After a while, you can get so accustomed to seeing certain things in your home that you forget that they’re just clutter! Ditch these things today for a clearer home and a clearer mind before jumping into the new school year. Plus, we’ve got some tips on how to prep these items for the donation bin.
The stack of paper bags on top of your refrigerator.
The groceries are long gone! Their day is done – put them in the recycling.
Sheet sets for sizes of mattresses you don’t even own anymore.
Make sure your linen closet is keeping up with your furniture.
Any bottle in your bathroom that contains a product that didn’t work for you.
Why are you keeping that frizz-inducing shampoo or the acne-causing moisturizer?
The bowls or cups in your cupboards with tiny chips in the rim.
They’re not “still good” if you have to strategically sip so as to not cut your lips!
Shoes you bought on sale that pinch your toes.
Ouch! You haven’t worn them yet, and you won’t wear them anytime soon. Donate them!
The attachments for a vacuum you got rid of years ago.
Seriously – ditch them. They’re just sucking up space!
The glass vase that your latest flower arrangement was delivered in.
How many of those do you have around the house now? Again, donate them!
That book you couldn’t finish and that other book you loved and devoured.
Take to a used book store, or better yet pass it on to a friend and then discuss over coffee (or wine)!
Your second-string black sweater.
You just wear your favourite one anyway.
The tent camping stove you used once – three years ago.
Extend this to any aspirational sporting equipment that never sees any action.
Any of these strike a chord? What else would you add to this list? But remember – don’t feel bad about getting rid of perfectly functional items if you donate them to people would really need them! You’ll free up space from all the clutter, and someone else gets something they need. Win win! Before you haul them to your nearest donation bin or to your friends’ home, make sure they’re clean – give a scrub with the One Soap or a wipe with the All-Purpose Cleaner before loading the items up. For those old sheets, be sure to launder with Nellie’s Laundry Soda and brighten them with the Oxygen Brightener so they look as good as new! Then, sit back and relax in your clutter-free home.