Monday, March 2, 2009

computer clutter: part 1 of 4

For the next 4 days I want to talk about an area of the office that may just be one of my favorite things to organize - your computer! We don’t have too look at computer clutter like we do physical clutter, so we often don't realize how much it affects us…but it does, believe me!

When you open your Inbox, you feel drained at the sight of all those emails, your computer runs slow because there's so many photos on there and when you enter the “My Documents” section, you can’t BELIEVE how much is there…and don’t know what most of it is!

Sound familiar? Here is 1 of the 4 places where you can de-clutter electronically. Check back tomorrow for more!

1. Free downloads:

We (especially women) like free things, don't we? As a result, we download anything and everything we can find that's for free. If it's free, it's got to be good, right? Right?

No, actually, it's not all good. Not only are you cluttering up your computer but you can't possibly use all the things that are out there because we're living in an information overload society. At one point I had about 4 different grocery shopping lists on my computer (all free downloads). None of them quite worked for me so I made my own)

So what can you do to start eliminating computer clutter? Stop downloading today! Really try to limit the number of "sweepstakes" or other drawings you enter because you are giving out personal information every time...which ultimately gives them access to bog down your computer with more downloads.

If you computer is really bogged down, you may want to consider taking it to an office supply shop or another computer technician and having them "de-frag" or clean it up. Don't try to do this yourself if you are not familiar with computers!!

Come back tomorrow for more tips to de-clutter your computer.

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Blogger Amy Melissa said...

I haven't read this post yet, b/c KC needs to leave for the library w. the computer - but, I just have to say that I LOVE keeping my computer files organized. They're not organized, but I love digital folders - if only real tangible folders were free - especially the cute ones with really fun patterns.

March 2, 2009 at 7:26 PM  

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