Welcome to the digital decluttering mini-challenge for Bloggiesta.
I hate clutter in real life, but for some reason I totally ignore all the useless, old junk I have stored on my computer. I looked at my Downloads folder the other day and I saw this:
There are 1029 files in my download folder!
I’m sure I’m not the only one who could clean out some old files, so I hope you join this challenge. Let me know that I’m not the only digital hoarder out there!
There are two goals for this challenge. If you complete at least one, you can be entered in my giveaway of your choice of book from the stack pictured below (Incarnate and Hallowed are signed!). To be entered into the giveaway, link up your blog saying which goal you finished and what you did and I’ll randomly select a winner from the linky.
Create a folder for your blog files and create at least one sub-folder.
The sub-folder can be for whatever you want, but I thought I’d give you some ideas to help organize your files a little bit:
- Backups of your blog
- Social media icons
- Blog backgrounds
- Blog headers
- Or one folder for all your design elements
I’d love to hear what sub-folders you guys made. :)
Declutter by deleting at least 10 files you no longer need.
Before you start deleting, write down how many files you have in your download folder and then write down the number you have when you are finished. This challenge is considered done if you delete at least 10 files that you no longer need. Easy right? If you have time, try to delete more. And be sure to move out any files from your download forlder that you might need for your blog into your new blog folder.
The biggest thing I have in my downloads folder are book covers. But once I’ve uploaded them to my blog, I can reuse them and I don’t need them on my computer anymore. I also have random pictures for other posts, and once in a while some banners I made that I want to keep. So make sure you go through the files so you don’t accidentally delete something you need.
I want to hear how many files you have hoarded! Who can beat my 1000? :)