Got junk in your trunk?
Do you have a closet where you could literally go shopping for any variety of sizes at any given time…because YES I AM going to be that size again (how dare you think otherwise)…and then I would have to purchase all new clothes…so look at all the money I’m saving?! I understand and yes, this makes perfect sense to me too…just ask my husband. Now, given that we married people usually have to share a closet with our spouse (really is it too much to ask for our own closet and bathroom for that matter?) you have probably fallen victim to…TECHNOLOGY CLUTTER (aka junk) that you or your husband just can’t part with (actually it’s just him but I didn’t want to name names)…because, hey, we might need that some day and it was so expensive in the first place…besides if I lose my cell phone I can just whip out my giant sized one from back in the day and use it. Now we both know that if we miraculously woke up 50 lbs lighter we would NOT make a run for the closet and break out those old clothes (duh…clearly a shopping spree is in order) and if our cell phone broke we would NOT be so inclined to use our old one…because hey, technology has gotten so much more advanced and you’ve gotten kinda used to it. So, how about you reclaim your valuable closet real-estate AND do something “green” too (if Al Gore can do it so can you)? So once you have removed all that junk from your closet and transferred it to your trunk (and drive around with it for a month) what is a person to do to get rid of it?
Our advice? Don’t throw it away! There are all sorts of reasons not to. Clearly they are not biodegradable and certain parts are toxic and can harm the environment, children and the water you drink. Donation is a great solution (you can be “green” and help the less fortunate) and of course there is recycling. But don’t give your private information away! Have a trusted professional wipe the hard drive of that old computer clean (to get it done right) before you donate it or take it to a recycler for that matter. If you have super duper private information that you don’t want ANYONE to see (gee…now I want to see it). Wipe the hard drive AND beat it with a baseball bat (or some other household item…but not the family member your most mad at currently) into a million pieces (no, you don’t have to count them) because technology has advanced enough for some really eager person (aka thief) to recover even wiped, deleted and/or written over data. As for those “recyclers” take a few moments to research a responsible one in your area to make sure your good deed doesn’t end up doing something other than what you intended.
Random DID YOU KNOW? That there is a difference between http:// and https://? The “s” means that the website has a secure connection.
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