Take your time, decluttering properly a computer takes time and commitment – set your goals. For example do it during a weekend, a holiday or plan 1 hour per day for a week. Here some of my easy and efficient tips to spring clean your computer.
Clean Up Your Old Emails
I’m a natural tosser and I don’t get sentimental about keeping emails. To keep my mail tidy delete old emails every three or four months.
Create Email folders and Sub Folders
Follow the same system as you do to organise your computer documents by creating main folders for each task, client, or company and sub folders within them.
For example – I have a main folder for ‘Clients’ and a sub folder per company.
Create A Separate Folder For Your Personal Emails
Don’t mix business with your personal stuff – this applies to your work of course but also for your home.
Delete The Emails You Sent
I delete emails I send after each end of month – last month I deleted 811 emails! This is a good tip to clean up the computer’s memory.
Delete Emails With Attachments
Emails with attachments will ruin your computer’s memory – keep the ones that are important or place them in one of your folder and delete the others.
Empty Your Junk And Trash
Delete your trash and junk emails every day – your computer will love you for doing it!
Delete Email Signatures That You Don’t Use
If you have multiple email addresses, clean up the email signatures you don’t use anymore.
Don’t Print Emails
One more thing, please save the environment by not printing emails – an email is digital and should stay that way, plus it will allow you to avoid mess on your desk – just saying.
Clean Your Internet Browser
Internet is not exception for keeping/having a clean computer. First, clear the browsing data also call History (but not the passwords if you are using a personal computer) but a must do if you are using a public computer.
Create A Bookmarking System
Place in the main tab websites you are using everyday (the top one) and create folders for each category for the others. For example, have a shopping folder for your favorite shopping online websites you’ve bookmarked.
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