There's something about spring that is refreshing. Maybe it's the air blowing through the open windows, the smell of fresh cut grass, or the colorful flower buds popping out of garden beds. There’s also something refreshing about a clean house! As you do your spring cleaning, keep these three categories in mind:
1) Organize It
Whether you're going through the shoes in your closet (boots in the back, flip flops up front please), or sorting through old papers, now is a good time to organize it! Take those papers that you've let pile up on your kitchen counter, pull out things that you know you want to hang onto (i.e. important files from the year), and take them to the file cabinet or desk drawer and label it.
2) Toss It
Some things just need to get tossed. Those winter boots that have holes in them won’t do you any good – toss it! Old mail containing no personal information that you’ve held onto for whatever reason (expired coupons, outdated catalogs or magazines), just toss it!
3) Shred It
This one doesn’t apply to shoes, but it is very important and often overlooked for papers. While going through your papers that you don't need, separate anything that has any personal information on it (name, address, account number, etc.) and shred it! It is important to protect your identity.
Don’t own a paper shredder? We got you covered. 1st Mariner will have a Shred-It truck at the Cockeysville and Dundalk branches on Saturday, April 14th, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Just bring any unwanted documents, and we’ll do the rest.
Happy spring cleaning!