How to Spring Clean Your Digital Life (And Your Home, Too)

Welcome to Day 1 of the Lemon Blessings’ Spring Cleaning Challenge. I’m so glad you decided to join us!

In addition to cleaning our homes this week, I’d like to challenge us to Spring Clean other areas of our lives as well. Each day will be different, but today’s focus is How to Spring Clean Your Digital Life.

(Cue the celebration!!!)

Tip: Grab your FREE printable Spring Cleaning Task List. Find it HERE.

Spring Clean Your Digital Life

We are so dependent on technology, but unlike our homes, the digital tools we use rarely receive a refresh and yet, it’s important to do so!

Task 1: Phone

You might be a person who always performs the required updates to your phone, removes and backs up the pictures regularly, and maintains and deletes apps that aren’t used. If that’s you, then disregard this task. If not, now is the time to do so:

  • Perform the updates,
  • back up your photos and remove them from your phone,
  • clean off your text messages,

…and delete any apps you haven’t used in the past six months.

Task 2: Computer

If you are anything like me, you might be panicking a little about what I might have you do to your computer. Don’t worry – even if you aren’t computer savvy, you can still complete this task!

  • Clear off your desktop of any files that you are not using right now. Place them in your documents folder.
  • Arrange your folders alphabetically, removing anything that isn’t necessary, and combining files that are similar.
  • Add sub-folders if necessary to further organize your digital files. This will allow you to find items more quickly and easily when you need them in the future.

Then, back up your computer to an external hard drive or to a cloud-based system.

Task 3: Change your Passwords

You know that password you’ve been using on every account since college? It’s time to say goodbye to it and come up with a new, stronger one. Also – don’t use the same password on every account – if you get hacked once, the hackers will try that password on anything else they can find.

Do this on any and all accounts you have.

Spring Cleaning Tasks for Home: Bedrooms

  • Clear Cobwebs
  • Clean Light Fixtures and Ceiling Fans
  • Window Sills
  • Windows
  • Empty Drawers and Reorganize/Declutter/Donate
  • Wipe Down Blinds
  • Wash Bedding including Comforters
  • Vacuum Curtains and Lampshades
  • Closets – pull out anything you haven’t used in the past year and donate or dispose of
  • Vacuum inside closets
  • Vacuum Mattress
  • Wipe Baseboards, focusing on the dust that accumulates in  the corners

Happy Cleaning!

Tip: Grab your FREE printable Spring Cleaning Task List. Find it HERE.

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