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Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for 3 million readers. As featured on: ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, TODAY Show, NPR, Forbes, The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and National Post. They live in Missoula, Montana.

Minimalist Desktop

Desktop Pic Keep It Simple

In the spirit of helping others on their journey into minimalism, I’m like to help declutter your desktop.

Above is a picture of my MacBook desktop. Clean. Simple. Minimalist.

I eliminated everything I don’t frequently use and added a very simple desktop background (courtesy of Ando Perez).

Additionally, I hid my dock at the bottom (it pops up only when my curser reaches the bottom) and then cleared my menubar of everything except battery and Spotlight (photo below). Yes, I even removed the clock so I can get lost in writing without constantly glancing at the time. If I really need to know the time, I can press F4 and it pops up with the Dashboard.

Minimalist Menubar

Now obviously you needn’t jettison everything I did, but couldn’t we all benefit from taking 10 minutes to get rid of the excess junk that’s cluttering our desktops?

And if you want the keep it simple desktop background, you can download it for free: