This post is all about Time To Declutter: Stop Holding Onto These Items! If we are honest, we all have things in our homes that we don’t really need. We end up holding onto things on the off chance that they will need them at some point. However, you don’t use these things, and the items keep mounting and mounting. Below, are things you should stop holding onto and start to declutter your home for the new season ahead!
Time to Declutter: Stop Holding onto These Items:
- Old mobile phones – Do you have old mobile phones simply lying at the bottom of a cupboard? There are many companies that will take in your phone for some cash. Even if your phone is damaged, you should be able to get a bit of money in return. While it won’t be as much as you would get if your phone was pristine, every little help, right?
- Unused perfume – If you don’t like the perfume that is sitting on your dresser that your Auntie Sue gave to you for Christmas, then don’t keep it! Give it to someone that actually likes it instead.
- Clothes you never wear – This can be a difficult one for a lot of people. However, if you have heaps of clothes that are simply taking up space in your wardrobe, get rid of them! Once you have done this, you should follow the one in, one out rule to ensure you keep on top of things. There are clothes banks in most locations whereby you can drop off clothes. Needless to say, make sure they are in a wearable condition if you are going to be giving them to someone else.
- Books – Are you really going to read that book again? If not, sell or donate! There are lots of great secondhand bookstores that people use when they want to buy a new book, so you could offload your books to one of those. Or, why not give them to a local charity?
- CDs & DVDs – Are you guilty of having a lot of CDs and DVDs that you are not going to use anymore? Get rid of all of the unwanted ones. You may think that people don’t use CDs and DVDs anymore but there are plenty of people who still do!
- Old magazines – You probably won’t read those out-of-date magazines again, will you? So, recycle them. If you are holding onto a magazine because of a recipe contained inside, rip the recipe out and place it inside a file. It’s better to have one recipe file than loads of old magazines.
- Your deep fryer – Do you really need the deep fryer in your kitchen? Unless you are planning on hosting dinner parties every week, it’s unlikely that your deep fryer makes up part of your regular diet. Plus, cleaning it is a nightmare!
- Mini-hotel toiletries – A lot of people love taking hotel toiletries home with them. After all, it’s nice to feel like you have got something for free, right? However, if these toiletries are simply gathering dust, it may be better to give them away. Why would you want cheap miniatures from a hotel when you could have luxury hand soap instead anyway?
- Forgotten sporting equipment – If you are holding onto golf clubs that you never use simply because you may have a game of golf at some point, get rid of them. The same applies to any other sort of sporting equipment that you may be holding onto just in case you decide to have the odd game in the future.
How To Get Rid of These Items
There are many different ways you can get rid of the items you don’t need. You could hold a car boot sale or an estate sale. Estate sale companies are more suitable if you need to sell items quickly because you are moving or downsizing. Car boot sales are better if you only have a small selection of things to get rid of.
Other options include donating items, selling them online, or generating interest on social media. If you are going to throw them away, do make sure that you recycle them whenever possible.
Get rid of the items you don’t need, and you will find that you have much more room in your home. You will feel more comfortable, and your mind will feel a lot clearer too!
You will be surprised by how much of a difference this can make in your life in so many ways. It can almost be therapeutic to get rid of things that are simply taking up space and not providing any sort of value to your life.