A clean desktop is a happy desktop

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Mini Figure from Simple Desktops

When I shared simpledesktops.com as my pick of the week on episode 29 of The Digi Show, I admitted that I’m quite fanatical about having a clean computer desktop. When I’m practicing what I preach, my computer desktop is clean and inspiring. However, I do fall off the wagon at times and it seems that by the end of the month I can end up with a lot of “stuff” on my desktop and it looks like this:

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I immediately feel jumbled and unable to concentrate on what I’m doing when I’m greeted with a screen filled with icons, folders, and random images. I really prefer Leo Babauta’s (the zen habits guy) approach to a clutter-free desktop. I file everything into folders on my system that don’t show up on my desktop. Everything is easily accessible from my start menu button or by opening a folder and I don’t have all the distractions to deal with. I feel so much happier when my screen looks like this!

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Elitism from Simple Desktops

I like to change my wallpaper every month or so to keep it fresh and fun. Here are some of my other favorite desktop wallpapers from simple desktops. (All images are linked)

Memories

discos

Steve (look inside the apple)

steve

Cupcake

cupcake

Kermit

Kermit

Day by Day

day_by_day

Meditation Trees

consciouslife_wallpaper

Abbey

Abbey

How to be loved

How_to_be_loved

Esquece e vai sorrir

balloon

Mike

mike

1920

1920

Spectrum

Spectrum

Splittie

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Today’s a great day to evaluate what your computer desktop space looks like. Is it overwhelming and cluttered? Or simple and serene? I challenge you to do some spring cleaning and tidy it up a bit. You’ll feel more productive and inspired if you start your computer experience off with a clean slate!

katie big