Clean Out Your Computer Day

Have you been putting off cleaning out those old files on your desktop? Well, today is the day you should do it, because it is

Clean Out Your Computer Day

Started in 2000 by the Institute of Business Technology, the day falls on the second Monday in February.

Some of us add programs and files to our computer with reckless abandon. After all, computers have huge storage capacity. Many of these files and programs are soon forgotten. Overtime they clog memory and cause confusion during retrieval and use of other files. And, some may slow down your computer.

How to Celebrate

  • Backup your computer, including all your files, documents, and pictures.
  • Clean out your desktop. Delete or archive files that you have no use of or haven’t used in several months.
  • Organize your folders, files and bookmarks.
  • Uninstall all the programs you no longer used.

Did You Know…

…that the Perottina was the world’s first commercially marketed desktop? Launched in 1964, the computer was named after its inventor Pier Giorgio Perotto.

A similar holiday called National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day is celebrated in October.