Tidy up your computer screen with a pretty desktop organizer wallpaper that includes 12 monthly calendars and space to organizes files and notes.
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One of my favorite apps that I’ve used on my computer forever is for desktop sticky notes. The one I use now on my Mac is called Stickies. When I had a PC, I used Simple Stick Notes.
It’s super handy to just open up a sticky note while talking to someone on the phone to type in some quick info. Or to write a note to myself for later when I don’t want to get distracted mid-task.
You can move them around, format the text, and change the color.
In fact, I love the app so much that there have been times when my whole computer desktop was covered in two dozen notes.
My desktop used to look like a hot mess. There were sticky notes in six colors, files for work and personal use, screenshots, etc. You get the idea.
So I created a desktop organizer wallpaper graphic that I could use to sort my stuff. It also has a monthly calendar, so I always have it at a glance.
After a year or so of using it, I have become so much more organized! I made a few tweaks and decided it was ready to share. I hope you find it as helpful as I have.
How to use a desktop organizer
This desktop organizer background has four boxes on the lefthand side of the screen. Each box has a heading to help you sort your files and images (and sticky notes if you use them).
- Quick Reference – Anything you need to see daily, like a checklist or passwords
- To Do – Tasks that need your attention sooner or later, but not necessarily right away, such as a project in progress
- Time Sensitive – This is for anything you need to do asap, like an application or a project with a deadline
- To File – Anything that you’re done using in the short term, but need to file away for later, like a finished project or recent photo uploads
The righthand side of the screen has the monthly calendar and a motivational phrase.
This layout will encourage you to keep everything more or less tidy. And I made 12 of them – one for each month in 2020 – with different watercolor backgrounds.
Change the background image each month for a new calendar – and a reminder to sort through your files and declutter your screen.
There are 12 files in all, so I put them in a zipped folder. After you download the zip file to your computer, unzip the file and open the folder to find 12 images.
On a PC, right-click and then select “extract.” On a Mac, simply double-tap.
The files are jpegs, so you can just set them as the desktop background/wallpaper. On mine, I can right-click on a single image and then select “set desktop picture.” Your computer might be slightly different.
Each image is scaled at 16:9, so they should work on most computers. You may need to adjust your wallpaper settings to get it to fit, depending on your screen size.
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If you’re looking for ways to get organized in 2020, using a desktop organizer wallpaper will be really helpful. Just like the desktop on your desk, when your workspace is clutter you are not as productive.
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