Cleaning day

I love organization, I’m good in organizing things, but I’m not a very organized person. Sounds contradictory, huh? But who says I make sense? Anyways, what I mean is that although I’m good in organizing things and I have decent organizational skills, I’m TERRIBLE about keeping anything organized for very long. Alan says it’s because I grew up having maids picking up after me. He might be right. All I know is that it drives me insane. On the one hand I have very high standards when it comes to organization and cleanliness – the result of having a mother obsessed with these things and having grown up in a very spotless house – but on the other hand, I just can’t be bothered to live up to my standards since I hate doing house chores and think nothing of skipping cleaning the house in favour of going out or reading a good book. But that doesn’t mean I accept the house being a mess… so back to being stressed out…

Anyways, this post is not about spending the weekend cleaning the house. This is just a (long) preamble to saying that what holds to the place where I live also holds to the place where I spend a good chunk of my life, mainly, my computer. It’s a mess. My hard drive is full and I’m pretty sure most of it is redundant junk. Yesterday we bought a new external hard drive and the plan is to spend this afternoon following the  advice of Caitlyn Imburgo on tidying your hard drive. I’ve downloaded the AppZapper and  WhatSize applications and hopefully will have made some progress towards cleaning my computer before it’s time to go check out the Taste of the Danforth. The idea is to clean up my hard drive and then make a mirror copy to the external hard drive. We’ll see how it goes…