Tuesday, May 30, 2017
15 Things to Get Rid of Right Now...
Courtesy of Kim Stoegbauer and HGTV
Photography by: DK - House Works Dorling Kindersley Limited; ten22 studio;
Faith Durand Elana's Pantry; Melissa Hruska; Natalie Wright; Lincoln Barbour
Ready to rid your house of clutter? Start here with these items you're sure not to miss.
Ditch the cardboard boxes and plastic bags that go with your cereal, snacks and dry goods. They're ugly, take up lots of space and don't keep your food fresh. Instead, opt for glass jars or airtight food storage containers.
Mommie Dearest said it best: No more wire hangers! Ditch those dry cleaner hangers for matching plastic or wooden versions.
When was the last time you replaced the sponge in your kitchen sink? If it's been more than a month, toss it. In between, sanitize it with a spin in the dishwasher.
Get rid of any shoes that are broken beyond repair, worn out or missing a mate. Can't remember the last time you wore a still-good pair? Donate to a thrift store.
Donate or sell any items of clothing you've had for more than a year without wearing.
The same goes for clothing your children can no longer wear: Unless it's an heirloom, donate or sell to free up the space.
We all have that bag of socks without their, ahem, sole mate. If you've done a full round of laundry without finding their partner, it's time to let them go.
How long have those cosmetics been lurking in your makeup bag? Mascara should be replaced every three months. Foundation and concealer are good for about a year, while lipstick, eye shadow and blush should be replaced every two years.
Most ground spices should be replaced after 12 months. A simple test? Give each one a wiff. If there's no scent, there will be no flavor. Go ahead and toss it!
The American Dental Association recommends replacing your toothbrush once every three months for maximum brushing power.
You've enjoyed them, now it's time to let them go. Record any addresses to your phone or computer before chucking them into the recycling bin.
Embrace the current year by recycling last year's calendar. The same goes for a dated datebook.
Toss any unidentifiable objects in the refrigerator or freezer.
Throw away any canned goods past their expiration date. If you discover still-good packaged food you didn't like or won't eat, donate to a local food pantry.
These are just 15 of the many things we can get rid of; share some the things on your "GET RID OF" list with us; look forward to hearing from you...
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