Sometimes it is so hard to delete stuff. However sometimes it maybe the only ways to get things done.
To-Done has written an article called Getting Things Done with “Delete” which built around this theme. To be simple and easier to organize, you need to remove anything that you don’t need. He extended this idea to examples on email, then hard drive and his home.
The best work-a-day example I can come up with is e-mail. If I can’t say for sure that I’ll need to keep a message (to be taken care of, filed, or whatever) I delete it and never look back. I’ve been doing this for years and it’s worked just fine. I find that if I ever really need to take care of something important and have “lost