15 Things in Your House That You Probably Don’t Need

lipstick drawer

lipstick drawer
As I was doing a little de-cluttering and spring cleaning last week, I thought it’d be fun to talk about exactly what was in my give-away, throw-away, and to-sell piles. If you have any of these 15 things laying around your house, consider saying byeeeeee!

  1. Stretched out hair bands and bobby pins – I literally never reach for these dead ones, so why keep?
  2. Receipts that are over 6 months old (unless they’re for a major purchase or something important, obviously).
  3. Sunblock and any beauty products that are old, have changed texture, or that you haven’t used in the last year for one reason or another.
  4. Magazines you’ll never read again.
  5. Socks without a partner.
  6. Pens that don’t work.
  7. The mugs you never grab in the morning. I had a few small ones that never beat out my big mugs.
  8. Food beyond expiration date in your fridge and pantry.
  9. Those shoes that kill your feet.
  10. Old medicine.
  11. Business cards and anything in your wallet that’s pilled up.
  12. Candles that barely have any wax left.
  13. Notepads that are nearly empty. Instead, rip out the remaining paper and paperclip them in the junk drawer for quick notes.
  14. Nail polish that’s losing form.
  15. Anything in your linen closet that doesn’t match up (random pillowcases, sheets, etc).

OK, your turn! What are you getting rid of this spring cleaning season?

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  1. Haha, such good tips! One thing that instantly comes to my mind when thinking about what to add to this list is going to skin care and hair styling products and throwing out anything that will not be used – chances are there are a few skin masks that you wanted to try out at one point but never did, and especially those hair styling products that we buy on a whim because the advertising looks so good, use them once and then never again haha!
    Thanks for sharing!
    xx Janine

  2. Tupperware and containers with no lids that you have zillions of ,old shoes that dont wear ,old underwear and bras,food in the freezer that is old,old books and art pictures that I dont like and will never use or display

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