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5 Things To Declutter This Long Weekend

How often do you clean these spots?

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Photography: @emilyjmead via Instagram and Vincent Coscolluela (Main Photo)

How are you spending your extra day? While holding movie marathons and sleeping in are your top priorities, it might be smart to find a window in your schedule to tidy your home—even if it is just a tiny nook. To give you an idea, here are some things you can start with:

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1. Junk Drawer

Whether we admit it or not, we all have one in our homes that are filled with the most random items. Try to see if there are still things that you need lurking in there or if it is time to finally empty it out.

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2. Cupboard

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Did you know that even dry and canned goods can go bad? Take the time to take out everything from your pantry and throw out anything that might be unsafe. Make sure to declutter expired items, donate items you no longer need and stock up on your essentials.

3. Bookshelves

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If we’re being honest, almost everyone owns books they’ll never read. It’s time to share these gifts to other bookworms by donating them. Let your library breathe by getting rid of some of the titles you’ve collected over the years.

READ: 5 Useful Tricks For Decluttering Books

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4. Study or work desk

It’s safe to say we're more productive when working on a clear space. To achieve that, go through all your drawers and folders—you never know, it might be time to get rid of all the outdated papers and old handouts!

5. Makeup drawer

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No matter how much you love a product, chances are, constant use can cause them to expire quicker. Weed out any makeup products that might have already gone bad to avoid skin irritation and allergies. 

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Ready to start tidying your home? These products might just help make the task a lot easier: 


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Wall Organizer, P599, H&M Home Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City 

 


Callie Glass Display Boxes, price available upon request, Pottery Barn L/G Central Square, Bonifacio High Street

 


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Metal Wire Basket, P1, 490, H&M Home Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City

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