Computers Need Spring Cleaning Too!

Computer Spring Cleaning

Computer Spring Cleaning

Spring really is coming. . .soon, even if the weather does not seem to support it.

We like to spruce up and organize our homes when spring arrives, but have you done any spring cleaning with your computer yet?

I’m coming up on a two year work anniversary. With my job I inherited a computer with a ton of files. . .and a filing system that was not my own. In two years, my computer desktop and download folder have become a jumbled mess.

Thankfully, I have come across this great calendar from Singlehop that will help me (and you!) get my computer in order. The tasks are spread out over the course of three weeks, so I won’t get too bogged down. I’m most excited to know that I can get this mess of folders organized so that I can find what I need with the click of the mouse.

SingleHop_Calendar

How many of you store documents and photos on your desktop so that you can find them easily. . .only to have such a jumbled space that you never can find that document that you want? How many of you actually go through your download folder and actually file the things that you download–or delete them when not needed anymore? I thought so, guilty, right?

What is most important is that you find a filing system that works for you. Since I plan events that repeat year after year, it makes sense for me to create a folder for each event and then a folder for each year of the event. It also makes sense for me to archive some of the event documents that are more than five years old. . .right?

And photos. . . it really is OK to delete the blurry photos and the accidental foot photos. And, while you are digging through those photo files, why not tag them so that you can easily find the photo you need without needing to scroll through hundreds of Christmas tree photos (been there, done that)

Once you get everything in order, make sure you have a great back up system in place–either an external hard drive or a cloud based storage system.

I’d love to hear how your computer clean up goes and if you choose to join me on this challenge!

You can download a handy PDF of the calendar here: SingleHop_Calendar.