Does it ever seem like clutter in your home takes on a life of its own, growing, expanding, taking over more space? Well obviously, junk can't grow on its own, someone - you or a family member - is actually adding more stuff to that closet, spare room or garage. That is, until a good spring cleaning clears out the clutter before the cycle starts all over again.
But unlike that favorite junk closet at home, your computer really can add more junk and clutter pretty much on its own. Even if you do nothing, it's accumulating more and more information.
Programs are creating log files, little bits of information are being moved, sorted and saved. When you actually use it, it's noting popular programs and files, downloading information to speed up Web browsing and much more.
Over time, this clutter starts to impact your system. It can slow down programs and fill up your hard drive. I've written before about how dramatically a nearly-full hard drive can impact your overall computer speed. Fortunately, there's an easy way to clean it out.