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3 Spring Organizational Tips

Spring is a great time to get organized. Maybe you’ve been inspired by Marie Kondo, the Japanese organizing consultant from the Netflix series, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” and have already thrown out half of your closet and only kept things that “spark joy.” Or maybe you fall under the category of “I know I should but I just don’t know where to start.” If you’re looking for organization ideas for your life this Spring, we have three fresh ideas to bring peace and renewal to your past, present, and future.

PAST: Saving your photos

Spring is a great time to clean out your ever-growing collection of photos that have not been printed or saved. If your photos are mostly stuck on your phone, you may want to take the time to find solutions for preserving memories stuck on your phone. Phones can easily damaged, lost, or stolen. It is a wise idea to have a solution in place so that you will not lose your priceless memories. Consider using photo sharing and storage apps such as Google Photos or Amazon Photos, that can automatically sync with your mobile phone and save your photos to a cloud-based (read: magical) system, so that even if your phone is physically gone, your photos are completely safe.

PRESENT: Cleaning your fridge

The fridge is an area that does not get a lot of attention when it comes to Spring cleaning; closets and garages often get all the spotlight. However, the fridge is an important of part of your diet and lifestyle too. If you’re looking to eat healthier, why not start by cleaning out your fridge? The goal is not only to throw away items that you shouldn’t be eating (expired or frozen fried food) but also to replace it items that you should eat more of (fresh fruits and dairy products). Add organization solutions, such as clear containers and labels, to guide you in making smart food choices. Make sure you have items from each food group clearly labeled and in-stock. It will be much easier to balance a healthy diet and lifestyle when nutritious food is organized and accessible in your fridge.

FUTURE: Creating your estate plan

Many people feel uncomfortable about planning for “worst case scenarios.” At DuRoss & DuRoss, we see estate planning as “hoping for the best and preparing for the worst.” An estate plan not only provides for the disposition of your property after you die, but does so in a way that saves time, money, and protects your family's privacy. It also allows you to express your wishes if you were to become unable to make decisions for yourself. A typical estate plan includes a will, health care directive, power of attorney, HIPAA authorization, and living trust. Whatever your situation or concerns may be, we can help craft an estate plan to meet your specific needs. Planning for your future is always a worthwhile investment and you will be glad that you did it sooner than later.

We hope these three ideas have inspired you to take actions this Spring. If you’re ready to tackle your Spring planning goals by creating a new estate plan or reviewing and amending your existing estate plan, take advantage of our limited-time Spring promotion: Sign up by the end of May, and save $200 on any estate planning services. Start the conversation today by scheduling a free phone consultation with us.

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