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New Year’s Cleanse: 25 Things to Throw Away before February

Clean up your space for an even more beautiful home in 2015

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Although we often share tips on renovating, furnishing, and decorating, we also want to emphasize the importance of keeping your space organized. Any home can look better if you keep it spic-and-span!

However, for many of us, cleaning up may seem like an overwhelming task. After years of accumulating things, it can be hard to know where to begin. You can start by recycling, reusing or donating belongings that you no longer use. Think of it as a New Year’s Cleanse – a way to purge your home of the unnecessary.

Here is a list of things that you can take care of first. You can save the list on your phone and add more items that you can also let go of. 

  • Gifts you don’t want or need
  • Wrapping paper scraps
  • Extra short strips of ribbons
  • Christmas tags on your gifts
  • Broken Christmas lights and decorations
  • Old receipts
  • Old bills
  • Old calendars
  • Old planners
  • Dried flowers
  • Spoilt or expired food
  • Old party invitations and favors
  • Worn-out or broken furniture and appliances
  • Spare pieces for furniture and accessories 
  • Worn-out floor mats
  • Expired medication
  • Pens with no ink
  • Old school books – you can donate these to libraries or to an orphanage that you support
  • Cooking utensils that you don’t use
  • Unused, broken, and outdated gadgets
  • Outdated gadget manuals
  • Damaged, ill-fitting, and unused clothes
  • Worn-out or broken shoes
  • Broken accessories
  • Expired toiletries
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