Spring Cleaning: 51 Things to Toss Right Now
Spring often brings an urge to purge. A disorganized home can make you feel overwhelmed, and decluttering can actually help save money. Even if the overload isn't so bad you're thinking of renting a storage unit, being honest about what you actually use and what's gathering dust can help you make smarter buying decisions in the future. Less clutter can also keep you from buying the same item again because you can't find what you already have. Clearing the entire house of clutter takes time, so start by targeting these 51 things you can throw away now.
One of the biggest areas of embarrassment for many people is their closets. As a rule of thumb, get rid of anything you haven't worn in the past year. Taking inventory with each season change is a good way to identify what you do and don't wear and, in the end, what you should clear out.
Food storage containers are useless if they don't have a lid that fits. Ditto if they are stained, warped, or cracked. These are simple things to get rid of now without much thought.
A stack of takeout menus shouldn't take up prime kitchen real estate. These days, you can find menus online for just about any restaurant. The same goes for restaurant coupons. In fact, a quick search online might reveal even better coupons than the ones you've collected.