If you’re like most people, you probably have a lot of stuff lying around your home that is collecting dust and doesn’t really need to be there. You know what you should do with all that stuff? As hard as it may be, throw it away. Not only will you save some space, but you’ll make your life a lot better as a whole.
1. Old clothes
Possibly the hardest to throw away on this list, but even if you can squeeze into them; trust me, you’ll want to throw them away or give them to someone.
Source: Instagram | @keffandjelly
2. Old makeup
Those early 2000s colorful eyes aren’t in style anymore. It’s high time you throw that away or sell it in favor of newer, higher quality products.
Source: Instagram | @siqne_siqne
3. That old toothbrush
Replace your toothbrush every three months. If you’ve been sick, throw it away immediately and buy a new one as soon as you can. They’re available at the dollar store, and you probably won’t need those extra features the more expensive ones have, so it’s totally fine.
Source: Instagram | @thefirthlady
4. Socks with holes and socks where one is missing
If you can’t find one of them, just throw it away. If there’s holes in them? Throw those away too.
Source: Instagram | @midtownlaundry
5. Old, stinky, torn up shoes
Throw those away and invest in a shiny new pair. This all depends on if you’re the kind of person that wears one pair of shoes for 5 years or you like to have multiple pairs and switch between them.
Source: Instagram | @arie_styawan_
6. Gooey nail polish
When polish turns gooey, it’s no good and it belongs in the trash.
Source: So TIPical Me
7. Old spice
No, not that. Don’t attack me with the Terry Crews jokes just yet. If any of your spices have gone past their sell by date, it’s time for them to hit the trash bag.
Source: Instagram | @usa2kangel
8. Broken toys
Unless you’re creative and know how to re-purpose toys, and maybe even they’re sentimental to you, don’t throw them away.
On a side note, if you have a certain few well kept Barbie dolls lying around your house, you can fetch some serious cash.
Source: Instagram | @amazingazcomics
9. Worn out and yucky dish towels
Another thing that can be bought at the dollar store, so there’s no reason to keep the old ones if you have them.
Source: Instagram | @erinelizabethfitness
10. Chipped dishes
All they’re going to do from this point is continue to chip, so there’s no point in keeping them.
Source: Instagram | @tacogetsfit
11. Expired medicine
Medicine is supposed to help your health, but if you take expired medicine, it will do anything but. Throw it away!
Source: Great Divide Photography | Shutterstock
12. Books you haven’t read
Unless you intend to at some point, they shouldn’t sit on your bookshelf collecting dust. Give them as gifts, though. Books are amazing.
Source: Instagram | @katherinejdoubleday
13. Old paint
While it’s a good idea to hold on to paint for touch ups, it tends to fade overtime so it’s a good idea to get rid of it after a while.
Source: Instagram | @hollysuzart
14. Old magazines
Don’t hold on to every fashion magazine you own. Read it, keep it for a couple days and then throw it away.
Source: Instagram | @rshid
15. Old sponges
These will do the total opposite of actually cleaning your dishes, which is why it’s not so well advised to hold on to them.
Source: Instagram | @lynseygarty
16. Your junk drawer
All that stuff has probably been sitting for years. It doesn’t need to be there anymore, just saying.
Source: Instagram | @tonyray55
17. Air fresheners that aren’t so fresh
If they have worn out and aren’t letting off any fumes, it’s time for them to go.
That lotion graveyard needs to be digged up and paved through.
Source: Polished Habitat
19. Games with missing pieces
Most of you know all too well that if a game has a missing piece, you can’t play it.
If you can’t find a piece, throw the game away and buy it again.
Source: Pinterest | quietfish.com
20. Broken/outdated electronic devices
If they’re broken but not outdated, then invest in fixing them.
But if they’re both, then throw them away or give them to someone who knows how to tinker with them.
21. Instruction manuals
In this day and age, LBR, no one reads instruction manuals. Don’t let them stack in your drawers. Throw them away.
Source: Ask Anna
22. Purses you never use
Throw away or sell the millions of cheaper purses you have and invest in one slightly more expensive one. Instant win!
Source: Cape Point Route
23. Random containers and jars
If they’re empty and you’re not using them, it’s time for them to go as well.