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National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day

Does your computer’s desktop look like this?

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Yes,  No, Maybe a little….

You know that is not the best way to store your files right?

Did you know you have less security when you store your files on the desktop?

How about they may not get backed up? Many programs are designed to ignore the desktop. OUCH!! Also, in the event of a crash a restore program may not include those files on the desktop. Double Ouch!!

Oh by the way did you know that storing files on your desktop could actually slow down your computer?

Last but not least it is clutter. If you have a cluttered virtual desktop you may find it is not so easy to find what you need. Because there is too much stuff like Zip file, photos and other downloads.  Just like a cluttered physical desktop.  The more stuff you have to look at, browse, open or just move the longer it takes to find what you need.  It’s easy to find that adorable kitten video  or resume if that is the only thing on your desk.  But if it is on the bottom of all that other stuff………Clutter, disorganization and feeling overwhelmed! How embarrassing would it be to confuse the kitten video for the resume if you expect to be considered for the job.

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No fear.

National Clean your virtual desktop day is upon us.

Perfect time to get organized!

Move those files. Create folders and then sub folders within your folders.

Example of possible folders and sub folders

  • Bee Organized with Pamela
    •  Schedule (excel spread sheet
    •  Photos
    • Articles
      • 2016 – published
    • Work in progress
      •  October
      •  November
      •  December
      •   2017
    •  Possible ideas for future article
    • back up
    •  Expenses

What ever you need to easily find your files, music, photo or the such is what you set up. I know it is so easy to save to the desktop but once you get the folders and you are organized it is super easy to save it there. Bonus you don’t have to search for your photo’s because they are all in your photo folder.

Create shortcuts if you need to on your desktop or create a virtual cheat sheet.

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You can do it. Think of all the time you will save.

I love your comments and share with friends. They will thank you!

Pamela

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#virtual #desktop #clutter #organized #computer

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I am from Oklahoma. Now living the dream in Arizona. I'm a sassy, creative and outspoken southern gal. I believe that if you can read you can go anywhere. One of my favorite sayings is "If you knew you could not fail what would you do?" I enjoy helping other people. My friends know that I’m the queen of useless trivial knowledge and I will not hesitate to use it.

23 thoughts on “National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day

  1. Haha, I sometimes feel you must be peeking into my house from some secret software spyhole – not a single cranny and nook seems to escape your attention! I thought you’d stop at my closets, desk-drawers, bath products etc. But no. You’ve even seen my desktop 🙂 Ok, ok, I’ll do something about it first thing tomorrow. Thanks for the ongoing (polite though) butt-kicks 🙂

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  2. OMG – That IS my desktop!!! Yikes I had no idea that it slows down the computer etc. I’m off to do some filing.. You would be proud and I’m going to post a picture of my ‘paperwork’ folders that you inspired me to sort and I’ve had some very ‘impressed’ comments from family too.. Desktop here I come BEWARE!! Thanks again for inspiring me Pamela x

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      1. As you’ve seen Pamela – I started with the paperwork.. next stop Desktop! Much appreciated and thanks for the inspiration as always.. You’ll get me there in the end! x

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      2. haha – did you see the cupboard – I thought you may have a heart attack!! It’s now officially out there so I’m going to have to tidy it up so I can add a ‘tidy pic’ ! x

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