I mentioned a few weeks ago that I got a new 500GB SSD for my computer to replace my 250GB one. At first, I was planning on cloning my old hard drive to my new one to copy everything over seamlessly. But then I thought, “You know what? I want to start over.” There’s something really exciting and refreshing about starting anew. Your Documents folder is empty, your Downloads folder is empty, and your Desktop is SO clean! It’s like heaven!
I never did ‘maintenance’ on my files!
My old desktop was riddled with things I didn’t really need but convinced myself that I might want them someday. I had images I never planned on using, old design mockups I no longer needed, and random text files that I’d never use.
I realized just how horrible I was at pruning my files. I make an image, upload it to my blog, and I don’t need it anymore… but I still leave it sitting on my Desktop forever!
I solemnly swear to de-clutter
I have a new goal! I am going to regularly prune my Desktop and Downloads folder. As soon as I’m done uploading an image, into the bin it goes. And at least a few times a week I will delete my entire Downloads folder. If something is important, I’ll move it to Google Drive for storage. Otherwise, there’s no need to keep it around.