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Spring Fling Day 6 - Sock & Underwear

Spring Fling Day 6 - Sock & Underwear

Welcome to the Spring Fling. Join us every day in April to start flinging the clutter from your life!

 

Today we fling those little pieces of clothing that are necessary but can be annoying - socks and underwear.  So head to your sock drawer and get flinging. Abandon all hope and get rid of all those single socks without mates, as well as the hole-y ones, the stretched out ones and the ones that are so dirty they will never get clean again.

 

Spring Fling Day 5: Car Trunk

Spring Fling Day 5: Car Trunk

Welcome to the Spring Fling. Join us every day in April to start 

flinging the clutter from your life!

 

Spring Fling Day 4: Instruction Manuals

Spring Fling Day 4: Instruction Manuals

Welcome to the Spring Fling. Join us every day in April to start flinging the clutter from your life!

 

Spring Fling Day 3: Kitchen Towels & Pot Holders

Spring Fling Day 3: Kitchen Towels & Pot Holders

Welcome to the Spring Fling. Join us every day in April to start flinging the clutter from your life!

 

It’s time to visit the kitchen and look through the dish towels and pot holders. Toss the grimy, dirty, disgusting and tatty ones. Keep the ones in better condition or treat yourself to a few new ones. And only keep the amount that will fit into your drawer.

 

Now go flinging!  Please come back and tell me how many kitchen towels and potholders you were able to fling today.

Spring Fling Day 2 - Nail Polish & Perfume

Spring Fling Day 2 - Nail Polish & Perfume

Welcome to the Spring Fling. Join us every day in April to start flinging the clutter from your life!

 

It's time to fling your old nail polish. Gather all your nail polish into one place and throw away any polish that is separated, dried, or you've never really liked the color. Get out and make room for new spring colors.

 

Today also take a minute to fling your old perfume. You know that the scent that makes you sneeze, the bottle that your mother-in-law gave you, the one with just a drop left. If you are keeping perfume bottles just because you think they're pretty, consider if their aesthetic value is worth that the clutter they create and the dusting you have to do.

 

Now go flinging!  Please come back and tell me how many nail polishes and perfume bottles you were able to fling today.

 

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Spring Fling Day 1 - Coats & Jackets

Spring Fling Day 1 - Coats & Jackets

Welcome to the Spring Fling. Join us every day in April to start flinging the clutter from your life!

 

Let’s start flinging with your coats and jackets. Go through your closets and fling the coats that have been outgrown, are getting ratty or you just plain don’t wear anymore. And let’s face it, as cold has it has been this winter, if you have jackets you haven’t worn, you probably aren’t going to. If you have speciality coats like ski jackets that you wear infrequently, don’t let them take up vital real estate in your hall closet. Move them to an extra room or box them up and put them in the attic.

 

Now go flinging!  Please come back and tell me how many coats and jackets you were able to fling today.

 

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Organize Your Digital Photos: What's In A Name?

Organize Your Digital Photos: What's In A Name?

If you look at the names of your digital photos that you’ve downloaded onto your computer, do they have names like IMG_009854.jpg or DCS_102313.jpg? With digitally assigned names like that, it’s no wonder it’s hard to find your wedding photos!

 

It is extremely helpful to give your digital photos descriptive names so you can use your computer’s search function to find them again. Don’t despair! I’m not telling you need need to individually rename each photo. No matter which type of computer you have there is a way to batch rename your picture files. Currently I use a Mac so I use a handy little program called NameChanger. When I used a PC, I simply highlighted the photos whose names I wanted to changed, right-clicked, selected Rename and entered the desired file name.

 

Now what to name them… I recommend that you come up with a photo naming “rule.”  Here is mine - Date (Month-Year) Location Event. So the name of the picture below would be “6-2011 Perry Fathers Day”. However I have multiple pictures of this day so after the Event label, each picture is given a number. In this case “6-2011 Perry Fathers Day 02”. If you are batch renaming your photos, your software can easily do this for you.

 

If you want to go one step further, adjust the picture file name to name the people in the pictures. I find this very helpful for using my computer’s search function to find images of specific people. So again using the example above the full name of this picture is “6-2011 Perry Fathers Day 02 Lauren Troy Alex”. My personal rule is to only use first names and to only name family members and close friends.

 

You can make this process as simple or as complex as you want, but I guarantee you that in 20 years you will never figure out where IMG_45623 is but if you take a little time and rename your photos you will have a much easier time of it.

 

So how do you name your photos?