I love to learn, and I love to teach even more, so it was a natural progression for me to become the go-to gal for computer questions.

With my background in teaching and customer service experience, tutoring friends and family on their computers became a hobby that continued to grow in popularity, for me and for those whom I helped.

Two tips I will share from the experience I just described:

  1. Do not smoke anywhere near your computer!  The nicotine gets everywhere – just like the smoke does – and the damage it can cause could be irreparable.  If you must smoke, leave the room, and close the door behind you to keep the air around your system as clean as possible.
  2. If you own pets that shed, buy yourself a can of compressed air (like the one from Staples shown here) and clean out the dust from your computer.  The animal hair will get inside your system (almost as easily as smoke does) and then dust sticks to the hair and accumulates quickly.  Anything inside your computer that prevents proper air circulation could cause problems, like overheating.