Decluttering And Organizing Your Computer

WOW. Day 18 already! Today we are going to take a break from scrubbing and cleaning and clean out and declutter your virtual space – your computer.

We’ve all been at the place where we let things get really out of order on our desk or laptops. And because we use our computers on a daily basis, we may not notice just how disorderly they have become until you need to find a specific file and spend time, a LOT of time searching for it. That’s why today we will grab our favorite drink, sit at the computer and tackle our digital clutter.

Doing this digital decluttering and organizing session will noticeably improve your productivity on your computer forever. Talk about great return over investment!

Today we are going to take a break from scrubbing and cleaning and clean out and declutter your virtual space - your computer.

How To Organize Your Computer

Let’s get after it!

  • Start by choosing a way to organize your folders that makes the most sense to you. A few options are to organize by subject matter, client, family member, activities, season- it’s really up to you as long as you have a system.
    • We like to organize our photos by Year > Month and we tag them with people’s names and also location.
    • For my business, I organize documents and images in two separate folders. On the document folder, I will have a sub-folder named Blog > Year > Blog Posts and on the images folder, I’ll have the same structure but only for the images.
  • Once you decided on a folder structure, create a master and subcategory folders for all of your files.
  • Start by cleaning up and giving a home to all loose and homeless files.
  • Next review the files you created and organize them. If you have the time, add tags to easily locate what you want on searches.
  • Now, head to the internet and repeat the same process and organize your bookmarks and reading lists that you have saved online.
  • Next is a big one: email. This can be a tremendous task, but once it is finished it makes a huge difference. Go through your email and delete read emails you don’t need anymore and then create organized folders.
  • Finally, make a list of all of your passwords and usernames for websites and profiles. You can do this on paper or digitally with a password app like LastPass.
  • How good does that feel? You will notice a big difference in the kind of time you spend at your computer now that it is decluttered and organized.

Check All Other Posts of The Organizing Challenge!

Day 1: Declutter And Organizing Challenge-with Free Printables!

Day 2: the Front Closet

Day 3: The Living Room

Day 4: The Family Room

Day 5: The Junk Drawer

Day 6: Laundry Room and Mudroom

Day 7: Home Office

Day 8: Creating a Home Management Binder

Day 9: The Pantry

Day 10: The refrigerator

Day 11: The Kitchen

Day 12: Cookbooks and Recipes

Day 13: Master Bedroom

Day 14: Master Bathroom

Day 15: Master Closet

Day 16: Closets

Day 17: Bathroom

Day 18: Your Computer

Day 19: Important Documents

Day 20: Kid’s Rooms

Day 21: Creating a House Care Binder

Day 23: The Playroom

Day 24: The Garage

Day 25: Creating a Disaster Kit

Day 26: Protecting Your Valuables

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