Spring is a time of rejuvenation. With the temperatures getting warmer and the days getting longer, it’s a great time to get a fresh start. Let’s look at three areas you can tackle this Spring:
A computer is a valuable investment. It holds important documents, photos and other memories. A computer is a means of communicating with the world. In our digital age there are more identity theft and internet criminals than ever. Spring is a great time to clean up and protect your computer from crashing and viruses. It also might be a good time to fix it up and sell it for something better. White Canyon has an in depth article about how to clean your hard drive in addition to tips to avoid identity theft. If you want to sell your computer, you might need a hard drive cleaner which will delete your passwords, web history and other things that you wouldn’t want the new owner to have access to. You’ll also need an external hard drive to save your valuable information on.
Holding on to items that you never wear will cause not only your closet to be cluttered but it will also cause your mind to be cluttered. The best thing about cleaning out your closet is that there are many places you can donate your items to give them a second life:
• Goodwill/ Savers/ Thrift Stores etc. (clothes, shoes, old kitchen ware, etc.)
• Volunteers of America (clothing, furniture, toys etc.)
• Salvation Army (clothes, shoes, old kitchen ware etc.)
• Vietnam Veterans of America (clothing, baby items, tools, etc)
• Dress for Success (women’s business suits and professional apparel)
• Soles4Souls (shoes, sandals, boots etc.)
• Brides Across America (old wedding dresses)
Another great thing about cleaning out your closet is that you’ll open up room for more clothes that you like better.
Cleaning your garage can be a daunting task. Consider having a garage sale with your closet items, old computer and the things you want to get rid of in your garage. You’ll want to properly remove of all old paint and hazardous paint. There are also a few places that accept unwanted garage items:
• Volunteers of America
• Salvation Army
• Public Library (books, cds, dvds etc.)
• Best Buy (electronics)
• Vietnam Veterans of America (furniture, tools, etc)
• Sports Gift (sports equipment)
Once you have cleaned out you’ll need to reorganize it so it functions to its potential. You can do this by getting bins and hooks. Once the garage floor is clean, consider getting it power cleaned.
All of these places require a strategic approach in order to clean out. The effort you put in will be rewarded by getting a fresh mental start this Spring.