12 Things you need to throw away now!

  • Do you have too much stuff?
  • Are you feeling overwhelmed by mess?
  • Are you drowning in chaos?
  • Do you feel like you’re always running out of time and don’t have your priorities in order?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you’re probably guilty of being a hoarder!

Did you know that hoarding can be financially destructive? This is because, when we hoard, we tend to misplace cash, lose bills in our clutter, spend money on things we already have (but can’t find) and rent out extra storage space for all our unnecessary items.

Now that Spring has come around, it’s the perfect time to declutter your home. To help you get started with this process, we’ve provided a list of thing you need to throw away today.

  1. Damaged chargers. If any of your chargers are damaged, throw them away. There’s nothing worse than plugging your phone in to charge and realising an hour later that it only charged 3%.
  2. Empty alcohol bottles. If you’re not a first year university student then you have no excuse for keeping empty alcohol bottles.
  3. Lonely socks. If you have a lot of single socks, chuck them out. It’s no use hoping that their “partners” will magically appear one day.
  4. Shabby shoes. Did you know that your pair of shoes is the first thing that people subconsciously notice about you? You don’t have to wear the most expensive shoes, just make sure they are clean and neat. If your shoes are really tattered and old, chuck them out.
  5. Clothes you don’t wear. It’s always difficult getting rid of clothes, especially because we always think we will need them one day.
  6. Old toys. If you have decent toys that aren’t damaged or broken, give them to a friend or  family member or donate them to charity.
  7. Expired medication. If your medication has past its expiry date, get rid of it immediately, not just to declutter your home but also for health reasons.
  8. Expired makeup. Expired makeup usually just takes up space and makes a mess, especially if it’s powder makeup!
  9. Ancient newspapers and magazines. They’re not relevant and certainly not interesting anymore.
  10. Old receipts. Be careful when throwing away receipts as you may need some of them in the future, especially for tax purposes. Always keep your receipts organised so that you know which ones to keep and which ones to throw away.
  11. VHS tapes, DVDs and CDs. If you still hoarding any of these, it’s time to chuck them out embrace the modern age.
  12. Dish washing sponge. Dish sponges harbour bacteria – a lot of it! Make sure you wash them often and replace them after a few weeks.

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