What a better way to start your Monday in the office than to clean out your computer? On February 13th
, it is National Clean Out Your Computer Day. Here are some simple tips in order to start fresh with your desktop:
Start with the desktop:
If your desktop is cluttered, start by clearing out unnecessary files such as saved photos which are no longer needed, documents which could be tucked away in a folder, e-mails, etc. By putting everything in its place, they will be much easier to find rather than having to scan your desktop on a daily basis trying to find your files.
Get rid of excess apps:
If there are applications you’ve installed, but never use, they may be taking up memory from your computer, and maybe even slowing it down. You should first check to make sure the application isn’t a necessity to avoid taking a step backwards.
Check for dust and dirt:
You will likely be very surprised to discover how much dust your computer is holding, inside and out. The best way to remove dust is by using a can of compressed air. Spray places such as the keyboard, mouse, fan, vent and monitor. Before you do this, it is best to power off your computer to be on the safe side.
Organize your wires:
If you notice your computer’s wires are tangled and messy, first unplug your computer completely, untangle the chords and use something like Velcro wrap to keep them all together. This prevents the wires from getting tangled again in the future and it will be easier to see where each one leads.
National Clean Out Your Computer Day is a day to take some time out of your busy schedule in order to perform well-needed maintenance on your computer. We hope these tips will make this process even simpler.
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