Friday, March 7, 2008

Take 5 Friday - Desktop

So this week I challenged you (and myself) to focus on cleaning up our desktops...and I don't mean the horizontal space in front of me as I write this post. I mean our computers themselves; the desktop, the hard drive, those temporary internet files, old emails; all those files we save that clutter up our inboxes and computer.
I have to admit, this one wasn't as fun or satisfying for me as most of my organizing projects, but it needed to be done. I keep up pretty well on my emails, deleting as I go. So I usually only have about a dozen in my inbox at any given time. But I did have some old files that I was able to chuck and I like to delete my temporary internet files every once in awhile to keep the system running smoothly. If you've never deleted your temporary internet files, you can find some easy to follow instructions here.
Did anyone else attempt this or another Take 5 Friday project this week? (You can still post any 5-15 minute organizing project you completed, even if it wasn't this week's challenge idea). Notice I said 5-15 minutes; think "coffee break" time here. It doesn't have to be exactly 5 mintues and you'll find that you'll get faster at organizing the more you do. Have fun with it!


Avlor said...

First time I was really able to participate in the Take 5 Friday. I love the idea and will be doing short projects like this around my house whether or not it's the assignment. ;) Thanks!

Becky @ Boys Rule My Life said...

Ok, I deviated a bit (Again!), but I did end up cleaning up some of my inbox after my computer got fixed.

Sorry I'm so late in linking up - I thought I already had! Life's too crazy 'round here! :)

Org Junkie said...

I've tried to email you but it keeps coming back to me, can you email me?

Becky @ Boys Rule My Life said...

Thought I'd tag you and get to know you a bit better! Hope you don't mind...

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