10 Items You Can Declutter Right Away

Clutter is the bane of a well-curated home. Its all too easy to let unnecessary objects pile up in your home. These 10 items are so easy to say goodbye to, you wont believe you ever let them stay in your home in the first place.

Expired Toiletries

Makeup, lotions, and other toiletries can begin to harvest bacteria and simply go bad as time goes on. Toss expired or old items lurking in your bathroom drawer.

Old Spices

Spices lose their flavor and potency as time goes on. If you sniff your spice and the smell doesnt come through, its time to toss it.

Extra Flower Vases

If you have a small vase collection as a result of delivery floral arrangements, pair it down to your favorite two. (Youll likely get another the next time a special event rolls around.)

Old Charging Cables

Toss or recycle old charging cables–especially if you no longer know what they go to. You will likely dont need them if you havent used them in the last year.

Take Out Menus

You are likely using a food delivery service for take out at this point. You dont need the paper version–its all online anyway.

Promotional Tote Bags

Vendors love to give out promotional swag, but you likely have your favorite totes already. Donate the leftovers, free items arent always worth the space they take up.

VHS Tapes

Youre not actually going to take the time to pull out your dusty VCR so you can work out to that 80s aerobics tape.

Expired Medicine

Get rid of your expired medicine; ask your local law enforcement on how to do it safely.

Past Prescription Glasses

Sure, you could technically reuse the frames, but you wanted a change. Donate your old pair to someone in need.

Puzzles or Games with Missing Pieces

If you really loved the game or puzzle, plan to get a new one.

Old Paint

House paint never looks the same over time. Consider simply buying new paint when the time comes to keep everything looking fresh.

Broken Items

You swore you would repair them, but its been over a year. Chances are, you didnt need it too badly if you never got around to fixing the item. Its time to let it go.

Keeping your home calm and clutter-free can be a chore, but getting rid of these items is a no-fuss method to be on your way to a decluttered and well-curated living space.

Published with permission from RISMedia.


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