Make some time today to clean out those old files from your computer. While you're at it, clean out (or off) the keyboard as well. When it comes to electronics, cleanliness on both outside and data-wise are very important. I can't even begin to tell you how many computers I have seen that were slow to operate or had to be replaced because they weren't cleaned regularly.

The origin of today's holiday dates back to the olden days of the beginning of the new millennium (in the year 2000), and created by the Institute of Business and Technology. Clean Out Your Computer Day exists to remind us about proper care and maintenance for our electronic work boxes. Take some time to make backups of all your important documents, trash the old useless files and don't forget to empty the trash afterwards.

For more information on today's holiday and other ways to celebrate, click here. And happy cleaning!