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Monday, March 16, 2015

Tidy Up Your Tech with the Microsoft Lumia + a Cricket Wireless Lumia 635 GIVEAWAY!



This has been a long cold winter. I am anxiously awaiting for Spring to arrive. It has been tough to be out and about when the weather is so cold. When Spring comes, I know I will be out every day in the garden or taking in some of the beauty in my town.

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to get organized! Microsoft Lumia wants to give you a hand with your spring cleaning this season. Better than washing your windows, we’ve got a few ideas up our sleeve to help you start fresh in your tech life:

* Get the most of your tech by eliminating tech clutter and ensuring your devices are in tip top shape! From simply deleting unused apps on your Lumia smartphone to using the #TileArt app to organize it all in a fun and easy way, there are so many ways to tidy up your tech.

* Cords, cables and chargers, oh my. It happens to all of us - messy wires, tangled chargers and cluttered cords. Check out the Nokia DT-903 Wireless Charging Plate – rather than plugging in your Lumia, simply set it on top!


* Microsoft also has some tips to make you go paperless and start a new cloud-based digital lifestyle– you can use OneDrive to sync your shopping list from your computer to your phone, compile to-do lists in one place, digitalize recipes, receipts and much more.


These are great tips. This is the perfect time to get your tech in order. I have started deleting old apps that I never use from my phone. I also have started deleting the photos I have on my phone and backing them up to an external hard drive. This keeps them safe and also frees us my phone for summer pictures.

I also have a treat for you all. I have a Cricket Wireless Lumia 635 for one lucky reader. If you want a chance to win, enter below on the Rafflecopter widget below!


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Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

339 comments:

  1. Since you have mentioned it, it is time to spring clean the unused apps on my phone. It tends to get bogged down by all the running apps, and half or more are unnecessary. That Lumia phone has some great features. I like the idea of being able to charge it on a charging plate, and the OneDrive sounds real useful.

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  2. Tweet: https://twitter.com/fairlanejen/status/577457320738816000

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  3. a good careful wipe down with alcohol.

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  4. https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/577475011696529408

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  5. https://plus.google.com/u/0/117322433833774024546/posts/3P5vemPxy91

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  6. I delete some unused apps from my phone

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  7. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/577484226167091201

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  8. I try to keep up with my phone all the time and send pics I don't want to lose to my computer or post on FB so I have them

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  9. It is something I need to do. Patricia

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  10. https://twitter.com/mijames82/status/577490612385112064

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  11. ha! the only spring cleaning that I do (tech-wise) is clear old texts and photos out to make room for new ones.

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  12. I dump all my photos to the cloud to make room for more.

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  13. I tweeted - https://twitter.com/groogruxking40/status/577542932451835904

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  14. I have my son do it on the laptop by taking it apart and cleaning the inside well, and wiping the outside well. Phones, ipad, etc, all get a good exterior cleaning regularly.

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  15. tweet - https://twitter.com/rusthawk/status/577574569051086849

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  16. I usually just delete old pictures

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  17. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/577593155698184192

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  18. I like to clean out my pics and videos and store them online if needed.

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  19. Tweeted https://twitter.com/KKihega/status/577625526682140672

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  20. When I remember, I use the air duster to blow away the food crumbs from my laptop. And when I remember, I use wet wipes to make my other food habits disappear from the keyboard.

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  21. https://twitter.com/Ida_Sessions/status/577637067485802496

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  22. I blow the dust out of my computer.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  24. My boyfriend actually runs battery tests on all our main items (charge then decharge). He also runs some computer optimizers on the main computers and cleans off the memory and harddrives for the tablets and cell phones.

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  25. Get my pictures off my phone and save them to my computer;

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  26. https://twitter.com/Jeepnie/status/577659113288511488

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  27. https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/577766475865415680

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  28. Every 6 months or so I clear out apps that are not being used and delete texts. Every day I close out my apps too so they don't drain my battery.

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  29. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/577830476527890432

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  30. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/577856855923281920

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  31. I try and delete apps and junk I never use.

    ellen beck

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  32. https://twitter.com/tannawings/status/577886917573787648

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  33. I dust lightly almost weekly and when needed I'll lightly wipe down my tech.

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  34. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/577887794649006080
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  35. I constantly delete useless apps.

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  36. Tweet: https://twitter.com/fairlanejen/status/577943796517875714

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  37. I reformat my computer.

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  38. https://twitter.com/mijames82/status/577979103841816576

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  39. I gently clean the crud off of it and will download pics to main computer

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  40. tweeted
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    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  41. https://twitter.com/Jeepnie/status/578030278137917441

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  42. The sad thing is that I don't at all.

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  43. I spring clean my tech using Formula 409 and a paper towel. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. I don't really have much tech to clean. My phone is a basic phone, just talk and text. I just delete old messages.
    valncia@hotmail.com

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  45. I transfer all my photos to my laptop and delete them from my phone

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  46. I clear out old pics and apps.

    Samantha (samdaleo)
    jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

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  47. TWEET!

    https://twitter.com/samdaleo/status/578177485046706176

    Samantha (samdaleo)
    jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

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  48. I delete apps I haven't use in a while.

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  49. Daily Tweet - https://twitter.com/bayourunners/status/578197170731487233

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  50. A little alcohol swab is all I use. But I need to do it more often.

    Diana C

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  51. LOL I never thought about spring cleaning my tech, but I know I should. Especially the computers- it IS rather important to keep the dust blown out of them, for real. I LOVE that cyber clean stuff for your keyboards and home phones, anything with a keypad, remotes.

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  52. I delete old pictures and photos. I also wipe down with alcohol.

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  53. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/578220238568693760

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  54. I use an airdust can! It's the best way to clean out your PC :)

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  55. I usually erase old pictures and apps I don't use. Brittney House

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  56. I delete some unused apps from my phone.

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  57. i delete old pictures

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  58. I usually wipe down my laptop & phone and try to delete apps and programs I don't use anymore.

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  59. I am actually terrible at spring cleaning my phone. I usually do not do this until my phone is like YOU HAVE NO STORAGE ad I cannot take anymore pictures.

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  60. https://twitter.com/MelissaShirley2/status/578250715912613890

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  61. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/578253929735155713

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  62. I TRY to keep up and delete apps and move my pics to cloud but I don't do it as much as I should...usually only when I get a ..you ran out of memory message lol

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  63. I transfer all my stuff to my OneDrive.

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    https://twitter.com/jerseygirl137/status/578260515627130881

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  65. I guess I never thought about Spring Cleaning my tech but now I will have to add that to the list~

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  66. I clear/uninstall apps I don't use or barely use. I delete photos that I don't plan on using or need.

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  67. I delete all of the old apps and pictures that I no longer use or need from my phone.

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  68. update the virus software, clean out the apps I never use.

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  69. I make sure my contacts are up to date and clean up all the old messages & pictures I no longer want.

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  70. https://twitter.com/tannawings/status/577886886124867584

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  71. https://twitter.com/mijames82/status/578303896730382336

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  72. I really don't spring clean any of my tech items even though I should...I am terrible at organizing electronic items also.

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  73. I would usually wipe keyboard and monitor - shaunie

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  74. My tech is lucky to ever receive a dusting.

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  75. Delete unused apps, go through contact list and delete anyone I don't call anymore, wipe down with electronic wipes.

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  76. I wipe my iPad screen with a barely damp cloth.

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  77. I never have before. As long as my devices are up and running I'm content, but it would be nice to upgrade.

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  78. I usually just delete old pictures

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  79. tweeted https://twitter.com/KKihega/status/578368978449522688

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  80. I spring clean my tech by deleting unneeded apps, messages, photos and videos. ;)

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  81. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/578395239083347968

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  82. I use Cyber Clean goo on my keyboard.

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  83. I tweeted the giveaway - https://twitter.com/giveaway_mommy/status/578398077242863617

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  84. https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/578404358720606208

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  85. https://twitter.com/Jeepnie/status/578410727846735872

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  86. I do a lot of cleaning internally, should do external cleaning as well. Deleting apps, pictures, videos, etc.

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  87. I have glass screen protectors, so I use Windex.

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  88. https://twitter.com/tannawings/status/578091462639816704

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  89. I dont clean them i will be honest..

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  90. I take our computers outside and pull them apart and use the air compressor to blow out all the dust and gunk from the fans, heatsinks, radiators and all over inside. I regularly run CCleaner and spyware/malware scans so I don't have any problems with extra files and junk in the system.

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  92. I wipe screen and take keys off keyboard and clean it.

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  93. I delete old pictures, apps that I don't use anymore, and pictures. I also find that clearing the cache and old texts cleans out space. For the outside, a careful rubdown and blast of compressed air works well!

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  94. Hi, here's my 3/19 tweet, thanks! https://twitter.com/Redrum72967/status/578565511686012929

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    https://twitter.com/jerseygirl137/status/578578874289684481

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  96. I delete unused apps and run a cleaner on my phone.

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  97. I remove any apps or pictures I don't need so my phone can work faster and I sanitize my phone daily.

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  98. Tweet: https://mobile.twitter.com/sweettweets94_/status/578607249657978880

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  99. I use the windex for electronics

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  100. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/578622518589804544

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  101. https://twitter.com/mijames82/status/578663643686023168

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  102. I haven't spring cleaned my tech. But I should do a back up!

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  103. I really just take our cleaning solution to the screen and the back and side of our devices. I didn't know I should be doing more!

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  104. Where I live is really dusty so I use a cloth and a can of air to clean the dust out of our tech and gadgets!

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  106. https://twitter.com/Jeepnie/status/578773994226106368

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  107. https://twitter.com/tannawings/status/578408030393470976

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  108. https://twitter.com/bettycd/status/578868864659824640

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  109. https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/578888803764604928

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  110. Tweet:
    https://twitter.com/fairlanejen/status/578903290676654080

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  111. Daily Tweet - https://twitter.com/bayourunners/status/578911296902586368

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  112. Good morning, here's my 3/20 tweet: https://twitter.com/Redrum72967/status/578928513471918081

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  113. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/578934458507624450

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  114. I clean them constantly.. I have kids so they're always into everything.

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  115. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/578984666121805824

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  116. https://twitter.com/Ida_Sessions/status/579020988421169152

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  117. Seriously not too much. This certainly gives me the idea though.
    Jill

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  118. Tweeted https://twitter.com/chipdip2010/status/579025917999087616

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  119. I keep my phone pretty clean all the time. I try to wipe it down regularly and I only keep apps that I actively use to keep it from getting cluttered.

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  120. tweeted
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  121. I go through all of my contacts and delete the ones I no longer use.

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  122. https://twitter.com/Jeepnie/status/579146263439941632

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  123. I clear the cache, the unused apps, and try to free up memory by deleting unwanted videos and photos on my tech devices

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  124. Delete old apps and wipe with disinfectant

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  125. https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/579223962489507840

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  126. I clean my tech constantly, not just in the Springtime. I wipe my devices down with eyeglass cleaner wipes,

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  127. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/MdotDrizzi/status/579233068818554880

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  128. https://twitter.com/jerseygirl137/status/579262583338717184

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  129. 3/21 tweet: https://twitter.com/Redrum72967/status/579272423905853441

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  130. Think about getting new ones.

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  131. Tweet Tweet:
    https://twitter.com/fairlanejen/status/579292284799356928

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  132. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/579343992523005952

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  133. https://twitter.com/mijames82/status/579370649233334272

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  134. https://twitter.com/Ida_Sessions/status/579392444204236800

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  135. I hand the phone to my daughter and ask her to make sure everything is cleaned up. I have no idea how to do it

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    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  137. I deleted all the random apps that came pre-loaded on my new phone.

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  138. I back up pics and songs to my mac and then upload to my backup harddrive (which does a backup to another harddrive). LOL Then I clear my phone.

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  139. 3/21 Tweet https://twitter.com/JCHARRIES/status/579424186944323584

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  140. I don't really spring clean my tech.

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  141. I tweeted https://twitter.com/jjak2003/status/579484689661980672

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  142. https://twitter.com/Jeepnie/status/579496004510093313

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  143. https://twitter.com/tannawings/status/579147481482731520

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  144. https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/579585038968209408

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  145. Tweet:
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  146. Thanks, here's my 3/22 tweet: https://twitter.com/Redrum72967/status/579636681399255040

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  147. https://twitter.com/jerseygirl137/status/579649813722963968

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  148. I clean with a damp cloth several times a month.

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  149. https://twitter.com/jjak2003/status/579715090120740864

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  150. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/579718517337010176

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  151. https://twitter.com/mijames82/status/579755783916679168

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  152. Tweet: https://mobile.twitter.com/sweettweets94_/status/579755908953022464

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  153. https://twitter.com/Ida_Sessions/status/579766479639416832

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  154. tweeted
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  155. Spring clean. hahahahahhahahahahaha. I'm still trying to catch up with fall cleaning....

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  156. tweeted: https://twitter.com/tinawoo21/status/579868054483415040

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  157. https://twitter.com/tannawings/status/579499656469577729

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  158. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/MdotDrizzi/status/579895450448343040

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  159. https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/579945472728522753

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  160. Tweet:
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  161. Tweeted ~ https://twitter.com/trishwill26/status/580035189184823296

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  162. I clean out my unwanted apps and unwanted pics.
    heymissvirginia at embarqmail dot com

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  163. I haven't done spring cleaning on my tech, but I do have both lens wipes and spray, which I use on my devices regularly.

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  164. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/580090587455574017

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  165. https://twitter.com/mijames82/status/580108995475689473

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  166. https://twitter.com/mijames82/status/580108995475689473

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  167. https://twitter.com/Ida_Sessions/status/580112306757099520

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  168. tweet https://twitter.com/jjak2003/status/580114403489525760

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  169. https://twitter.com/Jeepnie/status/580173246579884032

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  170. Windex for screens, dishwasher for keyboards.

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  171. 3/23 Tweet https://twitter.com/JCHARRIES/status/580173658666229761

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  172. I get rid of all pictures of people I don't associate with anymore! lol

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  173. tweeted
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    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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    https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/580199778107031552

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  175. I use the Pledge that is made for electronics as well. I use it to clean my Blu Ray. For my laptop, I use rubbing alcohol.

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  176. https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/580308602902073344

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  177. 3/24 tweet https://twitter.com/Redrum72967/status/580374347820503040

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  178. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/580456025788170240

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  179. https://twitter.com/mijames82/status/580456970685157377

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  180. Tweet: https://mobile.twitter.com/sweettweets94_/status/580469244632150017

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  181. https://twitter.com/Jeepnie/status/580494872769114112

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  182. Tweet
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  183. https://twitter.com/tannawings/status/579856064557924352

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  185. https://twitter.com/tannawings/status/580231258426490880

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  187. https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/580699064754278401

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  188. 3/25 tweet https://twitter.com/Redrum72967/status/580724372689838080 Thanks!

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  189. https://twitter.com/mijames82/status/580731605569945601

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