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Declutter leads to a happier more fulfilling life by Laing Self Storage of Binghamton, NY.

Here is a list of potential items, you can probably get rid of in your house. While it looks daunting, the mental and social benefits of decluttering are totally worth the short-lived separation anxiety you might experience from throwing away all the things you don’t need!

Your bathroom:
  1. Old toiletries (bottles, and gels lying around…that are likely expired! Here’s how you can replace them with fewer, natural products)

  2. Dried up nail polish (face it…there’s no use here)

  3. Worn out bath mats (not to mention these fabrics probably contain a lot of dirty germs)

  4. Old air freshener (be sure to correctly dispose of aerosol cans)

  5. Old makeup (do you have 5 bottles of dried up mascara in your make-up bag as well? Let’s throw them out!)

Your living room:

  1. Newspapers (if you didn’t read it the day it was delivered, you’re probably not going to read it ever)

  2. DVDs (truthfully, when was the last time you popped in a DVD to watch?)

  3. Toys your kids don’t play with (donate the toys your growing kids don’t use)

  4. Old unused batteries (this item collects in a lot of households, be sure to dispose of them properly)

  5. Furniture manual (if your table is already assembled, you don’t need the manual)

Your bedroom and wardrobe:
  1. Worn out sheets and bedding (no one is building a pillow fort)

  2. Scarves and other accessories (general rule of thumb: if you haven’t worn it in the past year, toss it!)

  3. Old, unused hangers (there’s no point hang-ing onto this)

  4. Old dresses (unless of course they hold sentimental value)

  5. Stockings with runs (nothing could save this pair of stockings…let them go!)

Your kitchen:
  1. Duplicate cooking utensils (you don’t need two cheese graters)

  2. Extra and unused coffee mugs (truthfully, everyone only needs one mug)

  3. Old spices (There’s at least one spice container that has taken permanent residence on the shelf)

  4. Old shopping bags (The standard bag full of bags many of us know, really should not contain over 5 bags)

  5. Magnets (Face it, not all of those magnets have sentimental value)

There we have it, 20 ways you can declutter your home, and subsequently your mind. Be sure to find sustainable, ecological methods of getting rid of your stuff. There are plenty of places you can donate unwanted items, that won’t leave them in a gaping landfill.

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