Let me repeat that.
That is the current amount of free space available on my 500 GB hard drive right now. It’s so bad I’m almost ashamed to admit it.
Photoshop is running mind-blowingly slow and randomly throwing out program errors at me. My photos are in a state of disarray. Forget about running more than a few programs at a time. I’ll be here all day watching the spinning beach ball of doom go round and round and round.
My poor compy is fat and bloated and in need of some major slimming and trimming.
Which can only mean one thing…
It’s time for the 2nd Annual Great Computer Spring Clean-a-thon!
If you were around at the end of March last year, the Great Computer Spring Clean-a-thon is my week long celebration devoted to whipping my computer back into tip-top shape. A spring cleaning for the technology world if you will and of course you’re invited to play along!
Starting today, Monday, March 19th and going until Monday, March 26th, my blog will be all organizing, all the time. This year I’m taking things even bigger than last, so in addition to sharing updates of my organizing progress through out the week, there will also be a daily post here on the blog devoted to organizing your computer. Some of the topics on the agenda: finding your organizing style, Aperture vs Lightroom, how to back up all your hard work, and more.
My Spring Clean-a-thon Goals for the 2012
So what are my goals for the week?
Here are my Computer Spring Clean-a-thon goals:
1) Clean out my Downloads, Documents and Current Projects folders. I set these up last year and have mostly kept them updated so they should only need a little work.
2) Reorganize my NettioDesigns folder. This folder is a hot mess right now. And not in a template-y goodness kind of way.
3) Get started organizing my photos in Aperture. This is a major major task and definitely not one I will complete this week but I am going to get started on it and see what I can get done. Started is better than nothing, right?
Join in the Fun!
So how can you play along? It’s easy! All you have to do is share your goal for the Great Computer Spring Clean-a-thon in the comments section of this blog post. It can be as small as clearing out your Downloads folder or email inbox or as big as organizing your scrap supplies. The only rule is it has to be computer related – this ain’t no ordinary spring cleaning week!
If you’re seeing this post after Monday, March 19th, feel free to jump in at any time but remember you only have until Monday, March 26th to complete your task so be sure to keep that in mind!
At the end of the week next Monday, March 26th, there will be another post where you will be able to share your final result. There may even be some prizes involved! Of course if you want to keep us updated on your progress during the week, feel free to post updates to the NettioDesigns Facebook Page or use the hashtag #cleanathon on Twitter.
Ok, ready to whip those digital scrapbooking machines into shape? Let’s do this!