Have you purchased a new computer in the last couple of years? Remember taking it out of the box, and it was shiny and brand new? Your computer’s desktop was clean and organized, with empty trash and no files on the computer. You were ready to design, write, create, or run your business.
National Clean up your Virtual Desktop was created to encourage computer users to neaten up their desktops by deleting unneeded items and sorting the rest into folders. The holiday is celebrated on the third Monday of October.
Computers with extraneous files will slow you down. Even if you can navigate through your messy desktop, are you sure your computer is running efficiently?
An uncluttered computer is far less frustrating — use today and the rest of the week to archive old files and create shortcuts. Your computer will run faster, and you’ll access files more quickly.
Take the time to clean out your email, label untitled photos, back files up to the cloud, and delete unused games or apps. Now is an ideal time to look at your virus protection, making sure it is up to date. The following are a few tips to get your desktop less messy and running optimally:
Create a Folder System for the Future
When a file is on a desktop, it is easier to access, so many people get in the habit of placing a file there, resulting in clutter. Having a folder adds more clicks to get to your destination, but then you’ll know where every file belongs. Name your folder with broad categories like work, hobbies, and family. Subfolders allow you to be more specific for household projects, vacation photos, or monthly bills.
Create Holding Folders
Consider creating a ‘holding folder.” A holding folder is where temporary files go before they are removed or placed in a titled folder. Do you find you have several drafts for the same document or copies of the same video or image because you are too afraid to delete them? Put these files in a holding folder and, at a later date, decide which one to keep and put it in a permanent location.
Today, we are offered many storage solutions. Do some research and get yourself a cloud storage unit or use a cloud service. If you’re using your cloud for your business, try to ensure everyone has access to categorizing and storing files the same way.
At Storage Authority, we believe one of the best ways to get organized is to remove clutter and keep only the items you need. If you’ve run out of storage in your home or want to safeguard your treasured belongings, use one of our storage units. If you need packing materials, look no further than our website.
Whether it’s boxes, tape, protective furniture covers, packing peanuts, or towing materials we have you covered. Our storage units and moving products go a long way in providing peace-of-mind to our customers. Visit our website, contact us, or give us a call at 262-676-9464.