There are items that many of us keep at home and never really make use of anymore.  Yet we still keep them as if they were some sort of sacred objects.

Other items, however, we just forget about them. They’re just there. And we’re so used to it that we don’t even notice them anymore.

When was the last time you looked through the expiry date of products in your pantry or freezer? Or when exactly did you wear the mismatched socks you keep in your drawer? 

It’s OK, we’ve all been guilty of keeping all sorts of useless stuff around. But after reading this article, you’ll have no excuse. so go through and start putting things in the trash today.

Power cords and cables

orange usb charger cable on black surface

We’ve all been there. We find a cable and we don’t know what it goes to, but instead of getting rid of it, we just leave it there, you know, just in case

Old cell phones

antique broken cell phone communication

Many people keep old cell phones they no longer use at home. It’s like we get emotionally attached to them and don’t accept that it’s time to move on.

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Old makeup

photo of venus eyeliner pencil set

That dry mascara and old lipstick should make their way to the trash ASAP.

Alarm clocks

close up of clock

The dreaded alarm clock no longer has a place in most of our bedrooms. Most of us just use our phones anyway.


brown glass bottle with liquid and pipette

We tend to keep medications at home that have already expired. So, check for dates and declutter.

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purple ribbon and three clothes button

For some odd reason, the hoarder in us likes to keep assorted buttons in a box somewhere in the house. What are the odds you could actually find the right one if you needed it anyway?

Old textbooks

anonymous person with binoculars looking through stacked books

You know, the ones you kept from college, with outdated information that you can find online in two minutes. Time to say goodbye.