24 Apr 2012

Spring cleaning your computer

The concept of spring cleaning isn't solely for physical spaces in this day and age. It's also a good idea to clean up your computer as well, writes Moneyville.ca.

Whereas in the past people may have gone through filing cabinets, today most document storage is digital. That's why it pays to take some time and sort through it all. Organize everything into easy-to-find files and folders.

This is also a good time to go through some added security. Use an external hard drive in order to back up important documents, photos and other data. Look into anti-virus and anti-malware software and ensure that all of your protection is up to date. It's also a good idea to use the built-in system tools – "defragging" a hard drive can increase a computer's performance and get rid of junk files automatically created by certain programs.

Better yet, make physical backups of your most important files for an extra layer of protection. One of the benefits of a computer is freeing up physical space, but having original documents kept in a secure location, like a storage locker, is always the only real way to ensure they'll always be there.

As the world grows digital, many are turning to online storage for their documents. However, it's always a good idea to have physical backups. Jiffy Self Storage is a leader in Toronto storage and can provide plenty of space for important files and other items. Those interested in learning more should visit Jiffy's website, where they can enter to win a free iPad 3.

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