Happy National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day!

Here's what the Days of the Year website has to say about this day (and we agree!):

"There are tidy desktops, and cluttered desktops, organized desktops, and ones with icon scattered everywhere. Which one do you have? If you take it in terms of acreage, there are billions of acres of virtual desktop in the world today, and much of that is heavily cluttered. Clean your Virtual Desktop day is your opportunity to bring a little sense and order to your desktop.

History of Clean your Virtual Desktop Day
Clean your Virtual Desktop Day was first created by the good people at PCMuseum.ca, to encourage people to sort out their desktops and return it to that pristine vision they received when they first booted up their computer. An orderly desktop has been said to be the sign of an orderly mind, someone who has their work together, and knows what their tool is for and how to use it.

How to Celebrate Clean your Virtual Desktop Day

While it may seem simple, there are actually a number of ways to celebrate Clean Your Virtual Desktop day. Go through your files on your desktop and determine which ones are no longer necessary, and send them to the virtual roundfile (That's the recycling bin). Then sort the others into folders on your computer. But don't overdo it! So much better to have things stored in the document folder than scattered in folders across your desktop! (Note from Barbara & Andrea: Apply the File-Act-Toss SYSTEM to your email! Start with Toss...delete obvious trash...then sort the rest by File (keep for future) and Act (take action).

Transfer photos on your desktop to storage devices like flash drives or SD cards, or just save them in special folders on your hard drive. However you go about it, cleaning out your desktop will make it easier to find things, and be more productive with your computer.

While you're at it, be sure to consider changing your theme to take advantage of your beautifully clean desktop! There are a lot of options out there in just about every style you can imagine, some of them even change up your mouse cursor to really customize your visual experience."

So there you have it! I'll be working on my virtual desktop at 2PM Eastern. Who wants to join me? Post here and we'll cheer each other on! :)

Barbara & Andrea

PS. As you know by now, Clutter is Postponed Decisions. Clutter comes in many forms--physical, digital, emotional and spiritual. Let's schedule your 45 minute Transformation Strategy Session and start clearing the clutter from your life! :)