Last updated on October 19th, 2021
Most of the clutter we end up holding onto at home doesn’t come with an expiration date and anything we bring home, we tend to want to use it and are reluctant to throw it away, whether or not there’s any need for it. And before we know it, we end up with tons of unnecessary things threatening to take over the house!
Here is a list of 21 items that you can get rid of right away. Think of all the extra space you’ll be freeing up. Not to mention the peace of mind it’ll bring with it!
1. Random Cords
If you’ve been hanging onto random chords and don’t even know what they plug into, it’s time to toss them in the bin.
2. Excess Hair Ties
You don’t need countless of these. Especially not after they’ve been hiding under the couch with the dust bunnies.
If you’re happy with what you’ve bought, no point saving the paper trail and adding to the paper clutter at home.
4. Old Ketchup Packets
You will always get enough of these when you order the next pizza. You don’t want them leaking into a kitchen drawer or getting used past their expiry dates. Just toss them!
5. Mismatched Socks
Toss them or turn them into rags for dusting.
6. Former Best Sellers
Swap these with your friends or give them away to a local school or library.
7. Old Remote Controls
Just find the nearest garbage bin.
8. Expired Medications
Follow this simple rule. If it’s expired, it needs to get trashed.
9. Expired Spices
After their expiration dates spices just turn into flavorless powders and add no value to your food. They need to go straight to the trash can.
10. Product Manuals
This one’s just an old habit. And just adds to clutter. Trash them. The internet has all the answers you would ever need.
11. Old Bedsheets
You don’t use them any longer but can’t part with them. Time for them to head to the nearest animal shelter or old age home.
12. Eyeglasses With The Wrong Prescription
These need to be donated immediately. No two things about it.
13. CD Collections
Which year is it again? Upload the ones you like onto your computer and get rid of all of them.
14. Old Towels
You can cut them up and use them as rags or donate them to an animal shelter.
15. Lidless Containers
Lidless containers belong in container heaven, if there is one. Or with the scrap dealer.
16. Dead Batteries
Admit it. It’s happened to all of us. We hunt for new batteries for the remote and none of them from the junk drawer work! Trash them.
17. Old Nail Paints
Get rid of the dried-up ones. And duplicates next. You will never be able to wear all of them anyway.
18. Junk Jewelry
No. Not your valuable gems and jewelry made of precious metals. We are talking about the cheap ones you got from the flea market, and don’t remember ever wearing. Donate them.
19. Pens With No Ink
You will really have to make time for this, unless you can do it while watching TV. Test each pen in your house and if it doesn’t work, trash it.
20. Leftover Paint
Even though we feel that we will need them for touch-ups later, after a long time they are no longer going to match the original color that they were when you painted your walls with them. No point hanging on to these for sure.
21. Hotel Toiletries
We all have them. Tiny bottles of toiletries cluttering the entire drawer space sometimes, many of them past their prime. Time to harden your heart and let them go!