First, I filed my paper statements. This didn't take long since I'm am trying to go completely paperless.
Second, I weeded out "My Documents" and various other places where things were saved on the computer including pictures. I emptied my recycle bin of 4,961 items. Yep, you read that right!
Then, I organized what remained in my My Documents into folders according to content. Should make life easier!
Last I ran the Disk Cleanup program and deleted temporary Interent files.Next, I plan to backup all of my documents and photos and weed out unnecessary emails and categorize them into folders for the ones I need to keep. I'm also defragging my computer tonight hoping it will speed things up for me.