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Digital Spring Cleaning

This blog entry expired June 2, 2017. It may contain out-of-date information.

As the weather warms up and the school year winds down, the cleaning season begins.

As you get ready to sweep through and tidy up your chaotic closet or overflowing desk drawers, do not forget to think about tidying up your digital space as well. Many of us do not think of adding devices, online accounts, and digital files to our spring cleaning list, but all of these things could use a good cleaning, as they are constantly collecting and storing new information.

Cleaning up your digital life not only helps you free up space by reducing the junk mail in your inbox and removing unused apps, but increases the security of your devices and online accounts.

Not sure where to start? This digital spring cleaning checklist provided by the Stop. Think. Connect. campaign offers a week-by-week process to fully clean up your digital life.