Don’t let clutter turn your space into a trash zone.
Staying on top of the clutter piling up around your home can be difficult. Fight back against the mess so that your stuff doesn’t start owning you.
We all have junk lying around that takes up valuable space. Even if you don’t have much time in your day to devote to organization, a little bit goes a long way. Here are five things you don’t need cluttering up your home that you can throw away today.
Sure, your friends and family mean well, but what are you supposed to do with gifts you didn’t ask for and don’t need? Thankfully, you don’t have to feel guilty about throwing out unwanted presents. Keep the well-wishes and toss the junk.
Clothes That Don’t Fit Anymore
Whether your size has gone up or down, don’t hang onto clothing from an earlier version of you. It might be tempting to keep a favorite pair of denim jeans in case you return to your old size, but nobody can predict the future. It’s better to save that space for things you can use now.
Swag Bag Gifts
Work events can seem like a celebration of offloading junk onto other people. From coffee cups and travel mugs to branded clothing you’d never wear anywhere other than the office, it can be difficult to avoid bringing home way more than you started with. Do yourself a favor and ditch anything you don’t need cluttering up your home.
DVDs And Blu-Rays
There’s little reason to own physical copies with so many movies and TV shows available for streaming. However, that might leave you wondering what to do with your collection other than throwing it in the trash. Fortunately, there are several ways to get rid of old DVDs, including recycling and donation.
While many receipts, newsletters, and bills come in digital form, it’s impossible to get rid of all paper. You can get close by scanning your most important documents and keeping them backed up digitally, minus some things like your social security card and government licenses. This trick is also helpful for old photos, concert tickets, and anything else you want to remember.