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Feb10 Fun Holiday – Clean Out Your Computer Day

Have you been putting off cleaning out those old files on your desktop? Well, today is the day you should do it, because it is Clean Out Your Computer Day.

Hand cleaning computer with a cloth.

Clean the inside, and outside, of your computer.

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Started in 2000 by the Institute of Business Technology, the day falls on the second Monday in February.

A similar holiday called National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day is celebrated in October.

How to Celebrate

  • Backup your computer, including all your files, documents, and pictures.
  • Clean out your desktop. Delete or archive files that you have no use of or haven’t used in several months.
  • Organize your folders, files and bookmarks.
  • Uninstall all the programs you no longer used.

Did You Know…

…that the Perottina was the world’s first commercially marketed desktop? Launched in 1964, the computer was named after its inventor Pier Giorgio Perotto.

Clean Out Your Computer Day Observances

Fun Holiday: Clean Out Your Computer Day Observances
YearWeekdayDateName
2020MonFeb 10Clean Out Your Computer Day
2021MonFeb 8Clean Out Your Computer Day
2022MonFeb 14Clean Out Your Computer Day
2023MonFeb 13Clean Out Your Computer Day
2024MonFeb 12Clean Out Your Computer Day
2025MonFeb 10Clean Out Your Computer Day
2026MonFeb 9Clean Out Your Computer Day
2027MonFeb 8Clean Out Your Computer Day
2028MonFeb 14Clean Out Your Computer Day
2029MonFeb 12Clean Out Your Computer Day

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