With most people still sheltering in place for now, there’s never been a better time to get a jump start on your spring cleaning, especially with electronic devices. Considering most people don’t even consider cleaning out these devices, it’s probably been a long time since yours have received any kind of care. That’s why we compiled some helpful spring cleaning tips to declutter and repurpose your devices.
Spring Cleaning Tips for Electronic Devices and Computers
Get Rid of Junk
One of the top spring cleaning tips is to get rid of all unwanted and unnecessary materials that are being stored on your devices. By deleting old data, clearing caches and removing all temporary files, you can clear up a whole heck of a lot of room on your phone, tablet or computer.
Not to mention, when you get rid of all this junk, your devices will have less to store, which may actually increase the speed at which they run. If you need help deleting cookies and clearing your computer’s cache, check out our old blog on the topic.
Organize your Devices
Many spring cleaning tips include organization. By getting your files and applications, your devices will feel much cleaner and easier to use.
For example, if you store a lot of photos and videos on your cell phone, it might be a good idea to upload them to your computer instead. Additionally, you can unsubscribe from email lists, organize your files into folders and straighten up your bookmarks bar. Any kind of organization can go a long way!
Repurpose Old Devices
If you have old laptops, tablets or cell phones laying around, put them to use! Instead of letting these devices sit and catch dust, you can repurpose them as security cameras, photo albums, gaming consoles and much more.
It doesn’t even matter if your cell phone is an iPhone or Android, there are plenty of apps to help you give new life to your devices!
Reboot your Router
Every so often, it’s important for people to refresh their devices and router to protect against bugs and malware. Since connected devices are hacked regularly, ensure the safety of your devices by resetting your router to factory settings and changing default passwords.
It may seem like a lot of work, but this method has actually been proven to clear out any existing forms of malware.
All in all, if you find yourself with some free time before quarantine ends, you can’t go wrong with these handy spring cleaning tips for electronic devices and computers!