National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day
National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day:
Celebrated annually on every third Monday in October, the National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day is a reminder and encouragement to keep our virtual desktops clean and orderly!
Are you among the many of us who just don’t care about how full our desktop is? This post is just for you!
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Why Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day?
Most of us use computers today to manage our office or schoolwork. Just as clutter begins on our study desks when ignored, our computer desktop also gets cluttered when left unmanaged for a long time.
Your virtual desktop is your workstation and needs to be cleared of unnecessary files, folders, and icons. Research shows that a messy workstation causes you to get stressed, less focused, and could land in panic when searching for important files.
An organized clean desktop saves you plenty of time and space! Your computer’s performance becomes slower as more and more files are added to it. So simply cleaning up gives you space for the important stuff and allows your computer to run at optimum speed.
Clearing your desktop of old and unused stuff is also a great way to have a fresh start with yourself and your computer! Remember how clean and fast your computer was when it was brand new? It’s hard for many of us to let go of those project files, images, or videos that we cherish but to make space for new things, important documents, and memories it’s essential to let go! So start by clearing your recycle bin, and temp files!
A clear desktop keeps you better focused, finding everything in time, and helps you to be aware of your computer’s capacity and to revive it when needed!
A neat and organized desktop has a calming effect on your brain and thus you can do your work or study better!
When you organize your desktop it also reminds you of having regular backups and virus protection updates for your computer! Now, who doesn’t want to be highly productive and also have a clean & speed computer?
It’s time to archive those files, let’s do it today and every day!
How Can We Observe National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day:
- Clean Your Desktop
The first and foremost way to observe National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day is by cleaning your virtual desktop! (Haha! ). It’s up to you how you choose to keep it clean!
- Organize your files
The best way to declutter your virtual desktop is by putting all the related files together! Or tag them for easy recognition! Name your files and folders so that you can easily find them when you search for them. Storing files in a single folder will save a lot of desktop space on the screen as well as in the RAM!
- Practice saving files in another drive!
It’s always a good practice to save your folders and files on a different drive on your computer or laptop. Because when you use the desktop, you are using the RAM. Fuller the RAM poorer is your computer performance.
- Delete unused files
Another best way to clean your virtual desktop day is by deleting all the old and unused files. There are also many temp files, cookies, and shortcuts that get created over time which take up the space of your computer. So this day, have fun looking at all the old stuff, but if you don’t need them say goodbye by deleting them!
- Have Cloud or offline backup
To store important files and folders being lost you could save them on google drive or other cloud storage devices to enhance your computer’s performance. Or you could go old school by saving them on your hard drive for offline use!
- Virus protection
You could also keep your computer clean and healthy by protecting it from dangerous viruses. So ensure your virus protection software is up and running!
- Help others!
If you are tech-savvy, it’s time to offer a lending hand to family and friends to ensure they also have a clean virtual desktop!
- Share & Inspire!
You could create videos and blogs on tips to keeping a clean virtual desktop! Share them using #NationalCleanYourVirtualDesktopDay and #CleanYourVirtualDesktopDay
Interesting Facts About National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day:
Few interesting facts about cleaning your virtual desktop!
- Cleaning your virtual desktop on Monday gears you for the week ahead!
- The National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day falls on a Monday as well!
- The clutter on your computer is inversely proportional to your computer’s speed
- There are tools to help you have a clean virtual desktop!
History of National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day:
The National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day was founded by the people at PC Museum, Canada in 2010. It’s a fun unofficial holiday to remind and encourage people to have a clean, and orderly virtual desktop!