Many people use spring cleaning as an excuse to clean out their garages and change the filters in their homes to eliminate winter dust. Digital spring cleaningThere may not be a place on the list.

What’s the most recent time you cleared your computer of unnecessary junk? Have you backed up your important files or updated the software? In the midst of other spring chores, dedicate an afternoon to cleaning out your digital life.

Here are some ideas from Brett Larson, Emmy-winning technology reporter/radio

1. Give devices a literal spring cleaning. Like all things, electronics can get dirty. Most people won’t use a kitchen sponge to clean their laptops. Windex Electronics Wipes are pre-moistened and can be used to clean electronic devices, such as laptops, TVs, tablets, gaming consoles or cameras, keyboards, and televisions.

2. Make sure all mobile devices are protected with antivirus. While most computer users use antivirus protection or malware protection, fewer people think about tablet or smartphone security. Norton 360 Multi-Device software combines powerful protection for PCs, Macs, and mobile devices into one simple solution that allows users to safely surf, shop, and socialize online regardless of their device. It automatically backs up files on a computer and protects against malicious websites, viruses, and other threats. Cloud-based management allows you to remotely lock, locate and erase a stolen or lost mobile device.

3. It’s time to upgrade. Sometimes cleaning is actually replacing. Dell’s XPS 18 portable All-in-One is the ideal desktop replacement for families. This lightweight, compact All-in-One computer can be easily moved from room to room thanks to its full HD touch screen.

Maybe it’s your smartphone causing you headaches. Larson suggests replacing your phone with a smart phone that has the right processor if you have a problem with battery life or performance. Snapdragon processors from Qualcomm are capable of running more than 770 smartphones, offering seamless app switching, fast web browsing, and social networking with 4G/LTE connectivity.

Larson offers one last tip. Larson recommends the Sony HDRPJ380V HD Projector Handycam Camcorder for anyone who wants to save iconic moments to rewatch at leisure and in style. It can capture full HD video and 8.9 megapixel photos. The built-in LED projector allows you to project video and images on any flat surface up to 100 in.