Cleaning Out Your Computer: How to keep your computer running-at-its-best

In celebration of National Clean Out Your Computer Day, here are a list of simple tasks you can do to help speed up your computer and keep it operating at its best.

National Clean Out Your Computer Day

In today's world, many of us use computers on a daily basis to assist us with both personal and professional tasks. We use them to manage business and finances, consume news and entertainment, communicate and innovate, and more. Our computers are a valuable part of our everyday lives, so it's important that we take care of them. 

Celebrated every year on the second Monday in February, National Clean Out Your Computer Day is a great reminder to take some time out of your busy schedule to give your computer some much needed TLC. 

National Clean Out Your Computer Day was started in 2000 by the Institute of Business Technology, following the explosion of the home computer market during the 1980-90s. Personal computers are now commonplace, and many of us use them regularly for work, at home

As of February 2019, 74 percent of Americans owned a desktop or laptop computer, so while it might not be well know, this unofficial holiday is a useful reminder for many of us to clean up our computers inside and out. 

Putting a bit of time into maintaining your computer is an investment that can actually make your life easier by keeping it operating at its best.