Organize With Me: Desktop

Check out these step of how I colored my files and cleaned my desktop!

I wouldn’t consider myself a messy person, although sometimes times I do get pretty cluttered. One thing I would always do is have all my files and icons covering my desktop, and I don’t even want to tell you how bad the Finder was. Besides that, I decided to use my files and folders more efficiently.

1. Trash Crap.

Documents, pdf, images of your favorite artist you used to like need to go in the 🗑. It’s 2018, time to clean out those old high school essays and those from 2 semesters ago. However! Save essays from last semester, you never know when you have to write a thesis statement again, old writings can help with that.

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2. Make Folders and Categorize

Look through your documents and decided what should go where. This will make finding things and sorting so much easier.

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3. Color and Name the folders.

This is honestly the best part! You can customize your folders with color coding. I have a Mac so if you have a different computer sorry I’m not sure how to do it.(it’s not that difficult anyway.)

We’ll start with our sample folder…

  • Right-click and get info
  • Click the small folder icon on the right side corner and copy.
    • Make sure the folder is highlighted

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  • Open preview in Apps.
  • Go to right-hand corner and Open New From Clipboard

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  • Once it’s open go to Tools to Adjust color to your liking
  • Then go to Adjust size and make it smaller similar to the folder icon in the INFO FROM ORIGINAL FOLDER
    • The size needs to be small in order for the color to fit!

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  • Lastly!!! Highlight the small Folder Preview
  • Go back to the ORIGINAL FOLDERS INFO
  • Highlight the righthand icon
    • PASTE!

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NOW! If you have trouble with this its is either because of

  • Copying and Pasting
  • Changing Size and copying it after.

4. Do the same for the rest!

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I hope I explained it well enough for you all! If not then there are videos, BUT don’t forget to change the size of the folder! Some videos don’t say that!

I hope you like this! Let me know if you like organizational and cleaning posts!

Now get to organizing and clean up your desktop!





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