I love my Mac Book Pro and I can assure, you do the same but, as the time passes and MBP grows old we loose our interest in Mac, but have you ever gave it a thought why does this happen, we think that it's the human nature but that is not the case as the time passes by we stop caring about the things and we face problems due to our own negligence, that's the reason we loose interest in the old things.
For example we don't care about cleaning up the Mac and when the dust causes keys and track pads malfunction then we start to blame that Mac book pro has grown old, but we never give it a thought who made it to behave old.
We will have a look how can we maintain our Mac so that it looks younger as well as has a great resale value at the time of resale.
Clean your Mac regularly
The first and the most important step in maintaining your Mac is to regularly clean your Mac. I do it on a weekly basis with the microfiber cloth that came with the Mac. It is necessary as the dirt and the oil from your skin can toll on the track pad as well as the keyboard. Keep the screen as well as the outer case clean it will increase the life of your Mac as well as add value to the resale of your Mac. I would recommend investing in a good carry case. Also if you are a notorious drinker/eater then in that case you will require a keyboard protector too.
Increase battery life of Your Mac
Another most important factor in regards to maintain your Mac is to make sure you make the most out of the battery in the Mac. The batteries in Mac loose the capacity over time and are really expensive to replace. If you want you can get most out of it as the process is really simple what you need to do is to use the Mac on battery till the time battery drains out completely. Keep it uncharged overnight. Then charge the battery completely and let your Mac rest for several hours. This will help your battery to work for a longer period of time.
A Clean Mac is a Happy Mac
Periodically check your Mac for the unwanted files and delete those for example. You install an application and with that application the supporting language files too get stored in your Mac, which consumes unwanted disk space. It will lead to slow down you Mac performance. It may seem to be a tedious job to keep on finding the file those are not used at all. You can get the Speed Up Mac, Drive Defrag software those can help you not only speeding up Mac performance but will also keep a check on the system performance and the drive health.
Backup Is the Key...
I would rather stress on regularly backing up the files on your Mac as the data on the Mac if not backed up regularly then in that case, if the drive or the volume on the Mac goes corrupt you won't be able to get the data back. You should back up your data weekly. Make sure that you don't back up the data on the same drive. It should be a external hard drive where the backup is taken. Some of the people say that even after taking backups they lost the data as the external hard drive got corrupt in that case file recovery software for Mac can be of help
These all things will help your Mac stay fast, clean and shiny. These are not all the points which can help you but, I've tried to cover the most important points which if taken care off will definitely help you.