Spring is officially here – it’s time to clean the closets. Wardrobes
and closets are always messy with useless things and with the passage of
time they get ever messier because of us not paying any attention to them.
So as we welcome spring, let’s us sort all the mess out of our closets.
Here are a few tips to spring cleaning your closet:
1. Do It All At Once
The only reason we don’t get our closets cleaned in time is because
procrastination gets the best of us. We try to clean our closets little by
little, which is highly ineffective. Schedule a good time to do it all at
once and tidy it all in one huge haul.
2. Pull Everything Out
Pull everything out of the closet when you begin to tidy it up. Put
everything onto the floor, don’t keep anything in the closet. Once you are
done with this, cull all the useless clothes you don’t wear because you
need to make some space. Keep the ones you like to wear and throw the ones
you don’t need.
3. Divide Items into Categories
Ever heard of the proverb, “Divide and Conquer”? If yes, then this is
what you need to do with your clothes. Divide them into categories and
subcategories because this is the most efficient way of organizing your
clothes. Shirts, pants, dresses, scarves, sweaters, footwear, etc. Do this
so you can see how much of each category you have.
4. Decide Which Clothes You Want To Keep
In each category you’ve identified, decide which items you want to hold
onto and don’t forget to keep the season in mind. For spring, introduce
light colors in your wardrobe to give it a bright touch, and store the
winter clothes in a box or a suitcase (or better yet, Livible).
Once you have decided which clothes you want to keep for the season, fold
them up so they can be accessed easily.
Life is better with bikes, which is why offering affordable and secure bike storage has been part of our company since the start. Now that it’s warmer, and the streets are cleaner, we’re here to deliver your bikes back to your doorstep and get you moving on two wheels once again! Don’t move too fast though, you’ve got to first treat your ride with a little well deserved T.L.C. Here are some awesome ways to get your bike back in shape and ready for summer.
Bikes collect a ton of dust, dirt and debris over the winter months, whether stored indoors or outdoors, and it’s important to give your baby a good spring cleaning before you take it on a ride. While many methods, brands and systems exist for bike cleaning, almost all will agree that the first course of action is a good hosing. A simple spray from a garden hose or carwash (just a few bucks will do), should eliminate the bulk of your scrubbing and get you ready for tough to reach spots.
Next, find a towel, a toothbrush and a bike cleaner like Fenwicks or Simple Green and get scrubbing! Brake pads, chain, seat, frame, pedals and any other spot you can get into will make your ride safer and keep it on the road for years to come.
For the ultimate treatment, throw a coat of car wax on your frame to add lustre to your paint job and keep the sticky stuff (think bugs, road tar and tree droppings) from building up.
Now that your bike is in tip-top shape, invest in some indoor storage! Based out of Kingston, NY, this new product acts as a bike shelf that protects your apartment or office floor and keeps your paint job from wearing and your cables from kinking. As a bonus, the shelf acts as a cute spot to keep your helmet!
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