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As a work at home writer and content creator, I spend a lot of time on my computer. I am loyal to Macs, and I find myself longing for an organized workspace. It’s hard to organize something that you ALWAYS use though. From a cluttered desktop to way too many files hiding in my folders, I was way overdue for a computer cleanout. Spring cleaning isn’t just for your home. Try spring cleaning your computer too!
How to Save Time and Spring Clean Your Computer
CleanMyMac X is a Mac cleaning app that does what it says. Want to make your Mac as good as new? Try this! It’s a beautifully styled yet powerful Mac utility. You can clean up, speed up, and PROTECT your Mac with one tool. Since I am a busy work at home mama who constantly uses Mac, using CleanMyMac X was a refreshing change of pace since it was SO fast. My initial smart scan showed over 25 GB of junk that I could remove (mostly files in my trash that I was afraid to permanently delete). Plus, I was able to find new tasks that could help me speed up my computer. Malware? They found that too!
Clean out your trash. For real. I don’t know why I was holding on to those files in my recycle bin, but I was. It was time to take out the trash!
Look for unused files and clutter. As mentioned above, they located over twenty GB of junk files. Delete, delete, delete. I have a hard time parting ways with files, but it is necessary to keep your Mac running like new.
Clear off your desktop. I am the worst at saving “important” files to the desktop. They need to be archived or filed away appropriately.
Create a system that helps you find your files easily. While I may hoard files on my desktop, I do have a stellar system for keeping my files organized that I want to share with you! I create folders for every year with the months inside. Anything that I photograph, blog about, or save is archived by month and year. I can usually remember when we took our last family vacation, for example, and so it’s a breeze to locate those files by date. At the end of the year, I move everything in one folder and it is sorted by year. Easy peasy!
Set a reminder to edit your files and your system on the first of the month. I set a calendar alert so that I am reminded to make sure new downloads go into a new month’s folder (For example, I change to April ’19 folder for current downloads now). This helps new files go to the right place, and I can look at the past month’s files and only keep what is necessary.
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