1. Clothing and Shoes You Haven't Worn in the Last 18 Months
There are a few items of very nice clothing that don't fit me, however, I'm going to open an Etsy store or Ebay store and sell them. Perhaps six items total. Due to weight loss, I've been forced to clear out most items that I can't wear. Just took a large bag yesterday.
2. Old Paint
Being a home owner, paint cans from various projects are a constant reality. I did clear out a lot of old paint cans last year. Will try to do more in the spring.
3. Contents of the Junk Drawer
Must give that drawer another look. I'm always afraid I will NEED that widget.
4. Dated Receipts, Paychecks, and Bills
I have 6 bankers boxes of various papers that are due to be sorted. Can't do it till folks downstairs move out.
5. Unread Books
NOT HAPPENING- That's my to be read pile. However, there are a few boxes of old romances that need to be re-housed.
6. Expired Medicines and Vitamins
Did this a few weeks ago.
7. Cups and Mugs
I don't keep any chipped mugs or dishes.
8. Plastic Containers
I'm pretty ruthless with these, have started to move to glass containers. Once the lid or bottom has vanished, it's out.
Did this a few months ago. Wonderful to be able to just grab what I need, rather than burrow through sheets etc, that I don't use.
10. Power Cords
Must give that box of wires another go over.
Don't let them find a resting place in the house, as I tend to keep them. Now, I read them, pull pages that interest me and recycle.
I keep my herbs/spices this way. Only have a few bags of excess on a shelf. Use the bulk store to re-stock my little bottles.
13. Old Greeting Cards
Kept one neat Xmas card this year. The rest have been tossed. For years I kept them, never did anything with them.
14. DVDs, VHS and Audio Tapes, CDs and Video Games
I just keep ones I will watch again. Video games etc left by sister and nephew have been donated to others. (after 3 years, I figured that they weren't going to use them)
Did this a few weeks ago. Again, wonderful to just reach for what I want without pawing through unused or old stuff.
16. Old Underwear, Socks, and Bras
Done did- just sorted socks again on Sunday.
17. Dated Technology, Including Old Cell Phones
There are a few in a box must get rid of them.
18. Coat Hangers
Done. I only keep good wood or padded hangers.
There are a few good toys for potential renters of downstairs, I may re-think this and donate them.
20. Those "Fix It Up" Projects
21. Cribs, Car Seats, and Other Baby/Toddler Products
Not a problem here.
22. Perfumes and Colognes
I have two or three bottles, they still smell nice, but as I rarely wear it- can't with work- it's a bit of a problem knowing what to do. Should I try to find a new scent?
I need to do this- I have some pendants with broken chains, orphaned earrings, tangled beyond repair chains.
There is one downstairs- dear brother need to take it.
Sorted a pile a few months ago. Time to go through the freezer.