Day-by-Day Decluttering, Day 1: Recycle and Throw Away Garbage

Day-by-Day Decluttering - Day 1: Recycle and Throw Away Garbage | Ordered and Organized
Last updated: May 25, 2018 at 0:10 am


This is the first post of a series called Day-by-Day Decluttering to help those of you who are just getting started–or starting over again–on decluttering.  

If you’re overwhelmed with a cluttered, messy house, where do you start to gain control?  Well, with the garbage, of course.  You know what garbage I’m talking about, right?  That empty chip bag your teenager left on the coffee table.  The empty water bottle or soft drink can on the side table.  Those bits of crayon labels on the dining table.  Stuff like that.  Recycle what you can.  Throw away the rest.

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All

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Breadmaker. Garlic press. Carabiner. Padlocks.

These are things frequently on those “100 items you can throw away today” lists you find on Pinterest. Yet I use all those items named above. Regularly. I promise. I really do.

And I bet there are items on those lists that you use. Like VHS tapes. I tossed mine six or seven years ago, but my parents still watch theirs frequently. And records. I have a friend who collects them and listens to them at least weekly if not daily.

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