I recently moved into a new apartment, and I was extremely selective about what I brought with me. I only kept essentials, like furniture, my laptop/electronics, toiletries, kitchen ware, and clothes that I’ve worn in the past year. I also kept things I love, like favorite books, movies, cosmetics, a few sentimental items, and craft supplies. And that’s honestly about it. My new place is clutter free and super easy to clean, and I’m much happier because of it. It’s less stress in my life, and it was really empowering to get rid of 70% of the junk I owned. And I don’t miss any of it! If you are doing some extreme decluttering, or just some basic Spring cleaning, read this post by Sunlit Spaces for things you should immediately throw in the trash:
-Old shoes- if they are ratty or smelly, toss them. Same with ANY clothing item with holes.
-Unworn clothing- if you haven’t worn it for a year, give it away.
-Unidentifiable fridge food- go through your fridge at least once a month and toss expired items.
-Wedding invitations and greeting cards- unless they have a serious sentimental value
-Books and movies- pare down your collection to only your favorites
-Expired coupons- go through the drawer where they inevitably accumulate and toss ’em.
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