If you use a Mac, it is that time again – time to update to the latest OS (this time called “Yosemite”). While most people get excited about new features, improved performance, etc – I get excited to do my annual cleaning. Before any major updates – I spend time deleting files and apps that just waste space (and you should too).
I go through and delete:
- those photos that were blurry and just never trashed
- apps I never use (and their preferences)
- duplicate media files
- outdated installers
- downloads that I no longer use
- old backups that I no longer need
- email (you do not really need most of it)
By removing all your unwanted files on a regular basis – you will save room on your hardrive, backups, and not allow your stuff to become unmanageable. Like with everything else – keep it simple and focus on what counts the most.
* As usual, make sure you have a good backup before you delete anything