Monday, June 20, 2016

Technology Deep Clean

Something that I have been wanting to do for a very long time is to deep clean all of my technology accounts and devices. I knew this would take a VERY long time, considering that I would have to go through everything, thus why I waited until summer. Currently I am on my 3rd day of staring a a screen while sorting everything, and I can already feel a difference. I think that this is something everyone should do once every two years or so, and I have some tips on how to make it faster and easier!



Computer
This is the hardest out of all of my cleaning areas since the computer is so big! My experience was pretty chaotic when attempting to clean it out. But my biggest tip is to put everything on your desktop so you can see how much your working with, and then divide them into semi-equal folders, and start from there! This makes it much simpler to work with and to organize when it's condensed.

Storage
Another thing to think about when going through this is storage options. There are so many options when it comes to where you should put your stuff up on the "cloud". From iCloud, Google Drive, and OneDrive, I choose OneDrive. The reason behind it is that I am a student and I use Microsoft Word religiously, and all of my Word documents get automatically saved onto it! But If you are trying to store photo's and other things, I would go for Google Drive.

Phones
When going through such a cleanse of technology, I would say to try and keep your home screen simple. My process of this is putting ALL of my apps into categorized folders (Ex. School, Blog, Personal, On-The-Go). Then over the span of two days, I see what apps I gravitate to the most, usually Instagram and texting. Then with knowing that information I take those apps out of the folders and put them onto the main screen so I have easy access to them.

App's
This is another thing that takes up the most time. I personally wanted to go through every app (especially social media) and take time on what I was keeping and what was going away. Thus every day through out my clean out I would assign two app's that I had to go through. (Toughest were Facebook and Instagram). Then I wrote a list on specifically what I wanted to go through on each app. For Facebook it was going through my friends list and what groups I am still apart of. As for Instagram, it was strictly who was following me. Although it takes a lot of time and effort, it's much easier to see exactly what I like on my feeds.

2 comments:

  1. I feel so great when I can organize my tech life! Sorting through everything can be a hassle, but it feels so great afterwards! Good luck with finishing it up :)

    Gabby | theswirlblog.com

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  2. Nothing is better than an organized tech front. Something I NEED to do before leaving for college in the fall... Especially my laptop! Good luck with the rest :) XO, Nicole
    www.empirestyles.com

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