Spring clean your computer

Getting organized is a natural part of spring. I’ll bet you have the urge to shed the excess and start fresh. Your workspace is no different. Somehow, purging the paper, putting away the clutter and creating space gives you a sense of renewal.

My advice is to go with that feeling!

When you’re in the mood to do some spring cleaning, remember your computer. Although you can’t see all the clutter that lurks behind the screen, it is there. It’s sneakier than paper clutter. It slowly clogs up your computer making it slow and sluggish … the perfect conditions for wasting your time waiting for files or applications to load.

This week’s Shortcut will help you spring clean one particular area of your computer where the digital dust bunnies love to collect.

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Are you ready to take this week’s Shortcut? Commit to it in the comments below, schedule it in your calendar and make it happen!


  1. Hi Valerie –

    Thanks for the tip! I have never thought to clean out my downloads folder – I’m going to do it right now!

  2. Hey,
    Good stuff.

  3. I try and remember to do this from time to time, but it’s usually after a ton of stuff has built up in it. Going and taking care of it now.

    • Hi Angie. Great to hear you’re taking this week’s Shortcut and tackling your downloads folder. I agree it’s hard to remember to do it, and when you do remember there’s a ton of files in there. Another tip is to put this task in your calendar and have it repeat each month. That way you’ll stay on top of it and it will take less time to clear it out.

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