Showing posts with label Decluttering. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Decluttering. Show all posts

Thursday, January 19, 2023

23 Things to Ditch in "23"

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It’s 2023 and time to get organized. Below is a list of 23 things to ditch now and get started on your clutter-free journey. Get rid of the excess, unused, not needed, and broken items in your home.

Ditch = donate, recycle or upcycle and trash it if it’s not usable

  1. Pens, Pencils, Crayons

  2. Newspapers, Books, Magazines

  3. Clothing & Shoes that don’t fit, you don’t love and you can’t remember when they were worn last

  4. Craft Stuff

  5. Drinking Glasses, Cups & Plates that are chipped or mismatched pieces

  6. Socks with holes, mismatched or don’t fit

  7. Outdated food that you’ll never eat

  8. Old Makeup

  9. Toys & Stuffed Animals

  10. Old Ink Cartridges - Recycle

  11. Cleaning products that are old or full of chemicals - Switch to natural

  12. Old Paint - Many towns host a hazardous waste disposal day

  13. Keys that you don’t know what they go to

  14. Batteries

  15. Old chargers and wires

  16. Games and Puzzles

  17. Small Appliances

  18. School Artwork - Keep a few of your favorites

  19. Broken items laying around that you’ll never fix - this can be just about anything

  20. The Junk Drawer

  21. Linen- Most humane societies will take towels, sheets & blankets

  22. Extra Pieces of Furniture that are just taking up space

  23. Things you haven’t used in a year but are saving just encase

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Clutter Free in 2023

Photo by Samantha Gades on Unsplash

The way we live and the amount of stuff we own can have a big impact on our physical and mental health. When our living spaces are cluttered, it can lead to feelings of anxiety, depression, and stress.

The New Year is a time for new beginnings, and what better way to start afresh than by decluttering your home? A decluttered home is not only a happier and more organized space, but it can also lead to better health for your family. Here are some tips to help you get started in 2023.

1. Set a goal. Whether you want to declutter your entire house or just one room, it's important to have a plan and a goal in mind. Write it down. This will help you not get too overwhelmed and stay focused.

2. Start small. Tackle one area at a time, and don't try to do too much all at once. Set a Timer. This will help you avoid becoming overwhelmed and stressed.

3. Be ruthless. When in doubt, throw it out! If you haven't used something in a year or it no longer brings you joy, it's time to let it go. Most things we store away for another day can’t even be found in the clutter.

4. Donate, sell or recycle. Once you've decluttered your home, you'll likely have a lot of items that you no longer need or want. Instead of simply throwing them away, donate them to a local charity, sell them or give away free online or recycle them.

5. Get the whole family involved. Decluttering can be a great family activity. Involve your kids in the process and teach them the importance of living in a tidy and organized home.

By following these tips, you'll be well on your way to decluttering your home and living a healthier, peaceful life in 2023.

Check out our list of  23 Things to Ditch in 2023