We’re having our upstairs painted this week, and we spent a lot of time moving things, pulling down pictures, and getting rid of stuff we don’t use any more. Since it’s that time of year, we may need to do some spring cleaning or purging in our offices and files. Here are some places to start…
Clean your work space on your desk. I found so much junk that was no longer needed (and about 50 sticky notes that were outdated).
Look at your bookcases. I cleaned out two shelves of old style guides and dictionaries. I sent a bunch of writing prompt books to the Friends of the Library.
Make sure that you’re backing up your files regularly. Your work is too valuable to lose.
Go through your graphics, pictures, and videos. Archive or delete what’s no longer needed. These take up a lot of storage space.
Remove duplicate files.
Go through your email contacts and purge any you don’t need.
Look through your favorites on your web browser and delete outdated ones or broken links.
Read through your author biography and update it.
Then check your website and social media sites. Update your photo and biography.