These days we are all about freedom. We want space, flexibility, and the freedom to do what we need to do when we need to do it. If you are a remote worker, you want to be able to access everything you need to do your job from anywhere in the world. If you are a freelance photographer, keeping your images stored close to hand at all times is invaluable.

All this means that keeping your physical storage needs to a minimum is a must. If you want to be agile and to be able to take advantage of every opportunity that life throws at you then you need to be able to move quickly. External hard drives and portable storage devices just don’t fit, let alone desktop computers with loads of capacity. We need to be able to work on our laptops, our hard-drive-free Chromebooks, our tablets, and even our phones.

This means freeing up hard disk space.

If you are looking to make your life a little freer, check out these tips for freeing up hard disk space.


Storage Sense

If you are working on a PC then Storage Sense can be a lifesaver. Windows 10 provides this automatic feature that keeps an eye on your storage capacity and automatically removes:

  • temporary files
  • Recycle Bin items
  • Anything else that you don’t need could be gumming up the works.

You can switch it on and configure it in the System settings menu. It will run scheduled maintenance on a timeframe that suits you to keep your system running smoothly.

Cloud Image Hosting

If you store images on your hard drive, you know they take up a lot of space. Luckily there’s a simple answer – migrate them to the cloud! Cloud image hosting services like ImageCoast provide a fantastic way to manage and store your photos without requiring huge amounts of physical storage. An image hosting provider like ImageCoast also allows you to access your photos wherever you are in the world, delivering convenience and functionality to your day-to-day life.

Remove Apps

Chances are you’ve got plenty of apps sitting on your desktop that you barely ever use, if at all. You might be tempted to ignore them. However, unused apps can take up a surprising amount of space and processing power. If you are looking to free up space on your hard disk, do an app audit and get rid of anything you no longer use.

Hard Disk

If you want to find out more about the benefits of cloud image hosting, get in touch with ImageCoast today!