It’s Time To Spring Clean

Birds are chirping, the weather is getting warmer, and fresh spring air is here.

Birds are chirping, the weather is getting warmer, and fresh spring air is here.

There is no better time to spring clean. Not only should you spring clean your house, car, that closet in the garage that you dread opening, but most importantly you should make time to spring clean your computer!

Birds are chirping, the weather is getting warmer, and fresh spring air is here. There is no better time to spring clean. Not only should you spring clean your house, car, that closet in the garage that you dread opening, but most importantly you should make time to spring clean your computer!

If you are like us, you are always busy. You’re always working on numerous projects, always have applications running, and always have folders on your desktop that you have not touched in ages – it’s never ending. There is never a great time to drop everything and clean your computer, but it is one thing we all need to take time for. Not only will cleaning up your computer make you more organized, it can speed up its performance and also prolong its life.

Besides the obvious of cleaning your keyboard and wiping down your screen, we recently, we came across this article by techtimes.com, that hit the nail on the head when it comes to spring cleaning your computer. Follow this checklist to help you get started:

  1. Make A List, Check It Twice —
    Set aside some time to go over all your files in every usable drive and list them down for easier mapping. The list will function both as a map for you and as a way to determine if you have multiple copies of a file, in which case, it is best to delete the unnecessary duplicates or back them up in an external hard drive or cloud storage account.
  2. Folders Are Your Friends —
    Create folders and sub-folders that will give you an immediate idea of where your files could be located.
  3. Let It Go —
    Empty your trash bin.
  4. Aim For A Deeper Clean —
    Delete browser history, cache, cookies, broken or leftover items in your system registry, and other things that you may or may not have known exists in your computer.
  5. Defragment Your System —
    The process of defragmentation is in itself the computer’s way of spring cleaning its system and organizing its files – as if stacking them neatly.
  6. Install Updates —
    The process of defragmentation is in itself the computer’s way of spring cleaning its system and organizing its files – as if stacking them neatly.

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Now, let’s all get cleaning! Have any additional tips for cleaning your computer? Let us know, we are always looking for helpful ideas.

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