When you walk in the door to your home or office, do you feel as if you’re walking in a minefield, and that you have to tiptoe around boxes, or just plain junk? It might be time for you to remove the clutter, and enjoy a tidy home, so here are some useful ways to get started on your clutter-free lifestyle.
Bring home three big boxes from your grocery store. Label each box using a permanent marker: One “Keep”, one “Sell”, and one “Donate”. Also get a large, lined garbage can into which you can throw things that you don’t want to keep, ready to sell, toss or donate.
Here’s a list of items to declutter:
If you’ve got boxes of old electronics stored somewhere in your home, you may want to take them out now. Why? Because some older computers, cell phones, gaming consoles, and handheld devices have been fetching quite a lot of money on eBay or through other companies and through other auctions as of late. That said, make sure to backup any important data on your old tech devices, and wipe them clean of personal info before passing them along.
2. Kitchen Items
This is a big job but it is important. Go through spices, powders, condiments, jars and cans in your pantry and refrigerator and check the expiration dates. Chuck the old outdated items and save your health. Also look through your kitchen appliances. Do you still need everything or is it in good working shape?
Make-up, perfumes, facial products, etc. go bad over time. Look in every cabinet, closet and drawer. It will feel great.
4. Wire Hangers
Your clothes do not like wire hangers. Get rid of them. Get some inexpensive plastic or metal hangers that are all the same for the consistency.
5. Worn-Out Linens, Tablecloths and Towels
Are they falling apart or worn? Ones that are just worn out can be donated to a local animal shelter.
Look through your home and only the best-looking objects and knick-knacks, like vases, lamps, and chairs that fit the style and look of the room should be left on display. Sell, toss or donate the extra items.
Go through your vast collection of books. If you’ve already read it, your local library will be happy to have the books you no longer want. Share the knowledge with the world.
8. Old Pillows
Your skin and back will thank you if you toss your old pillows.
9. Paper Products
This can be a huge sanity issue. Paper can bring in termites, or unwanted bugs. Throw out what you are not using or you might be able to sell vintage magazines online or donate them to a local library.
10. Old or Worn Clothing
Look through your closets and drawers. A good rule of thumb is if you haven’t worn a piece of clothing or shoes in two years, sell, donate or trash it. If you donate it, you’ll make money for new clothes that you LOVE.
11. Garage Items
Don’t forget about decluttering your garage too. That is the part of the house that can be a collection bin. Spend some quality time thinning out the years of items that aren’t allowed in your home and placed here.
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