Spring is finally here so it’s time to clean your house. But cleaning doesn’t only mean washing windows, putting away winter clothes and cleaning out your wardrobes, it also means getting rid of things that you don’t use anymore.
What if you wanted to declutter your house of all those papers, photos, CDs and DVDs that take up so much space? Well, there is a way of doing this without throwing them away. It’s called digitizing. It will help you save a lot of physical space and it’s not as hard as you might think.
Digitizing your valuable items
Digitizing means that you can create digital copies of all your documents, pictures, music, movies, postcards, letters and drawings instead of having them piling up somewhere in your house and taking precious space that you could use for something else.
This is a great way of keeping those special belongings while making room for other things. All you need is a scanner, a flash drive, and a camera or a smartphone. Here is the video from Clean My Space that explains everything you need to know about digitizing your valuable items.
Clean My Space
Clean My Space is a Canadian website specialized in cleaning and decluttering tips as well as tricks for every room in your house or in your car. This is also a Toronto-based cleaning services company for home, condo, and office. To learn more about their services, click here.
Since 2011, Melissa Maker, host & co-creator, and Chad Reynolds, executive producer & co-creator, have made over 350 YouTube videos on how to keep your house clean and uncluttered.
The host, Melissa Maker, has made appearances on several TV shows and articles in magazines like Chatelaine, InStyle, The Huffington Post, Breakfast Television, CityLine and more. She has lots of experience in this matter and has built, over the years, a successful and trustworthy business.
My personal experience on digitizing
I actually began digitizing some of my personal items and I can tell you that it really did save me a lot of space. Since I own an iPhone, I don’t buy CDs anymore, I buy all my music on iTunes. I like it that all the music that I listen to is all in the same place and easier to access. An upside is that it’s a lot cheaper when you buy digital music than CDs.
I also now put all my pictures on Dropbox and keep a backup on my computer. Dropbox is a great way to store your pictures, documents and more. And everything that I put on it is immediately synced on all my devices. But there are other online storage services like iCloud, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box and many more.
Over to you
What do you think of digitizing? Did you ever digitize your items? Do you find the video interesting and do you plan on including this into your spring cleaning rituals? Please, share with us in the comment box below!