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Digital hacks to declutter your life

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- With spring cleaning on the horizon, Brit Morin, lifestyle expert and founder of Brit + Co, has tips for decluttering all of the old tech in your home.

Morin shared her digital solutions for what to do with everything from old VHS tapes to kids’ artwork with ABC News' Paula Faris, a mother of three.

What to do with home videos

First, for all of your old home videos -- VHS tapes, super-8s and more -- Legacybox is a service that lets you send them off. In return, you can choose to get an archival DVD, digital files stored online or a thumb drive.

Pricing is based on the number of tapes you send in, and they currently have a 50 percent off special for signing up.

If you can’t bear with shipping off your memories, several mass retailers such as Walgreens, Costco and Walmart offer a similar service and let you drop off the tapes in person.

How to digitize your children's artwork

If you’re like Faris, you probably have bins upon bins of your kids’ artwork. But as they grow older, all of that art can become clutter.

So why not scan the art and incorporate it into a photo book? Similar to Legacybox, Plum Print is a service tailor-made to archive any sort of art -- from flat 2D drawings or paintings to even 3D creations.

Just load up the box, and each item will be scanned and incorporated into a keepsake photo album or a digital photo book. You are charged based on how many items you put in, with rates starting around $50.

How to organize all your family photographs

Finally, if you’re looking to upgrade to the digital age and take piles of photographs with you, Morin recommends downloading the PhotoScan app made by Google.

This app digitizes physical photos with just a few taps. A few of the features are automatic edge detection, image straightening and proper rotation. Google created technology to detect and remove any glare from the photos by stitching together many photos together at once. Once you're done scanning, the photos are transferable into your Google Photos library.

Speaking of which, Morin advises that Google Photos is her favorite way to store digital photos. It works on most types of phones and computers, and syncs all the images in one library, no matter where they are imported. You can back up an unlimited amount for free, up to 16MP images and 1080P videos. All of your images are organized and searchable.

You can also make shared albums to use with friends and automatically see brand-new photos from trusted sources.

Lastly, you don't need to use any storage on your device; Google Photos stores everything in the cloud.

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