bad experiences, it’s

now. Purge your belongings, and there’s a chance you will purge yourself of anything

unpleasant that has been holding you back!

Take Care of Your Mental Health During the Move

Finally, remember that this is a major life change, so anxiety and stress will definitely

pop their ugly heads. You don’t want to make a move more overwhelming by just

throwing things in boxes and hoping for the best.

Indeed, decluttering, in general, has a way of improving your mood and easing anxiety.

What’s more, it could make this transition a whole lot smoother as well since it relieves

stress and helps you prepare mentally to move into an entirely new space.

Why It’s So Important to Declutter After a Move Too

Spoiler alert — even when you finally move into your new apartment or house, you are

likely to declutter again. This process is crucial to making your place feel like a real

home, especially if you’re not sure if you got rid of enough stuff or you had a hard time

deciding what to bring with you.

You probably threw some stuff in a Not Sure box, as you didn’t know whether to keep or

trash them. Once you’re at your new place, you’ll have time to sift through them

carefully and decide where they should go.

If you’re moving in with your partner or just a roommate, you may also find that you

have various duplicates. Appliances and dishes are the usual culprits here, and there’s

hardly going to be room for all of them.

But it would be difficult to take inventory of the duplicates before the move — so now

you have an opportunity to do it together. Plus, you will have help regarding the decor

and general use of space. In fact, the whole household will be able to curate the home

to their liking at the same time!

Finally, know that once you see your new home, with all its gloriously bare walls and

floors, you will probably be inspired to make it as aesthetically pleasing as possible.

This is great news, as you may not feel so pressured to keep all the stuff you

transported. It’ll be easier to get rid of items that simply do not fit your new home or your

new life. Better yet, with your home all empty and eager for some decor, you can take

things slow and ensure the end result is nothing short of satisfying!

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In our last post, Digital Spring Cleaning Part 1, we started talking about how you can spread your spring cleaning to your digital world.

What better way to go bid farewell to the spring season than one more round of spring cleaning, digital style!

(Also, keep in mind that "spring cleaning" doesn't need to happen in the spring. It's a state of mind.)

Below we'll continue to dive deep into getting your digital world dialed in. So let's spring into summer and get into it!

Clean up your contacts

It's not just our own files, emails, and data that contribute to digital clutter. Sometimes that can come from other people we interact with digitally.

Take a look at who you're following on social media. Americans spend an average of 12 hours per day on social media, that's way too much time to give people whose content doesn't contribute positively to your life an open invitation to your brain.

Don't be afraid to remove someone from your digital life if their content doesn't make you feel good.

If you are really feeling guilty about this, hide their posts instead of deleting them completely.

The same goes for the contacts on your phone. Go through each contact and ask yourself when the last time you connected with that person or business was. Was it a week ago? A month? Longer? Dig a little deeper. Was it a positive interaction? Do they help you or make you feel good? If you answer these questions honestly you'll know if the contact can be deleted

Review recurring payments and apple subscriptions


It's so easy to forget about recurring payments or subscriptions and they can add up quickly without you noticing it's happening.

$11.99 for Hulu isn't too bad but when you add to that $12.99 for Netflix, $12.99 for Amazon, and $12.99 for Disney+ that's already over $600 a year. And that's only streaming services. There are also subscriptions to non-streaming apps, monthly subscription boxes, memberships, services, and the list goes on.

U.S. Household Bill Pay Market Size: $2.75 Trillion Spent by American Consumers Each Year on Recurring Bills (Source: Buisness Wire)

You can always do the leg work and find these recurring payments on your own, some banks even offer the ability to view recurring payments but if you're looking to make this process a bit easier we recommend the following services that will show you what your recurring subscriptions are we recommended:

Delete Unused Apps

Studies show that the average phone user has more than 80 apps on their phone. However, most people only use around 30 of those apps at all and less than 10 on a daily basis. That's basically turning your phone into a storage unit for apps.

Quick! Without looking, how many apps do you think you have on your phone? The answer may surprise you.


Now let's fact-check your app usage and more importantly your app storage.

In your phone's settings menu, go to the section on storage. There you will find the apps that are taking up the most space and the ones you haven't used in a while.

Go through your apps one by one and free yourself up some valuable storage space on your phone.

If you need help organizing your digital world, we're here for you!

Click HERE to get started

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