How to Clean Up & Organize Your MacBook Desktop in 5 Simple Steps

How to clean up and organize your MacBook desktop in 5 simple steps
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You get to work, open up your MacBook, and a desktop like this one stares back at you!  Files are everywhere!  How to clean up and organize your MacBook desktop in 5 simple steps

I’ve stared at a desktop like that many times and it doesn’t start or end the work day with the most productive mindset.  The good news is that you can clean up and organize your Macbook desktop in 5 simple steps that do not take a lot of time!  Soon these steps become habits and your desktop stays cleaned up and organized all the time.  Having a cleaned and organized desktop lets you find what you need faster and more efficiently.  (It’s also a good idea because you never know when your laptop might be needed for a presentation!)

Here’s how to clean up and organize your MacBook desktop in 5 simple steps:

How to clean up and organize your MacBook desktop in 5 simple steps

The first step gives your desktop an image that you enjoy and a special message that you want to see everyday.  It helps set your desktop and your day with a positive tone.  Choose a screen saver message that helps you to achieve your goals. You can also find plenty of positive quotes to use that are most inspiring to you.

How to clean up and organize your MacBook desktop in 5 simple steps

How to clean up and organize your MacBook desktop in 5 simple steps

How to clean up and organize your MacBook desktop in 5 simple steps

 

Next, create two new folders that you will use to sort everything.  You can always change the names of the folders later but this will simplify the process.  

How to clean up and organize your MacBook desktop in 5 simple steps

 

The third step is to clean up your files by name.  Cleaning up your files by name puts them in neatly spaced rows so that you can easily sort them.  You can also clean up by kind, date modified, date created, size or tags… pick the one that works best for your files.  

How to clean up and organize your MacBook desktop in 5 simple steps

Next, move your two new folders over to a clean space on your desktop to make moving the files around easier. 

How to clean up and organize your MacBook desktop in 5 simple steps

Last, drag and drop your files to either the work or personal folder.

How to clean up and organize your MacBook desktop in 5 simple steps

Enjoy a clean and organized MacBook desktop space! 

 

How to clean up and organize your MacBook desktop in 5 simple steps

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