16 Feb 2013 2 Comments
How to throw away things. That is the question.
We keep things because we don’t want to deal with asking difficult questions, such as: does this still fit me, do I have to keep it just because it was a gift, am I really going to make something of these old t-shirts I am collecting?
Sometime we feel we’re unable to throw things away: what if I will find a later use for it? Other times we just don’t know where to start. They say a habit is formed if you do the same thing for 20 days, so what about starting to throw 20 things away and see how it goes from there?
I was inspired by this list of 116 things you can throw away and this is my version:
In your closet:
1. Clothes that you can’t or won’t mend
2. Clothes that don’t fit
3. Clothes you never wear
4. Clothes you don’t like
5. Worn out&ugly socks, undies and hosiery
6. Old t-shirts you haven’t been wearing in more than a year
7. Shoes that don’t fit or that you don’t wear
8. Scarves you never wear
9. Hangers you don’t need
10. Purses and old wallets you never use
11. Hair elastic that have lost stretchiness (you won’t find a better use for this elastic, I know I was stubborn like this)
12. Jewellery you don’t wear
13. hair accessories you haven’t worn in 3 months
14. Old makeup or makeup you never use
15. Old toiletries/ that you never use
16. Worn-out sheets and bedding
17. Frayed, worn, discoloured towels (you don’t need that many anyway)
On your shelves:
18. Bad books you had the displeasure to read
19. Books you will never read
20. Old magazines and newspapers
21. Old batteries (recycle)
22. Little knickknacks that have no use (unless you collect things, case in which you 23. could think about displays)
24. Expired medicine
25. Broken electronics
Let me know if you want to add items to this list!