Organization: Cleaning up the Laptop

I hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day!  As a military family our thoughts and prayers go out to our military families who have lost a love one.  A few years ago my husband found out that his medic from his last deployment committed suicide, he did not die physically in the war but suffered in silence with PTSD for several years. The effects of war eventually were too much for him to live with. Please pray for those who lost love ones and those who continue to suffer from war.

Okay, now back to organization....
I am a bit late to the party over at Fun in Room 4B with Elizabeth and her BB Kristen.  I haven't even started reorganizing my classroom yet, but finding some AWESOME ideas from this linky!  What I have cleaned up and organized is my laptop.  This took some time and I recovered 2GB of memory!

I have an Apple and when I download an item my computer saves it in a Downloads file, then if I save the file there are two of those files saved on my computer (one in downloads and one elsewhere).  I had  about 1,500 downloads to go through!

Once I cleaned out the Downloads file I started organizing my folders...I never realized how many files I had until I started this.  I have organized my School Stuff folder and currently working on my TpT folder, and avoiding my Pictures Folder.

Nice and Organized

School Files, so easy to find something now!

Math Folder by the CC Standards

Now to clean up this mess!


  1. Google Chrome does that and it actually drives me crazy because I forget it goes to the downloads folder. I'd much rather it go where I point it!!! (Because then I have to go move them all...) this is on my summer to-do list!
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  2. I'm laughing right now because I JUST went through the same thing recently!! I've been weeding and sorting things out of my Mac like wasn't running too well and scared me! I love how you explained everything, so helpful. Thanks for linking up with us :)

  3. I completely understand, Jess. My PC saves every file to a downloads file, as well as, to the file I select. My computer is currently informing me I have 1.2 GB of memory left -yikes! I see many folders in my future! :)

    Happy Memorial Day,

  4. I'm always too scared to empty my downloads folder just in case I haven't saved it to another folder properly! :) You have inspired me to clean up my laptop so I can find things more easily.

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  5. I love organizing computer files - so much easier than organizing the paper version! Thanks for the inspiration to clean up my desktop!

  6. I need to do this so badly! My computer is running slow, and I bet if I took the time to organize and clean out, it would be faster!! Thank you so much for linking up with us :)

  7. Thanks for the reminder! I just emptied 16 GB(!) from my trash!

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  8. This is on my summer to do list! I just love an organized computer!
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