Are your cupboards and drawers filled with outdated clutter? CDs, paper, photo albums, DVDs and books take up a lot of space. Here are 10 ways you can take the plunge into a digital, clutter-free life.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
So you've stepped off the upgrade treadmill, but you're still a little jealous of all those people who splashed out for the new iPhone 5, or your Galaxy S II doesn't feel as shiny when the Galaxy S III is making big waves. This weekend, take some time to clean up your old phone and make it feel like new.
Clutter isn't just a problem in your house. Wander through any supermarket car park and you'll see back seats filled with junk. As part of your spring cleaning frenzy, take time to sort out your car as well.
If you do spring cleaning properly, you'll end up with a stack of objects that are perfectly functional but have no place in your life anymore. Whether you want to sell them or give them away, we've rounded up your options.
Dear Lifehacker, I'm trying to get the chaos that is my paperwork under order, and using your Spring Cleaning Week special to springboard me. In particular, I'd like to digitise all of the varying important-but-life-clogging paperwork detritus around me. Is there any way I can make it less boring?
This is exactly what always happens with spring cleaning. You start out with the best intentions and a burst of activity, then you get distracted by seemingly more pressing tasks and before you know it the whole process goes off the rails. When that happens, you have to own up to your mistakes, plan better and press on. And that's why our Spring Cleaning Week 2012 series has stretched from a week to a fortnight.
Dear Lifehacker, Council clear-out days come around with regularity and in apartment-land where I live folk are chucking out old tech all the time: printers, monitors, old PC tower units, HDDs, even working laptops. What are the legalities here? What can you pick up? What must you avoid? What responsibilities would you have if you find folk have not erased data and apps? Thanks, Scavenger
The challenge with spring cleaning is often throwing stuff out. Get started with this no-brainer list of items that have no place in your life.