I'm actually a big fan of Evernote, if you hadn't heard. However, I haven't been using it much lately. Partly, that's because I made the mistake of using it (on my tablet) at work, and for some inexplicable reason, Evernote massively multiplied the photos I had uploaded, which maxed out my free account monthly bandwidth in about 10 minutes. I thought I had fixed it and deleted the offending notes, but alas, as soon as my limit reset, it promptly locked me out again for another month.
After a few tries, I managed to delete (really delete) the posts causing it, and everything returned to normal. By then, however, I had gotten out of the habit of using it!
Now I've decided to get back into it. Especially with it being Tax Season in the States, there will be plenty of paperwork and things to keep track of. So how do I get back in the swing? I guess I have to start with some things I have lying around, ready to be filed. The program is free, so the only thing it requires is some planning and a little time.
There are currently only four viable options if you want to use Evernote on your Linux computer (that I know of).
- Evernote for Windows client in an emulator
- Evernote web client in a browser
Today's minimizing victim: old t-shirts that are taking up space in my dresser. Gone!
Today's de-clutter: Plastic tubs. This one has miles of cables and wires in it. All good stuff, but not things I'd use on a regular basis. If it stays in the tub for a year, then it's safe to say you don't need it.
Today's one-a-day purge item: magazines! I have tons and tons of old car mags. The only subscription I currently have is to Bicycle Times (which is an awesome publication) and they offer it in digital form. How to minimise? Convert your magazines to digital form!
Some of you may have heard of the popular multivitamin One-A-Day. The premise is that you need to take one every day for complete health.I'd like to take credit for it, but my wife gave me the idea of getting rid of "one thing a day" to make simplifying easier. It's genius.
I've been working on simplifying my life, living frugally, and generally just enjoying life more. The concept of simplifying everything at once is daunting, and most people never make it past the first day or two. But one thing a day? Just get rid of one thing a day? Anybody can do that. Right?
So here we go. I'm going to try to post up something I'm getting rid of or simplifying every single day. More or less.
Today's purge item: an old analog 4-port KVM Switch from my computer business days.