If you’ve ever tried to rid yourself of an old television or computer, you already know a thing or two about e-waste. For starters, you know that it’s not just some trendy name made up for electronic stuff you no longer need and that it’s also not something you can just toss and render it gone. Not legally, at least.
Can one have it all and do it all? Will you accomplish joy in your existence with the majority of the requests pulling at you in diverse headings? At the end of the day, would you be able to truly adjust work, home and social duties?
Accomplishing an ideal work-life parity has turn into a key objective for working experts around the world. Experts consider work-life balance a crucial element which influences their inspiration levels at work significantly.
Are you able to maintain a solid harmony between your office and family life?
The following are a few tips:
Fix It or Sell It?
A slow computer is a very common problem. To date, there are many common solutions such as defragmenting your drive to unused uninstalling programs to help increase the speed of a computer. However, there are a few uncommon ways you can get your computer moving from a tortoise’s pace. Beyond the usual steps like defragmenting your disk, deleting unnecessary applications, emptying the trash, and checking for software updates, here are a few more in-depth approaches.
With spring just around the corner, it’s a perfect time to head to your app store, download the Gone! app and make a little money while you clean. See, it’s a pretty safe bet that most of us have several hundred dollars– maybe even a few thousand dollars– worth of abandoned stuff wasting away in our garages, attics and sheds on any given day. It may not feel like it now, but warmer weather is just around the corner, which means it’s time to open those cluttered spaces and get rid of all of those long-forgotten items once and for all. Thankfully, the Gone! app is being made available throughout the country so we don’t even have to think twice about what to do with those unused items. Simply take a photo, upload it through the app and let Gone! take all of the stuff you’re not using off of your hands and leave a little well-deserved money in your pocket, instead.
With our eyes set always into the future, to grow and expand our business, we can’t neglect or avoid thinking about what will happen with our Earth. That’s why at Gone! we firmly believe in a sustainable model, where we not only recycle and reuse our own things, as a team, but we help our users do the same with their own.
Whenever you buy something, whatever it is, you are adding it to your pile of stuff at home. And when you finally decide to get rid of the old computer you replaced, or those jeans that don’t fit anymore, or that camera that was too much for your amateur hands to handle, it all most probably will end up in a landfill, together with huge amounts of trash.
With our app, we can help you in more ways than you think:
Every once in a while, everyone looks through their closets, drawers and storage spaces. What we find can be relaxing or unnerving. When we take a minute, we realize we have a whole lot of things we haven’t used in ages, if ever. It’s easy to buy on sites like Amazon, things come to our house in just a click.
So we keep piling up, things keep flowing in, but there’s no easy way to send them out. Before Gone!, getting rid of stuff meant phone calls, emails, username registrations. Ask George Carlin about it, he sure seems to have caught the whole issue on stuff.
As a kid, garage sales were fun. You’d make a small pile of things to sell – a cat stuffed animal, a journal you didn’t use, a handmade beaded necklace. You’d set your items out with the rest of the family’s stuff and feel like an adult doin’ business. Someone would buy the journal for $.50 and the stuffed animal for $.75. (No one took the handmade necklace). $.1.25 in cash? Sweet!
But now, as an adult? Not so sweet. Garage sales are a LOT of work. Here are some of the reasons we are not having a garage sale this summer – or probably ever again.
Between wedding season and moving season, a lot of couples are taking the leap and moving in together. It’s an exciting time — getting to come home to each other every day, making dinner together, decorating together. But there’s an inevitable part of moving in together — you now have double the amount of stuff.
We’ve all been there – we see all the stuff we don’t use anymore, step over them, shove them into closets or junk drawers so we can’t see them and feel the guilt that comes with knowing we’re just sitting on all that potential value.
Now that Gone! is close to launching in two lucky cities (you’ll have to stay tuned to hear which ones!), people will finally have an easier way to turn that stuff into actual money – or at the very least, make room for new stuff – but that’s not to say they won’t go through the same emotional stages of getting rid of that old stuff.
Here’s what we found those stages to be – is this how it feels when you get rid of something?