How to Organize Your Desktop


I have to admit that I’m a piler, not a filer. I’m always amazed at how quickly clutter builds, and I constantly find myself sorting out the junk mail and papers that accumulate on my desk. And the same thing goes for my computer desktop. For the last several months, more and more folders have invaded the space, and I found myself always keeping a program window open just so I wouldn’t have to look at my desktop. Yes. It was BAD.

However, today, after a little inspiration from a photographers forum, I had my own intervention. I buckled down and organized my computer desktop. I’m feeling a certain amount of zen at how pretty and organized it looks. Now, the key is to keep it that way. From now on.

I didn’t take a “before” screenshot of my desktop, (trust me, you didn’t want to see it), but here is the “after”:

Seriously, this new organization makes me feel SO. MUCH. BETTER. The old set up would make my eye twitch. Basically, it just wasn’t organized.

Now…to tackle my real desktop and start 2012 with a fresh slate!

Want to organize your computer desktop too? Included is the full layered PSD file. Just open up in Photoshop and edit as you see fit, and remember to save as a jpeg. Edit the box names to work with however you organize things – with your blog, your creative business, or just life in general! Then, go to your Settings to change your Desktop image to this one and voila!

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I hope you have a great Thanksgiving and if you are traveling, like we are, very safe travels to and from your destination! Enjoy your time with family, friends, and loved ones. I always feel like Thanksgiving is the kick off to the BEST time of the year!

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  • Reply Wendy 11.22.2011 at 6:59 am

    Catie- there is actually a piece of software that does this and the boxes actually become working containers. It’s called Fences and I love it. Here’s the link: Enjoy!

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