Let me guess. You’ve already been bombarded with endless posts, sales, ads, tweets emails, pop-ups and more about Spring Cleaning. But I promise this one is different!
Yeah, right. Well, it is to me. And hopefully to you.
I’ll start with how hard it was to write this article.
Like a responsible writer. I actually did my due diligence on this Spring-Cleaning Tech Checklist topic. I ventured down the rabbit holes of research and actually did what I’m suggesting that you do. WARNING: Depending on your tech housekeeping habits, this could be a deep and dark hole. But totally worth it.
Forgive me Steve Jobs, for I have sinned.
Frankly, I’ve been guilt-ridden on this topic. A good tech cleanse has been on my “to-do, but never-done list” a while now. A devastating crash is looming. I can feel it. So, without further adieu, let the spring cleansing begin.
It may be innate to you, or your workplace demands it. But the organization is the bain of my creative existence. Friends say, “Just use your folders. It makes finding files easy!” Then they take one look at my desktop and roll their eyes. Can’t blame them, it’s the creative’s curse.
Is that your desktop, or are you playing Concentration?
But thanks to my research, I found, and actually love these great tips on organizing your files. Today, I am proud to say that have organized my digital closet! I forgot how much I love my desktop background. So serene…
I am not a hoarder, but I’ve got a box of cords, chargers and ancient cables. Actually a quite a few boxes. But there comes a time you must part with them, or create something incredibly impressive.
Mind you, these masterpieces are made dial phones and ancient phone cords. Inspired? I am. But if you’re not, check out these responsible resting grounds for your cords and cables. Can’t decide what to toss and what to keep? Try this link. Meanwhile, I’m still searching for a new home for my obnoxious satellite dish.
We’re talkin’ major EWWWWW when it comes to your mouse and keyboard. Aside from the lint, dirt, fuzz and whatever other crumbs and coffee drops accumulating in and on your keyboard and mouse, there’s likely a bastion of bacteria basking in the glow of your monitor? In fact, this article will have you think twice about tapping those keys. Or even freak, like I did.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Here’s what to do, 4 easy steps:
Be sure to shut down and unplug first.
It’s time for the ultimate squeaky-clean test for your window to the digital world, your precious monitor. As you might guess, mine definitely failed. So, what did I do? Found out what not to do.
I may have only scratched the surface with this Spring Cleaning Tech Checklist. For a truly deep spring tech cleanse, call the pros at Intivix. They can pick up where I’ve left off. But I hope you found as much value as I certainly did. God save the clean