ORGANI-SPRING WEEK 2, TASK 4: BACK UP YOUR HARD DRIVE
How devastating would it be
if you lost all the data on your computer?
All your pictures, documents, tax returns, business documents…you get
the picture. If you are not currently
backing up the hard drive of your computer to an outside source, you NEED to
start now. You can purchase an
external hard drive (around $100 depending on how much space you need) and
update the data on a regular basis on your own. You can also choose a cloud based service
like iDrive (www.idrive.com, Free 2G, $50/year), Mozy (www.mozy.com, Free 2G, $50/year) or Carbonite (www.carbonite.com, $54.95/year) which will automatically upload your data on a scheduled
basis to a secure site. If
you choose the external hard drive, be sure to store it off site or in a fire
proof safe. Backing up the data on your hard drive also helps you access your information from any computer or to transfer the information to a new computer (even if you old computer was not lost or destroyed.)
There is a plethora of information about cleaning out your winter guck and letting the spring sunshine into your home, so we're focusing on those little things around the house that will give you a more organized home and perhaps a bit more storage along the way. Just 4 weeks, 5 tasks per week, around 10 minutes per task and VOILA! in around an hour a week the little things in life seem a bit more organized.