You shelled out a good bit of cash for your Mac. So it’s frustrating when you notice it start to slow down or otherwise fall short of its original zippy pace. 

Here are 13 strategies you can employ to help lighten the load on your struggling computer.

These aren’t failproof silver bullets, though. They’ll certainly go far, but they won’t necessarily get your computer back to its original level of performance.

It’s perfectly natural for computers to slow down over time, so occasionally having to replace a computer is just a fact of modern life.

But here’s what to do to stretch every last bit of life out of your machine.