Most people aren’t great with New Year resolutions, for good reason: nothing really changes on January 1 to magically enable them to stick to (or kick) a habit that they weren’t able to all of the previous year. Still, it’s a good idea to make use of the end-of-year holidays to do a bit of tidying up and start the next one afresh with improved systems for keeping your work and life streamlined. Today we’re taking a look at clearing out all the junk that has accumulated over the past year, from files on your computer to your to-do list, and finding ways to set ourselves up for a smoother 2013. The first step is understanding where all the clutter comes from, so you can tackle it at the root. You’ll then need to get rid of as much of it as possible with minimal effort.