Everyone’s got them: Closets full of stuff you don’t really need, use or like. Why do we keep them? Nostalgia? You ‘might’ need them one day? I don’t really know. Either way, there’s a lot of things you should get rid of that you will never ever miss or use again. Here’s a list of a few basics to help you declutter.
I know from experience that I’ve bought far too many shoes I never wear because they don’t fit (that’s what happens if you’re between sizes!). Give them away (and get shoes you’re actually wearing without getting blisters).
All those receipts (from Aldi trips three months ago, why are they still in my purse?).
You won’t (at least I won’t).
Why are you keeping them anyway? To look back on and remember great times? I don’t think so.
I stole a trick from Anuschka: Write a list of all the beauty products you’re using (without looking at your cabinet first). Then go to the bathroom and throw out everything you didn’t list (and apparently don’t even use).
It might seem heartless to you at first, but keeping them far away in a drawer somewhere isn’t really helping anybody, right?
I absolutely hate throwing out food (!) but there’s no use of keeping something in your fridge that will stay there till you move out (or it starts a life of its own). Just don’t buy it again.
If those items take up space in your closet and you’re not likely to ever wear them again – make room for new garments! I’m a big fan of Kleiderkreisel because you can earn some money AND the items get a second life as well.
Socks, ear rings, you name it.