Clutter can take control of your life. And, clearing your house of it doesn’t just aid in getting rid of the visual clutter, but also helps in restoring mental peace. In today’s blog, we will discuss the 9 things that we all have in excess and what we can do with them.
If you’re are like most of us, you have a large number of towels stacked in the house. A stack under the bathroom counter, some in the kitchen, and a couple of them in the linen closet. Donate the usable ones and repurpose the old, threadbare ones into cleaning cloths.
Glasses and mugs
Mugs and glasses are one of those household items that we all tend to have in abundance. Perhaps you like to collect them or simply got them as gifts. Either way, it might be time to downsize. After all, you can just use one mug at a time. Save your favorite pieces and donate the rest.
If they’re dusty and you haven’t read them in a long time, it’s time to let go of them. Donate them to a library, school, or an old-age home. Also, think of an eco-friendly approach and shift your reading to a Kindle, or your phone.
Stray and mismatched socks can build up into a useless pile over time. Bite the bullet and gather the ones you can use, and repurpose or trash all the others. Remember, old socks make excellent cleaning rags!
Do you have a kitchen cabinet filled with plastic containers? Well, it is time to deal with them! Get rid of old plastic containers that might be harboring tons of bacteria, without your knowledge.
Products for hair, skin and nails fill the drawers of our bathroom vanity (thanks to our constant urge to buy the latest products). What’s more, when they don’t deliver the guaranteed outcomes (which in all honesty… happens more often than not!) they get hurled into the cabinet and start gathering dust and consuming precious space. It might be time to weed out items you don’t use, and tell yourself to resist the urge to buy.
Take a good look at your spice cabinet, and chances are you will find many spices that you have never used and if you have not used them in the past two months, you are unlikely to use them in the future. Just check everything for expiration dates and trash the ones past theirs.
Is your wardrobe loaded with hangers? Get rid of all the extra ones and keep only as many as you require.