Three ways to free up some space on your Mac

1. Clear out the Downloads folder

The Downloads folder can contain image attachments from emails, PDFs, spreadsheets and countless other items that you may not be aware of.

You can download plenty of files over 6 months, so it is best to regularly check what is in there and discard any unwanted items.

2. Get rid of the clutter on your desktop

The desktop may be the easiest place to put those one-off documents or images, but over time this clutter will slow down your Mac and make life difficult when you need to find something.

3. Don’t forget to take out the trash

Some programs such as iPhoto have their own separate trash folders. To delete these items, you need to go into the program and select Empty Trash (see below).

To find out the commands for programs with internal trash, check out the application or File menu.

Don’t forget that the actual trash for your Mac needs to be manually emptied as well. When you’re in Finder, select the Empty Trash option to permanently  delete all the items you have selected.

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