5. Perform Yearly Tasks
If you've ever looked around your home and thought, "It's time for a good spring cleaning," you know the value of decluttering. On your computer, as in your home, make an annual ritual of removing dirt, tossing out junk, and putting your belongings in order. Besides giving you a cleaner, more inviting environment, these yearly tasks can extend your computer's life span and help keep your data safe.