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25 Things It's Time To Throw Out

posted in Home & Garden
02/03/2014
  • Shoes you haven't worn in the last 18 months. "But I'm saving those for a special occasion." It's hard, but it's time to say goodbye
    Shoes you haven't worn in the last 18 months. "But I'm saving those for a special occasion." It's hard, but it's time to say goodbye
  • Clothes you haven't worn in the last 18 months. "But I'm saving those for a special occasion." Same stuff, different pile.
    Clothes you haven't worn in the last 18 months. "But I'm saving those for a special occasion." Same stuff, different pile.
  • Old paint. If you've had it around for 3 years without doing those touch ups, odds are you won't. But in the very least, do those touch ups and then unburden yourself.
    Old paint. If you've had it around for 3 years without doing those touch ups, odds are you won't. But in the very least, do those touch ups and then unburden yourself.
  • Contents of the junk drawer. You won't believe the garbage you find in there. A fun way to determine what to keep is to empty the contents into a box for a month. If you use something from the box, put it back in the junk drawer.
    Contents of the junk drawer. You won't believe the garbage you find in there. A fun way to determine what to keep is to empty the contents into a box for a month. If you use something from the box, put it back in the junk drawer.
  • Old receipts and bills. Of course there are some important things to not discard, but do you really need the hydro bill from 2 years ago?
    Old receipts and bills. Of course there are some important things to not discard, but do you really need the hydro bill from 2 years ago?
  • Old books. There are probably some books laying around that you've meant to read for years now. They are heavy, a burden to move and not doing what they were meant to do; be read. Donate them to a library perhaps.
    Old books. There are probably some books laying around that you've meant to read for years now. They are heavy, a burden to move and not doing what they were meant to do; be read. Donate them to a library perhaps.
  • Expired medicine. What's the use? It's less potent, and sometimes dangerous to keep around.
    Expired medicine. What's the use? It's less potent, and sometimes dangerous to keep around.
  • Mugs. Let's be real; they've become unappealing to look at, drink from and they take up space in the cabinet. Also; do you really need 12 mugs?
    Mugs. Let's be real; they've become unappealing to look at, drink from and they take up space in the cabinet. Also; do you really need 12 mugs?
  • Old Tupperware. There's so many different containers and lids, some missing, some not needed. Save yourself the agony of reaching for a container to pack your sandwich, and spending 10 minutes finding a matching lid and container.
    Old Tupperware. There's so many different containers and lids, some missing, some not needed. Save yourself the agony of reaching for a container to pack your sandwich, and spending 10 minutes finding a matching lid and container.
  • Old linens. You know the ones; drabby, stained, ripped etc. The list goes on and on. Don't keep them around because of the age old question "what if?"
    Old linens. You know the ones; drabby, stained, ripped etc. The list goes on and on. Don't keep them around because of the age old question "what if?"
  • Old power cords. Has it gotten to the point where you don't want to sort through them, so you don't hook up that game system? Seriously, take a couple hours, find out what goes where and discard the rest. Rid yourself of that inconvenience.
    Old power cords. Has it gotten to the point where you don't want to sort through them, so you don't hook up that game system? Seriously, take a couple hours, find out what goes where and discard the rest. Rid yourself of that inconvenience.
  • Old magazines. It's nice to keep a few around, but they add up. Old piles of dusty magazines waiting to be looked at. Will you ever look at them again? It was fun while it lasted, but it's over now.
    Old magazines. It's nice to keep a few around, but they add up. Old piles of dusty magazines waiting to be looked at. Will you ever look at them again? It was fun while it lasted, but it's over now.
  • Old spices. It feels safe to keep around, but spices go bad. They'll only ruin the food after a certain point. Guidelines: seasonings: 1-2 years. Herbs: 1-3 years. Ground spices: 2-3 years. Whole spices (cinnamon): 3-4. Extracts: 4 years. ( except for vanilla. That one lasts indefinetly).
    Old spices. It feels safe to keep around, but spices go bad. They'll only ruin the food after a certain point. Guidelines: seasonings: 1-2 years. Herbs: 1-3 years. Ground spices: 2-3 years. Whole spices (cinnamon): 3-4. Extracts: 4 years. ( except for vanilla. That one lasts indefinetly).
  • Old greeting cards. It sounds heartless, but there are some you just don't need to keep around. If it's sentimental to the extent of having something important written in it, by all means keep it. But if it just says " happy birthday" with a bow on the front, it doesn't count.
    Old greeting cards. It sounds heartless, but there are some you just don't need to keep around. If it's sentimental to the extent of having something important written in it, by all means keep it. But if it just says " happy birthday" with a bow on the front, it doesn't count.
  • Old audio formats. For example, it's useless to keep around old VHS tapes with no VCR. And what about those old CDs collecting dust. If you don't own/ use your CD player it's time to be out with the old, in with the new.
    Old audio formats. For example, it's useless to keep around old VHS tapes with no VCR. And what about those old CDs collecting dust. If you don't own/ use your CD player it's time to be out with the old, in with the new.
  • Old makeup. Some things just can't be used anymore. Some shouldn't be kept. Makeup does have a shelf life. I'll make another tutorial for the guidelines; I didn't have room here. Sorry!
    Old makeup. Some things just can't be used anymore. Some shouldn't be kept. Makeup does have a shelf life. I'll make another tutorial for the guidelines; I didn't have room here. Sorry!
  • Old undergarments. These add up. You may be saving that under sized underwear as inspiration, but how has that been working for you?
    Old undergarments. These add up. You may be saving that under sized underwear as inspiration, but how has that been working for you?
  • Old technology. There are charity's that could really use this, well, junk. Old VHS/DVD players, game systems, cameras etc. Do you really need them?
    Old technology. There are charity's that could really use this, well, junk. Old VHS/DVD players, game systems, cameras etc. Do you really need them?
  • Coat hangers. Bent, broken, dull coat hangers. If you have more coat hangers than clothes to hang them with, clear some out. Not all, but some.
    Coat hangers. Bent, broken, dull coat hangers. If you have more coat hangers than clothes to hang them with, clear some out. Not all, but some.
  • Old toys. Every parent loves to spoil their kid. Every parent ends up reprimanding their children for toys being everywhere. " but mom/ dad-- my toys don't all fit in my toy box." Then you know it's time to clear some out. Not the favourites; just the ones covered in dust.
    Old toys. Every parent loves to spoil their kid. Every parent ends up reprimanding their children for toys being everywhere. " but mom/ dad-- my toys don't all fit in my toy box." Then you know it's time to clear some out. Not the favourites; just the ones covered in dust.
  • Old scrap projects. You tried to make a chair but it didn't turn out. You kept it because you worked so hard on it, or can try again later. Sound familiar? If not, how about that scrap dresser you've kept around "just in case"? Save yourself so much room and ditch the junk.
    Old scrap projects. You tried to make a chair but it didn't turn out. You kept it because you worked so hard on it, or can try again later. Sound familiar? If not, how about that scrap dresser you've kept around "just in case"? Save yourself so much room and ditch the junk.
  • Old baby products. You were so excited over that new bundle of joy that you may have splurged a little. Ok, a lot. You might have another baby? What about your expecting cousin? Don't keep the "what if" securities.
    Old baby products. You were so excited over that new bundle of joy that you may have splurged a little. Ok, a lot. You might have another baby? What about your expecting cousin? Don't keep the "what if" securities.
  • Perfumes/ colognes. You know that perfume you got 3 years ago for your birthday that you kept from politeness. You've done your duty, now be free of it. If ever asked about the gift from years ago, then you can say you used it all up.
    Perfumes/ colognes. You know that perfume you got 3 years ago for your birthday that you kept from politeness. You've done your duty, now be free of it. If ever asked about the gift from years ago, then you can say you used it all up.
  • Old jewelry. Sure they're pretty. And you might find a shirt that looks good with it. But it's been years; and you don't even like them anymore. If they're in good shape they make good gifts. If not, why do you still have it?
    Old jewelry. Sure they're pretty. And you might find a shirt that looks good with it. But it's been years; and you don't even like them anymore. If they're in good shape they make good gifts. If not, why do you still have it?
  • Old rugs. These things get dirty, smelly and ugly. You will never use it again, so get rid of the eyesore!
    Old rugs. These things get dirty, smelly and ugly. You will never use it again, so get rid of the eyesore!
  • Old canned food. Sure, you can sometimes eat expired food..wait, what? I know it sucks because it feels like wasting but really, you don't want that tomato soup from 2007.
    Old canned food. Sure, you can sometimes eat expired food..wait, what? I know it sucks because it feels like wasting but really, you don't want that tomato soup from 2007.
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