×

Join our Mailing List

for news + special offers

ORDER BY 12/5 FOR
PRE-CHRISTMAS DELIVERY! 🎄
MENU Sign in/Register     Cart 0  
Help you find something?
Browse by category

2012
2012 planner
2015
2019 planners
50% off sale
a day in the life
accessories
ad
ad design
advertise
advertising
advertising design
after
agenda
alabama
amber moon
anchor
angel food cake
anxiety
app
ASL
assistant
assistant creative director
auburn
authenticity
avery
b-man
babies
badges
bahana
beauty
before and after
best planner ever
bibs
binder
binder planner
birth story
birthday party
bley
blog calendar
blog simple
blog topic idea
blogging
bman
book tour
bounty
bow tie party
boy's birthday
boys clothes
brady
brady lay
brady ley
brady was here
brady's birthday
brady's first birthday
bradyley
branding
brian ley
brianley
brightly designed
Bryan Ley
bryanley
bulls
Business
busy
buttons
cabinets
calendar
careers
checklists
children
Christmas
classic
classic invitations
clean
clean planner
Coffee Break with Em
Collaborations
college
college binder
college day planner
college planner
coming soon
contest
cotton twill
courtney scowby
cover reveal
creative director
cross
cupcakes
cupcakes by dusty
custom clothes
custom invitations
date book
datebook
day planner
delayed
design
disney
disney world
do what matters
downloads
dwarfism
easier
easy
easy planner
easyplanner
el
emily
emily and bryan
emily and bryan ley
emily lay
emily ley
emily ley agenda
emily ley is hiring
emily ley job
emily ley paper
emily ley planner
emily planner
emily simplified
emilyely
emilylay
emilyley
emilyley paper
emilyley planner
emilyley simplified planner
emilyleypaper
Entrepreneur
ephesians
erin mcdermott
etsy
exhausted
failure
faith
fall 2012
Family
fashion
fertility
first birthday
first birthday invitations
first birthday parties
first birthday party
florida
florida state
football
free printables
fundraiser
garden hose
garnish.com
gators
geaux tigers
getting married
giada
Gift Guide
gina hafley
gina zeidler
ginazeidler
giveaway
Giving
go brady go
Goal Setting
god
gold corners
gold foil
gold paper clips
Grace not Perfection
granite
green cedars farm
gut check
hair
happy
hayden reis
health
healthy cooking
healthy family
healthy options
Heart
help
hiring
holiday
Holidays
Home
home base binder
home office
honest company
hustle less
i can do it
i will hold myself
idea list
infertility
inside my planner
Inspiration
iphone cases
ivf
jessica haley ink
jessica ulrich
jewelry
job
job applications
job opening
jobs
journal
joy unspeakable
jv clothiers
kitchen
kitchen remodel
kitchen reveal
knot and bow
land of nod
lara casey
lara casey planner
laracasey
launch
launch day
leather planner
leaving kids
lemon honey angel food
letters to bman
letterstobman
ley babies
Lifestyle
lila was here
lindsay letters
linen planner
louisianna
Love
lsu
luna bars
magic kingdom
makeup
makin
making brands happen
making things happen
mama
Marriage
marriage is hard
martha home office
martha stewart
mbh
mbh2012
meal planning
michael newman photography
mj paperie
mom
mom slump
mommy
mommy's memories
mompreneur
monogram
monogrammed
monogrammed iphone case
Motherhood
Motivation
moving
mth
mth2010
mth2011
mth2012
mth2013
mud pie
national stationery show
nautical
neat
new orleans
nicole yang
nicoleyang
now hiring
nursery
of grace
ohss
olive manna
organic
organization
organized
organizer
packaging
pearl
pensacola
pensacola strong
perfection
personalized
personalized iPhone cases
photography
pink sugar photography
pitbulls and posies
plan to eat
planner
planner for moms
planners
planning
plantoeat
plantoeat.com
pockets
pottery barn kids
printables
prints
prizes
quiz
recipes
remodel
rhythms
ritz-carlton
roll ride
rsv
sahm
sale
salsa
scripture
sec
seersucker
Self
sewing
sham
sharon montrose
shipt
shop
shop opening
shorts
sick
sick baby
simple
Simple Favorites
simple planner
Simple Style
Simple Tools
simple wedding planner
simplicity
Simplicity Series
simplieplanner
simplifide
simplifideplanner
Simplified
simplified blogging
simplified notepads
simplified planner
simplified planners
simplified wedding planner
simplifiedbinder
simplifiedplanner
simplifying 2017
simply planner
southern
southern boy party
southern party
southern picnic
sponsor
Sponsored
sponsorships
spring cleaning
standard of grace
staples
stationery
stationery academy
stay at home mom
stephanie cowan
sticky notes
style
subway tile
summer 2014
tabs
target binder bands
team
the challenge
the fullness of God
the happiness project
The Shop
The Simplified Planner
the stationery academy
three ring
three ring binder
three ring planner
tigers
Time off
tips
to a standard
to do
toddler
toddler food
toddler in disney
toddlerhood
travel
traveling
travelling
tricky times
trust
twins
uf
usf
vegan
vegetarian
vita cost
wahm
walt disney world
war eagle
washi tape
wedding
wedding calendar
wedding organizer
wedding planner
Weekly Top 10
Weekly Top Ten
wfhm
wham
wholesale
woman
work at home mom
work from home mom
 

Clearing Cell Phone Clutter

August 13, 2018

Let me preface this post by saying this: my husband's cell phone gives me hives. Seriously. Love the man, but when it comes to being organized or simplified in his personal spaces... he's a work in progress. :) Let's put it this way, he has about twenty-five folders full of apps -- and at least three of them are called "Finance". But the apps have nothing to do with finance. And his 72 unread emails... I can't. I LOVE YOU BRYAN LEY, BUT YOU'RE A MESS!

I'm campaigning for him to let me at his phone (you know I love a challenge). He's not sure this is a good idea. So I started trying to explain to him exactly what I'd do to clean up his phone and how it would make his entire life better (ok, but really). Can I get an amen?

So, here, my friends, are the steps I'll take to clear the clutter on Bryan's phone (IF he'll let me at it) and bring about world peace. We're going to focus on a few key elements:

  • Lockscreen
  • Homescreen
  • Apps
  • Notifications
  • Notes

LOCKSCREEN: This is simple. Choose an inspirational quote, a special photograph, or a simple beautiful screen to be your lockscreen. Keep this in mind: anyone who picks up your phone (even if you have a password on it) will see this. Be sure the time stamp and date don't cover up anyone's faces. (IE: Don't create visual clutter). 

HOME SCREEN: Yes, this includes your wallpaper, but what I'm really talking about here is your home page on your phone - Page 1. I keep mine pretty simple with just a few rows of apps.

APPS: Any apps that I am trying not to overuse, I keep in folders, not on the homepage. (IE: social media apps -- yes, even though I use those for work. It's not that hard to swipe to the back for them when I need them. But if they're staring at me on my home screen late at night, I'm tempted to spend mindless time on them.) I sort my apps into 8 folders categorized by color (an idea I got from The Home Edit). I didn't think I'd like this method at first, until I realized my brain actually looks for apps by color, not by icon or name or category. Delete any apps you don't use.

NOTIFICATIONS: This is life changing. Are you ready? There may be certain notifications you have to keep on or need to keep on (work related, etc), but the other ZILLION red dots and buzzes and dings and alerts and push notifications... TURN. THEM. OFF. Yes! You can turn them off! And once you do, you'll never go back. I get text messages. That's it. Oh, and phone calls. And I let my iCal alert me too because our team is remote. Other than that, OFF. You're welcome. Seriously, TRY IT. You do not need to get a pop up notification every time someone likes your Instagram photo. Nope.

NOTES: If you have an iPhone, here's a tip: utilize your Notes app to keep running lists and important information. It's so helpful and easy! 

Alright, Bryan Ley, I'm coming for your phone when you'll let me! I promise it'll change your life! ;)

copyright 2018 emily ley