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Decluttering Minis: 250+ small things you wouldn’t miss if you got rid of them

By |February 12th, 2019|

Decluttering Minis: 250+ small things you wouldn’t miss if you got rid of them

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The main issue with decluttering is that we think that we have to tackle the big things in our house first. While it’s still one step to get rid of things that we no longer want in our house, it’s still counterproductive. Think about it, you declutter big items today, then lo and behold, you’re overwhelmed with clutter a week later. This is because we tend to take what small clutter can do to our house for granted. Things that are in plain sight but you never really pay attention to, extra items that you have in your drawer that you just don’t care for since “it doesn’t take up much space”. Small things cluttering up your home is like an army of ants, one ant might seem small, but when they team up, boy, are you in for a world of pain!

So here’s what you need to do, gather up small items that are unwanted, beyond repair, out of date, outgrown, or ultimately unnecessary – and you’ll be surprised with how much your house is transformed! You don’t necessarily need to throw these things out. Ones that are not expired or unmendable can be donated or re-homed. Impulse buys that are totally new and unopened can be gifted or sold online. Check for items on the list below and put them in bins so you don’t accidentally throw away items that are still good for donation, re-homing, selling or giving away as gifts. What do you know, maybe you’ll get to cut back on Christmas shopping before December arrives!

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1. PURSES AND HANDBAGS

  • Old receipts
  • Old planners
  • Expired credit cards
  • Expired membership cards
  • Expired discount cards
  • Expired vouchers
  • Store reward cards you don’t use
  • Unknown keys
  • Keys for old locks

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2. MAKEUP

  • Dried up nail polish
  • Nail polish you haven’t worn in 2 years
  • If you have a lot of nail polish, test them out and donate those that are very similar in color, or ones that you know you will never wear.
  • Foundation bottles you’ve been trying to get last bit out of for past couple of months. If you’re keeping one of them because it’s discontinued but is a good shade match, transfer the contents in a small 3 ml or 5 ml container. That should be enough for using it as reference.
  • Multiple half used emery boards that are older than your cat
  • Lipstick you never wore because it’s too light for you but looked good on the ad – I’m looking at you MAC Salmon and Saint Germain!
  • Multiple hairbrushes
  • Multiple tweezers
  • Perfume bottles you’ve had open for over 5 years. Yes, perfume goes bad. Especially when you store them where they get direct sunlight or in a warm and humid place. You’re welcome for that bonus tip, by the way!
  • Perfume that you know you will never wear. Say, someone gifted you with perfume that’s just has too much floral notes for your liking – ditch it.
  • Dried up mascara. You’re actually supposed to open a new tube every few months, so I don’t know why you still have that.

Makeup samples you’ve been meaning to try out but never did
Foundation or concealers that just not the right shade for you. Don’t stow them away and wait for them to go bad before getting rid of them. Give them away to friends and family who you know will be able to use them or donate them to a women’s shelter near you.
Makeup brushes you never even used.
Old makeup sponges. You don’t want acne now, do you?
Old eye shadow you’ve been keeping since college
Blusher or bronzer that turned out to be patchy or too glittery for your liking
Brow products that are too reddish or are just not the right shade
Tubes and pots of lip balm that don’t really do anything for your lips

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3. PAPER

  • Old bus, train and plane tickets
  • Old movie tickets
  • Old theater tickets
  • Extra photo prints
  • Junk mail
  • Old birthday cards that are of no sentimental value to you
  • Old calendars
  • Old diaries
  • Magazines. While we’re at it, cancel subscriptions to those that you don’t really read.
  • Newspapers
  • Finished notebooks
  • Out of date letters
  • Take out menus – maybe keep some that you order from on the regular
  • Product warranty for stuff you no longer have
  • Electronics manuals – you can get them online
  • Furniture manuals
  • Paper bags
  • Expired contracts
  • Old party and wedding invitations
  • Save the date cards
  • Parcel collect cards
  • Flyers
  • Old lottery tickets
  • Old coupons

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4. BOOKS

  • Cookbooks that you never use – you can get tons of recipes online now anyway
  • Old guide books
  • Books you never finished or are just not good reads
  • Worn out books
  • Out-of-date reference books
  • Books for hobbies you no longer follow
  • Finished activity books
  • Telephone directories
  • Old brochures
  • Old catalogues

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5. CLOTHES

  • Gloves missing their pair
  • Gloves with holes in
  • T-Shirts with holes from moths or ants
  • Torn jeans that are beyond repair
  • Promo shirts that you won’t ever wear even around the house
  • Tacky promo caps
  • Bags that are beyond repair
  • Caps and hats that you no longer wear
  • Old prescription glasses
  • Scratched sunglasses
  • Sunglasses that you no longer wear
  • Broken umbrellas
  • Badly stained clothes
  • Leggings that have lost elasticity
  • Sports bras that have lost elasticity
  • Hair elastics that have lost stretchiness
  • Waterproof clothing items that are no longer waterproof
  • Hand me downs you never really wanted
  • Other clothing items that are beyond repair
  • Extra buttons
  • Broken belts
  • Threadbare sweaters, ponchos and mittens

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6. UNDERWEAR

  • Socks missing their pair
  • Socks with holes in them
  • Socks that have lost elasticity
  • Hosiery with runs in them
  • Bras with the underwire poking through
  • Underpants you would not wear on a bad day
  • Used and abused underpants – let them go!
  • Old worn out pajamas

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7. SHOES

  • Shoes that are beyond repair
  • Shoes that not longer fit or never did fit comfortably
  • Sneakers/trainers with holes in
  • Multiple flip flops
  • Odd shoes
  • Snapped shoes laces

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8. BATHROOM

  • Foot and body scrubs that you never use
  • Old toothbrushes
  • Expired medicines
  • Expired vitamins and other supplements
  • Soap, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner you never use
  • Body lotions you’ve had opened for who knows how long but never use
  • Old bath lillies and bath sponges
  • Mouldy bath toys
  • Hand creams you just hate the smell of
  • Worn out or stained towels
  • Aftershave you’ve had open for more than 2 years
  • Bubble bath, bath salts and essential oils you’ve had open for more than a year but never use. Yes, they go bad too.
  • Broken or rusty hair clips
  • Dull razors and razor blades
  • Old sunscreen products
  • Old bath mats
  • Near empty bath products
  • Skincare samples you’ve been meaning to try out but never did
  • Skincare products that irritated your skin one way or another
  • Skincare items that you’ve been using but doesn’t really do what they claim to do.

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9. CLEANING

  • Forgotten cleaning products under the sink – we all have them
  • Vacuum cleaner fittings that don’t fit your vacuum cleaner
  • Old room and linen sprays
  • Old mops
  • Old or dried up shoe polish

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10. FOOD

  • Expired food packets & canned goods
  • Expired spices
  • Expired or almost-empty condiments
  • Expired flour and baking ingredients
  • Expired sweets and chocolates
  • Expired junk food at the back of your cupboard
  • Old cooking oil
  • Food items in your freezer that you know you will never eat
  • Expired teas and old coffee

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11. KIDS

  • Kids artwork and crafts. Take photos of them if you’re finding it hard to let go of them.
  • Old school work
  • Old school letters and forms
  • Outgrown clothes and shoes
  • Outgrown rain gear
  • Outgrown school shoes and uniforms

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12. TOYS & SPORTS

  • Electronic toys that don’t work even with new batteries
  • Board games with missing pieces
  • Finished colouring books
  • Finished sticker books
  • Finished activity books
  • Video games for consoles that don’t work
  • Game consoles that are beyond repair
  • Old party balloons
  • Mouldy soft toys
  • Dirty rubber or silicone toys that are beyond the toughest scrubbing action
  • Broken sports rackets
  • Balls with puncture holes
  • Inflatables with unmendable holes

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13. KITCHEN

  • Broken kitchen tools
  • Cracked crockery
  • Food mixer fittings for food mixers you no longer own
  • Extra match boxes and lighters
  • Old aprons
  • Multiple corkscrews
  • Multiple can openers
  • Multiple peelers
  • Rusty cutlery
  • Pan lids that don’t fit any of your cookware
  • Pans with missing handles
  • Saucers with missing cups
  • Chipped coffee mugs
  • Empty jars you are never going to use
  • Cracked mixing bowls
  • Cracked glasses
  • Can openers that no longer work
  • Specialty kitchen tools that you never use
  • Old chopsticks from takeouts
  • Water bottles with missing caps
  • Rusty sieves
  • Damaged non-stick cookware

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14. STATIONERY

  • Finished glue sticks
  • Run out markers or pens
  • Leaking pens
  • Bits of wrapping paper
  • Broken staplers
  • Broken hole punchers
  • Rusty pencil sharpeners
  • Broken crayons
  • Stickers that no longer stick to anything
  • Old bubble wrap
  • Old used envelopes
  • Broken ring binders
  • Worn out document boxes
  • Old rubber bands

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15. ELECTRONICS

  • Dead batteries
  • Broken watches
  • Busted light bulbs
  • Camera fittings for cameras you no longer own
  • Broken flashlights
  • Old broken cameras
  • Old mobile phones
  • Record and video tapes and vinyl you can no longer play
  • Old phone chargers
  • Data cables that no longer work
  • Earphones that no longer work
  • Scratched DVDs and CDs
  • CDs you never listen to
  • Old cables for broken electronics
  • Old cables for electronics you no longer have
  • Cracked phone cases
  • Phone cases that you no longer use
  • Old software CDs

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16. BEDROOM

  • Bed linen with tears you cannot mend
  • Threadbare blankets and throws
  • Duvet covers that don’t fit any duvet that you own
  • Hair dryer fittings for hair dryers you no longer own
  • Pillow cases that don’t fit any pillows that you own
  • Bedsheets and pillow cases with tough stains that can no longer be removed
  • Bedsheets and pillow cases you no longer use
  • Old candles that you haven’t lit in years
  • Old shoe boxes
  • Old jewelry boxes
  • Broken alarm clocks
  • Old, dirty pillows and duvets that are beyond any special cleaning
  • Broken hangers in your closet

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17. CHRISTMAS

  • Broken Christmas lights
  • Broken Christmas baubles and other Christmas decor

Getting a few of these items out of your home little by little each day makes a lot of difference. You’ll find that what will be left in your home are those that really matter and those that are really useful to your everyday life.


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Digital Declutter

By |February 4th, 2019|

Digital Declutter – Do you find yourself overwhelmed with digital clutter?

Clutter in your computer and mobile devices creeps up on you faster than you think. It affects your productivity, causes undue stress, not to mention eats up your storage space. Take a look at some of the items that you need to get rid of for a more organized digital life.

Digital Documents

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Go through all the documents saved in your computer, as well as the ones saved on your cloud storage and delete the ones that you no longer need. Organize the remaining ones in properly named folders and make sure that each individual files also have file names that are apt for what the file really is. There’s nothing more frustrating than looking for a contract in a sea of contract files that are named contract1, contract1(1), etc.

Images

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Same with digital documents, go through your photos and delete the ones that you no longer need, as well as duplicate images. Name them properly and organize them in folders depending on what works for you. It could be by location and date if you travel a lot, by subject type if you take a lot of still life shots – whatever will make it easier for you to streamline your photos.

Mobile and web applications

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Check your mobile and web apps to see if they need to be updated. Delete the ones that you don’t have any use for to free up precious storage space.

Email

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Unsubscribe from any newsletter, email list or product update subscriptions that you no longer need to get updates from. This is also true if you don’t really check your email all that often. Maybe you actually stay updated to product releases or sale announcements from a certain brand or store because you follow them on Instagram. So it goes to say that you don’t really need to double up on notifications from them.

Social Media

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Take a look at the groups, pages and people that you follow. Do they post content that is actually useful to you? If you find yourself just scrolling past their posts 90% of the time, or if you find that the content that they post only bring about negativity and rude comment sections, maybe you’re better off unfollowing groups, pages and people.

YouTube Subscriptions

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If you are subscribed to YouTube channels that don’t really post useful content, or maybe the quality of the content that they post are not what they used to be, unsubscribe from these channels. Channels that only drive negativity and topics that do not really benefit you in a positive way do not deserve to stay in the list of channels that you are subscribed to.

Basically, what you should be looking to get at the end of a digital declutter is bringing more zen in your life, finding yourself being more productive in the long run, and the added bonus of saving yourself from the risk of slowed down devices due to storage filled with things that you don’t really need.


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8 things women over 40 should get rid of

By |January 2nd, 2019|

8 things women over 40 should get rid of

Along with all the wisdom and life experience, most women over 40 have surely accumulated loads of other stuff. While some of these items will stand the test of time, there are some things that over time just reduces themselves into nothing but clutter.

 

Expired Makeup

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Let’s get this out there first before any other things. Using expired makeup is not good for the skin. So it goes to say that you should throw them out. They’re not doing anybody any good. If you have shades of eye shadow, lipstick or blush that you can’t let go of because they’re your holy grail, and are discontinued, what you can do is to swatch them on a piece of paper so you can keep them for comparison. As for items that have some sentimental value attached to them, say your first high-end makeup purchase, take a picture, it will last longer and will not clutter up your vanity.

 

Shoes that hurt your feet

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It’s high time to get rid of shoes that hurt your feet or give them blisters. It doesn’t matter how cute they are. You can donate them or sell them for the extra profit. Free up some space in your shoe collection for ones that do not hurt your feet.

 

Bras that don’t fit

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You should have a clear understanding of your true bra size by this time, so toss the ones that have lost elasticity, have underwires poking out, or are overall just not a good fit. If you’re still unsure about your correct bra size, get fitted at a store that you trust. Give that part of your wardrobe an overhaul and get bras that fit!

 

Bridesmaid dresses

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If your bridesmaid dresses look like that’s the only purpose that they’ll serve, maybe they’re a little tacky or are just not versatile enough to be re-purposed for anything, get rid of them. These days, the trend is wearing those infinity dresses, but let’s face it, most of the weddings that you’ve been a bridesmaid at before weren’t lucky enough to have had this trend going on at the time. Free up some space in your closet, otherwise, you’ll see yourself at that scene from the movie 27 Dresses!

 

Flimsy plastic chairs

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You take pride in your outdoor space, and you want your guests to feel at home. So don’t make them sit on flimsy, rickety plastic chairs! Invest in some sturdier outdoor furniture that will last for years, provided you take good care of it.

 

Wire Hangers

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Clear out the wire hangers from your closet and replace them with wood or cloth ones. Wire hangers can wear out the shoulders of your shirts because of the material and the thin surface of the hangers.

 

Clothes that are too small

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A lot of people keep clothes that are too small for them no matter how much space they take up in the hopes that they might fit into them someday. Donate your clothes or sell them for extra profit. You’ll free up loads of space in your closet and if you do end up losing weight down the line, you can reward yourself by buying new clothes.

 

Supplies from abandoned crafts and hobbies

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While there’s nothing bad about trying out a new hobby or starting a new craft project and not finishing it, But if your untouched craft supplies end up cluttering up your home, it would be best to get rid of them.

Freeing up space in your home also means freeing up space in your life and opening up the door for new opportunities to come in as you see yourself transition into a life without any reminders of a cluttered and unorganized life.


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Moving to a new home

By |November 14th, 2018|

How to deal with moving to a new home

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I’ve had my fair share of experience in moving, and I’ve learned that the key to a seamless moving experience is planning and organization. If you have a lot of time to prepare for the actual move, then you can really take your time in making sure that moving to a new place will be easy and stress-free. However, if time is a luxury that you don’t have, you’ll have to focus more on an organization. Here are a couple of tips that I can give you.

Declutter

Go through your things and decide on which ones should be packed and included in your new home. Don’t be afraid to throw away stuff that’s already broken which you said you’ll get around to fix or get repaired. Better yet, sell them in a junk shop. You may also want to donate your old clothes, shoes, and other things that can be used in evacuation centers or by those who are underprivileged. If you need extra cash to help with moving, you may also want to consider having a garage sale. I’ve also experienced having enough extra unused clothes and trinkets that ended up being transferred to my stock for Christmas presents an emergency presents. You know, in case you’re invited to an acquaintance’s birthday party and you don’t have time to shop.

Packing is Key

Take time to shop for the right sized boxes and containers to make packing easy. Make sure to get bubble wraps and Styrofoam peanuts for fragile items. Now if you want to save up, one tip is a lot the bubble wraps and Styrofoam only for large fragile items, like your TV. For plates and glassware, I just use old newspapers. You’re gonna wash them all anyway when you unpack, so why spend extra, right? Oh, and it’s advisable to stack your plates vertically when boxing them up. This way, your precious china won’t move around inside the box during transport.

Sharpie Time!

Pack from the inside out. Say the innermost part of the old place is the bedroom, pack your stuff there first all the way out to the living room. Imagine packing your stuff in the living room first and having to go all the way back to your room and pack there. That’s a lot of tip-toeing around packed boxes.

Consume perishables on the days leading up to the move. You wouldn’t know if you’ll get around to unpacking right away and setting up the kitchen first thing you get there, right? Might as well avoid spoilage and wasting your money.

Pack a “carry on” for each member of the family. It could be a box or a bag with your essentials on it. Basically, it should be the box or bag that’s opened first when you arrive at the new place. Let’s face it, we’re all tired and kinda lazy after moving into the new place. Have three-days to a week’s worth of clothes in your carry on. I think it depends on how well you know yourself. Do you see yourself really, and I mean really unpacking your stuff in three days? If not, better add some more. Your carry on should also have your personal hygiene essentials like your toothbrush, small toiletries, whatever you need to get primped up. As for me, my carry on also includes a flashlight, band-aids, alcohol – rubbing alcohol! I know what you’re thinking. You can pack that too if you like. I also pack trash bags, bottled water, wet tissue, and my phone charger.

Clean!

Since we’re not always sure if the new place is really clean, as the last tip, pack a separate box with your go-to cleaning products. It’s one of the first boxes that I open when I move to a new place. This way, you can sleep soundly on your first night in your new home with the assurance that it’s cleaned just the way you like it.

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Garage Organization

By |October 24th, 2018|

Get your space back with these garage organization ideas!

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Most people don’t really have their car parked inside the garage, or if they do, there’s barely little wiggle room left. The reason? There’s too much stuff in it! Leaving your car out makes it vulnerable to sun damage, rainwater damage and exposure to bird droppings and tree sap. So I guess there’s no arguing that your car will be much safer when it’s stored inside the garage. Let’s help you out with that. Get back your garage space with these garage organization ideas! Your car will thank you for this.

Getting Started: Clean it all out

It might look like quite a tall order to get started with the hardest part, but everything has to start somewhere right? The key here is to be organized, decisive and rational.

  • Set aside at least a full day, or even a full weekend or two, to get the job done.
  • Go through absolutely everything. Empty every box and bins that you have stored away.
  • Sort all items into three piles: keep, donate or sell, and toss.

The nitty gritty

  • What should you throw out? Let go off outgrown toys, items that are broken beyond repair, expired household chemicals, old paint, and anything you haven’t used in two years or more.
  • For the items that you will keep, sort them even further. They could be sports equipment, power tools, painting supply, etc. Store them in stackable clear-plastic bins for better visibility and storage. If you have kids at home, it would be best to store power tools and other sharp or blunt tools in a sturdy, lockable cabinet where they can’t reach for it.
  • Donate or sell the remaining items as soon as possible. You can hold a garage sale or have goodwill pick up the items for donation.

Re-check the keepers

Make sure that you check for these items in those that you will be keeping. While most people have always these in their own garages too, it’s highly recommended that you store them somewhere else.

  • Paint – It’s best to store paint in a more temperate area. Note that extreme cold or heat can ruin the paint.
  • Propane – To keep your household safe, propane tanks should always be kept outdoors. Remember that even tiny spark can cause propane to ignite and cause a fire, or worse, an explosion.
  • Paper plates and paper cups – These and similar paper goods should be kept in your pantry as they are more likely to attract roaches and other bugs in your garage.
  • Pet Food – Pet food should always be kept inside the house in a sealed container. Leaving them out will attract possums, raccoons or other animals.

Measure your garage

Take note of the following items before buying anything that you will use to store the items in your garage:

  • The dimensions of your whole garage
  • Size and location of windows, doors, switches, and receptacles
  • How much space your car takes up

Finally: Grouping them back together

  • Store gardening items that you use together close to one another so they’re easy to find when you need them, i.e. gardening tools, lawn chemicals and fertilizer
  • Put bulky equipment, like lawn mowers, in corners, where they won’t get bumped or knocked over by your car.
  • Frequently used items, like bikes, should be placed close to the garage door. This is so you don’t run the risk of accidentally damaging your car when getting these items out.
  • Rarely used items or those that you only use a few months in a year should be kept in the hard-to-reach spots in your garage so you don’t waste other available spaces.

Bonus Tip!

To maximize the floor space in your garage, see to it that items are kept off the floor whenever possible. This avoids clutter build-up and ultimately results in having less and less need for tidying up.

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Stop Procrastinating

By |October 16th, 2018|

Stop Procrastinating: Why should you get rid of your stuff?

 

Procrastinating is one of the biggest blocks in your journey to an organized home and a seamless moving experience. Be it being too sentimental about the things you’ve accumulated in all the chapters of your life or your myriad of reasons on why you just can’t bring yourself to let go of stuff. No time, what if I can fit into them again, I’ll get those fixed soon (but never did in years), it was too expensive or I could learn to use that someday. I could go on and on, but what you’re really here for is to get some sense and finally get out of that rut in the lazy limbo. So here are 10 reasons why you should get rid of your stuff before moving to a new home.

 

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Time

Getting rid of things as soon as you know that you will be moving is a huge time saver. Starting sooner than later gives you time to sort through the really important stuff that you will keep and what really needs to go. Once you’re over this hurdle, it will be a lot faster to pack your stuff.

 

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Money

There will surely be some valuable items in the things that you decide on letting go of. Why not make money off of them? Set up a garage sale or sell these items online. Make sure that you sort through your stuff and have designated bins for which ones will be sold, donated or trashed. This way, the items that should be for sale won’t get mixed up with items for the trash or for donation.

 

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Energy

Unnecessarily holding onto things takes up emotional energy. While getting rid of things can be hard at first, you’ll find that it makes room for space not only in your home but more importantly, in your everyday life. This is especially true if the stuff that you end up getting rid of goes to goodwill or to friends and family whom you know will have more use out of these items.

 

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Progress

Take the leap! Start with one hour a week then gradually increase the time that you take to sort through your stuff and deciding on which ones should be left with you. You’ll be surprised with how much progress you can make in just a short span of time.

 

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Potential

Unused or unwanted items are just accumulating dust and ultimately just losing their potential to be used for their original purpose. Forgotten shoes and bags get worn out without ever seeing the light of day, makeup or skincare products go bad without ever being opened, or brand new clothes get holes from moths or ants. You get the point. So let them go. Someone else will get lots of use out of it!

 

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Downsizing

The less stuff you have, the more you’ll appreciate the value of seeing what’s really important. The less you’ll want to accumulate more stuff in the future and the less you’ll spend.

 

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Clean

Think about it. The less stuff you have, the easier it is to maintain a clean and organized home.

 

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Good Deed

A lot of the things that you take for granted could mean a lot for other people. Think about that the next time you still decide to keep stuff that you know you will never use. Each time you donate anything to goodwill, you do a good deed. You get to help other people while enriching your spirit.

 

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Perspective

Believe it or not, drowning in clutter and having an unorganized home could more or less block your thought process and hinder decision making. Freeing yourself from this will open your eyes to see what’s really important for you to focus your time and energy into.

 

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Space

Enjoy your clear open spaces and the happiness it brings you! Feel the openness in your life and welcome in good things. Some worthwhile alone time or spending more time with friends and family.

 

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Never clean your house again

By |October 16th, 2018|

Never Clean Your House Again: Practice these habits to keep your house clean and clutter-free

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Better habits save you time and keep your life stress-free by never having to deal with so much clutter in your home. Start cleaning and tidying up before the mess starts by following these simple tips.

 

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1. Don’t let the dishes pile up

Wash the dishes right away. Think about it, washing four or five dishes a day is way better than dealing with thirty dishes at the end of the week. This also applies to the dishes that pile up when you’re cooking. Wash the things that you use while you’re waiting for the water to boil, rather than having pots and pans pile up.

 

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2. Put things back where they came from

Avoid clutter by putting books, toys and other stuff where they belong. This will help avoid that pile of stuff on your coffee table or your nightstand.

 

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3. A minimalist bed

Sure, it’s nice to have some decorative pillows and throw blankets to maintain a perfectly styled bed, but let’s keep it to a minimum. The fewer steps it takes to make your bed every morning, the more likely you’ll actually do it.

 

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4. No balled-up socks

Keeping the entryway clean is very challenging, especially when you or other people in your household don’t have the habit of doing so. Put shoes and coats away after entering the house, take off your socks and put them straight in the hamper instead of leaving them balled up everywhere. Another good thing to have is a mini area that will act as a mudroom. Have a tray or rack for dirty shoes and wet coats. This way, you’ll avoid messing up the entryway or getting mud in your carpet, this will require minimal periodic cleaning.

 

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5. Clean as you go

Wipe down spills and food stains right away instead of leaving them for later. The less build-up, the easier it is to clean. Mildew, grease, and food stains are not a good look for your house.

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6. Don’t have that special “chair”

You know that one chair in the corner of your room with piles of clothes in it? Yes, that one. It’s like a magnet for clutter. Avoid that by putting your clothes away every night. If your clothes still have one use left in them, at least fold them nicely instead of just tossing them on that lazy-trap chair.

 

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7. Edit

Don’t own extras. Check for mismatched sheets and pillowcases that you don’t really use anymore, or extra items in your kitchen like Tupperware lids, cheese graters, and similar stuff. Edit them out and watch the clutter disappear, opening up more space in your home.

 

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8. Command Center

Have a designated command center in your home. That’s where your keys, bills, and mail should go. This way, you’ll avoid losing your keys and having to mess up the whole house looking for them. Another important benefit to this is avoiding that pile of envelopes in your coffee table and losing track of important bills and mail.

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Garage Storage Must Haves

By |October 16th, 2018|

Garage Storage Must-Haves

 

If you haven’t thought about streamlining your storage solutions for the items in your garage, the time is now! Taking this extra but, a definitely necessary step will make a world of difference in your organization game. Here are some of the most recommended storage products for garages.

Stackable clear, plastic bins with lids

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Simply using cardboard boxes to store items in the garage simply won’t do. This is especially true when the items that are to be stored are used regularly. Storing them in clear, plastic bins makes it easier for you to see what’s inside them – eliminating the need to open each one just to get it right 7 boxes later.

Sample Product:
Rubbermaid Roughneck Clear storage boxes

 

Clear jars in different sizes

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Clean out empty food jars and store small items like nuts, bolts, screws, nails and similar items. It goes to say that like items should go in the same jar. Take an extra step and label each jar so you can easily spot them when you need them.

 

Lockable Cabinet

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Use a sturdy, lockable cabinet to store power tools, lawn chemicals, as well as similar items that you wouldn’t want your kids to get into. A good recommendation is the Enviro Elements 68-inch Resin Multipurpose Cabinet.

 

Label Maker

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Bad handwriting? No problem! A label maker will do the trick for you so you won’t have to squint your eyes to decipher sloppy handwriting.

 

Sample Product:
Dynamo Organizer Xpress Embosser

 

Open Shelves

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Open shelving units are gaining more popularity in the past few years due to the easy access it offers. Not to mention that it’s cheaper than closed built-in storage cabinets. The easy access is much celebrated in the garage tool since you don’t need any additional clearance to swing any doors open.

Another advantage of open shelves is that since their contents are readily seen, you will feel more compelled to keep it tidy, whereas closed cabinets give you an excuse to put off organizing its contents for later. And that’s how clutter starts piling up. Although you can still opt to have one or two closed cabinets for items that need to be protected from dust and dirt.
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Sample Product:
Fleximounts WS13 3-Tier Storage Wall Shelves

 

Pegboards

 

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Pegboards are widely available, easy to install and are easily customizable. But one thing that you need to keep in mind about these storage solutions is that they are only recommended for hanging lightweight hand tools and similar items. Remember that it is not safe and sturdy enough for hanging heavy objects.

Sample Product:
Hardboard Pegboard

 

Overhead Space

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More to store? Look up! The garage ceiling is a great spot for hanging long, flat stuff that you don’t use very often, such as ladders, fishing rods, and seasonal sports gear, like surfboards and skis. It’s important to make sure that anything that you hang from the ceiling does not interfere with the operation of your garage door. Also, see to it that there is enough clearance between the items and the roof of your car to avoid any potential damage to the roof of your car.

Sample Product:
Feximounts GR48 4′ X 8′ Overhead Garage Storage Rack

 

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moving tips for women

By |October 13th, 2018|

Moving Tips for Her

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There’s probably no need to check statistics on who takes up the most closet and storage space in most households. So it’s especially hard for us to pack when you have to move to your new home. Perhaps you need to relocate or have just struck the gold mine and checked one of your goals on your list – owning your own house. Sharing is caring, so here are some targeted packing tips for women to ensure a more efficient and organized move.

Let it go

I don’t mean that song from Frozen that kids keep singing over and over. But yeah, you can sing this it while you’re doing this step. You do you! Remember that scene from the first Sex and the City movie where Carrie’s packing her stuff to move in with Mr. Big on their lush penthouse? And yes, Carrie probably has more clothes in her wardrobe than all of us combined. Good thing Charlotte had good sense and thought about organizing which of Carrie’s clothing items should be kept for the move, and which ones should be tossed. So you get where I’m getting at, right? It’s hard, but it has to be done. Go through your wardrobe and check which ones should be kept and which ones should be tossed. For those that will be “tossed”, you can maybe set up a garage sale to make extra cash, box up those ones you haven’t used for a rainy day when you need emergency gifts, or donate them. Think of it as finding a new home for your old Burberry sweater. Queue teardrop rolling down your left cheek.

Makeup

If you don’t have the right bag or storage bin to actually protect your makeup from being damaged during the move, might as well take extra precaution rather than just tossing them in a box. Put cosmetic cotton pads inside compacts and palettes for that needed cushion to prevent them from breaking. For eyeliners, brow and lip pencils, bundle them up in rubber bands and wrap them up in plastic wrap. Tape it up real nice so they’re more secure. This goes the same for your precious lipstick collection. I know I speak for every one of us when I say that one of our worst nightmares is finding uncapped liners and lippies when we’re unpacking. The horror! As for liquid items like liquid foundation and body bronzers, uncap them and similar items, place saran wrap on top of the mouth of the bottle, and re-cap. Let’s throw your skincare regimen in there too, plus your lotions, shampoos, and bath gels.

Shoes and Bags

If you have shoes that you need to have repaired, make sure you’ve had them repaired before moving. Otherwise, you might risk doing more damage to your favorite boots while they’re being moved from one place to another. Invest in items to keep the form of your pricier shoes, like those buildable shoe trees or those cylindrical foams for your boots. For frugal input, you may use newspapers to stuff inside your less expensive shoes to keep their form and cut pool noodles for your boots. For bags, newspapers will come in handy too. Stuff newspaper inside bags to keep their form before packing them in boxes.

 

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30-day declutter challenge

By |October 2nd, 2018|

Stress-Free Decluttering: The 30-Day Declutter Challenge

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Decluttering your home all in one go will surely take a toll on you. If you think about it, even decluttering just one portion of a home can be overwhelming. Taking this task and making it more manageable in a 30-day period plan could work better and is guaranteed to be a lot less stressful.

Depending on how your home is set up and what your hobbies and interests are, the items or rooms that need more attention will vary. Single women might focus on decluttering clothes, shoes, makeup and similar items as oppose to a mother of two kids who loves to cook and do DIY projects. There’s still some items that are common ground in every home, like the “thing” drawer or a junk drawer – you know that drawer where you put any random item in? Yes, that one. Here are some suggestions for a 30-day decluttering project, the list is definitely customizable depending on where you want to focus the decluttering and organization of the areas in your home.

DAY 1
Clean out one junk drawer – it will still be a junk drawer, but you have to make room for the new junk you will put in there.

DAY 2
Purge closets of things that haven’t been worn in over a year. This also includes clothing items that are beyond repair.

DAY 3
Organize the clothes that are left.

DAY 4
Clean off your TV stand or end table.

DAY 5
Go through your mail pile.

DAY 6
Go through your magazines and clear out old issues.

DAY 7
Discard old books – donate them.

DAY 8
Purge two kitchen cabinets. You can start with the tupperware cabinet or drawer.

DAY 9
Clean out your wallet. Old receipts, discount cards or coupons that you no longer use, etc.

DAY 10
Clean out your purse(s)/bags.

DAY 11
Go through your makeup drawer or makeup bag and throw out expired items. Set aside ones that don’t match your color or items that you don’t reach for. Give them away to friends and family.

DAY 12
Organize your linen closet.

DAY 13
Go through your shoe rack. Check for shoes that need to be fixed and throw away those that are beyond repair.

DAY 14
Clean out almost empty or empty containers in the bathroom/shower.

DAY 15
Purge your bathroom cabinets. Throw out expired items.

DAY 16
Purge your medicine cabinet. Throw out expired medicine, gauze, vitamins, etc.

DAY 17
Check your refrigerator and throw out old items.

DAY 18
Clear off your kitchen counters. The only items that should remain there are the ones that you regularly use.

DAY 19
Empty another junk drawer.

DAY 20
Go through pantry/kitchen cabinets with food items and throw out old food.

DAY 21
Go through your spice rack or condiments rack and throw out old or empty ones.

DAY 22
Have your kids help you in picking out toys that they no longer like. Sell them at a garage sale or donate them.

DAY 23
Organize toys that are left. Have your kids help out with this activity too, so they know where everything should go after they’re done playing with them.

DAY 24
Throw out craft projects that you haven’t finished in 6 months. If you’re certain that you will be able to work on some projects before the year ends, organize them and make sure that you organize them better and get a better storage system so they don’t end up as clutter.

DAY 25
Sort the items in your garage. Which ones should be thrown out? Which ones could be sold? Which ones are you keeping?

DAY 26
Garage day 2: Organize what’s left in your garage. Hang tools in peg boards, sort similar items in sturdy bins and put power tools in a storage cabinet with locks – especially if you have kids.

DAY 27
Clean out your car.

DAY 28
Organize and discard empty/worn out cleaning supplies.

DAY 29
Organize/clean out pet supplies.

DAY 30
Clean the house or (if you’re comfortable with it) hire someone to clean it for you. You’d probably want to take this time to reward yourself for a job well done.

When you’re done and your home is as organized as it’s ever been, it’s highly recommended that you and other people in your home take steps in making sure that the house is always clean and free of clutter. Check out this blog about never having to clean your house again. You’ve worked too hard to have your house be a mess again!

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