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40 Things To Throw Away Today To Declutter Your Home

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40 Things To Throw Away Today To Declutter Your Home

 

Do you ever open a drawer or cupboard in your home to find them full of ‘stuff’ that you know you will never use again? Do you ever go to look for something only to find it nearly impossible to locate? Do you keep promising yourself that one day you will get around to throwing useless things away and finally get organized, but you just don’t know where and how to start?

I have put this list of 40 things that you can throw away today that will help to declutter your home. Decluttering your home will not only keep your home neat and tidy, decluttering your home can also help to reduce stress. According to Psychology Today, people tend to feel like life is out of control when they surround themselves with more things than they can manage. 

Decluttering your home will make it easier in the future to find things that you need and actually have use for. Decluttering your home can also give you a great sense of achievement and will make you more house proud.

Once you actually start decluttering your home you might even find it quite fun and believe me, you won’t even miss these things from your home once they are gone.

1. Old Magazines/Newspapers

2. Old Makeup

3. Old Perfume/Aftershave

4. Old Toothbrushes

5. Old Towels

6. Scratched CD’s and DVDs

7. Extra Cords and Cables

8. Socks With Holes/Tights with Ladders

9. Single Socks

10. Clothes That You Will Never Wear

11. Clothes That No Longer Fit

12. Worn Out Shoes

13. Single Earrings

14. Broken Jewellery

15. Chipped Plates/Cups/Glasses

16. Old Appliance Manuals

17. Old Mail (shred it)

18. Take Out Menus

19. Broken Toys

20. Old Bed Sheets and Pillowcases

21. Expired Food

22. Old Used Batteries

23. Old Phones and Chargers

24. Unwanted Gifts

25. Keys That You No Longer Need

26. Recipe Books That You Will Never Use

27. Old TV Remotes

28. Old Make-Up Samples

29. Old Books That You Will Never Read

30. Plastic Carrier Bags

31. Electronic Gadgets That You Will Never Use

32. VHS tapes and Audio Cassettes (seriously)

33. Junk Mail

34. Old Candles That Cannot Be Used

35. Out Of Date Medicine/Health Supplements

36. Scraps Of Wrapping Paper

37. Games With Pieces Missing

38. Pens That Do Not Work (I had 3)

39. Anything In Your Home That You Don’t Like

40. Stuff Buried At The End of Your Handbag.

Go from room to room in your home and look in every drawer, press and cupboard. Look at every item and ask yourself, will I honestly ever use this again? If the answer is no, throw it out or give it away. Have two bags or boxes, one for items to throw away and the other for items that you can perhaps give to a charity.

Once you start decluttering your home it can be quite an uplifting and rewarding experience. Decluttering can give you a great sense of accomplishment by clearing out the old to make way for the things that you really want in your home. You will also have the added bonus of making it a lot easier to find things in the future.

What other items would you add to this list? Please comment below.

 

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6 Reasons Why You Should Create A Bucket List

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Reasons Why You Should Create A Bucket List

The term ‘bucket list’ has become quite popular in recent years. It has been used in pop culture references and as a casual topic of conversation when someone wants to do something. Chances are, you have heard someone say, “Oh, that’s on my bucket list!” But, a bucket list is more than just a fantasy, an out of reach dream or an excuse to say that you want to do many things, only to never follow through on them.

There are actually many benefits to creating a bucket list, if you just put in the time, the thought and the dedication into it. Still not 100% convinced? Let’s take a look at six reasons why you really should create a bucket list. Maybe, by the end of this article, you will be ready to put together one of your very own.

1. It Gives You a Purpose

While putting together a bucket list won’t tell you what the meaning of your life is, it can help to give you a purpose to your life. A bucket list should be more about the major goals that you have for yourself, rather than a bunch of fun little things that you might want to do. A bucket list gives you something to get out of life and allows you to stay focused while you are doing it.

Have you ever been bored, wondering what you’re going to do this weekend to fill up your free time? A bucket list can give you that answer, encouraging you to always work towards the things that you truly want to do and experience in life.

2. It Brings Your Goals to Life

As stated above, a bucket list should be about exciting goals that you have for yourself. But, it is also an opportunity to hone in on those goals. Many people have ambitions and even make goals or resolutions for themselves each year only to be forgotten a few days later. But, when you have a specific list of goals written down, it can help to make you more motivated and focused to achieve them.

Goals are incredibly important to have, and the fact that your bucket list can make those goals clearer and more tangible is really important.

3. You Will Create Lasting Memories

Memories are one of life’s greatest treasures. As you start to accomplish the things on your bucket list, you will also be making wonderful memories each time. Since you are doing the things you really want to do, those memories will bring you comfort, a sense of achievement and give you something positive to look back on and share with others.

Bucket list Create Lasting Memories

4. It Will Pull You Forward

Have you ever been in a “funk” in life, or maybe you have had bouts of feeling down or depressed that have kept you from doing the things you typically enjoy? No one wants to stay in that kind of mindset for long. Because a bucket list can help to give you a sense of purpose, it can also give you the motivation to pull yourself out of a funk. It can call you to do something new, something different, or something that even challenges you. Sometimes, that’s all a person needs to be pulled out of a tired or depressed state.

Additionally, doing something on your bucket list will help to distract you for a while. That can be a great solution for someone who has anxiety or tends to focus too much on the negative things in life. Sometimes, a distraction can be a welcomed reprieve.

5. You Will Experience Life-Long Learning

When you commit yourself to having new experiences, you are also committing yourself to learning something new. So many people think that learning stops when you finish school, but you can learn so much more simply by living and trying more new things throughout your life. People who embrace this type of lifestyle are called “lifelong learners”. The reality is this; you will never be able to learn everything there is to know. But, because all of us have such a short time on this planet to figure things out, the more experiences we participate in, the more that we will learn and grow. Not only can a bucket list help you to learn things about different cultures, skills, situations, people and personalities.

It can also help you to learn more about yourself. Closing your mind off to the idea of lifelong learning will cause you to become stagnant with your thoughts and your growth. As a human being, you should have a desire to continue to grow and achieve as much as you possibly can throughout your life. Working through your bucket list can help you to achieve that.

Bucket List For Life long Learning

6. You Will Never Run Out of Things to Do

If you sit down to make a bucket list, you might write down anywhere from 10-100 things that you really want to do. But, it doesn’t have to stop there. Chances are, as you start to work through some of the things on your list, you will come up with more ideas.

Experiencing new things, and even challenging things, is a great way to get inspired and motivated to continue on that trend. A bucket list can truly be never-ending as you come up with more exciting new ideas and goals for yourself.

Building Your Bucket List and Bettering Your Life

There are so many additional reasons why you should create a bucket list for yourself. Remember, a bucket list is a very personal thing, and the experiences you put on the list should be things that you truly want to do or accomplish. Don’t make them  so unrealistic that you will never plan on committing to. Instead, promise yourself that you will immerse yourself in those experiences.

A bucket list might be something you create to accomplish things before you pass on, but in creating one and diving into new experiences, there is a good chance you will feel more alive than ever!

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8 Ways to Take Care of Yourself Every Day

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8 Ways to Take Care of Yourself Every Day

Self-care is a term that gets thrown around a lot lately, to the point where it’s easy to ignore or blow it off as some kind of “buzz word”. But, it’s so much more than that, and when you are willing to take self-care seriously, you might just start to see how much easier it will be to get through each day. (more…)

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The Top 8 Most Important Things in Life

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The Top 8 Most Important Things in Life

It is easy for people to speculate and debate about the most important things in life. You have probably heard that “the best things in life are free” or that “love is all you need”, but what about what are the most important? What do you really need in this life in order to find contentment and fulfillment? (more…)

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