It's time to declutter your life.
It's basically just an excuse to hide clutter that you probably forgot existed.
While washing your towels after every three uses and giving them a vinegar treatment will typically keep 'em fresh, if they're discolored, it's time to pony up for .
No matter how cute they are or how perfectly they pair with your LBD, if your heels hurt so much that you avoid wearing them—or worse, wear them and have to hobble all day—add your kicks to the donation pile.
Like it or not, your shoes are already tracking bacteria all of over your house. Don't let the stench travel too. If the odor reaches your nose, buy some new sneaks.
You have the photos, you have the memories, and you don't need the clutter. Can't seem to part with all that taffeta? Turn them into dress-up clothes for your little one.
If your girls are bulging out, your straps are digging into your shoulders, or your cups are gaping, it's time to give up on your old standby. Same goes for any bras that are really starting to show their age.
We don't know why socks always run away after laundry sessions, but we do know that their fallen brethren aren't worth holding onto. Unless you're really into puppets.
Yes, your kid is #1, but if your kid is also no longer actually a kid, take a #shelfie of all of the participation trophies she's gathered over the years and frame that instead to make room for more memories.
...or basically any decor that looks like you bought it in your college bookstore. If it's a poster you love, frame it. Any will do!
...that is if you haven't touched them since 2010 because Alexa plays all your music now. If that's the case, let something more useful take up bookcase space.
Of course there's nothing wrong with getting a little dirt on your fingers, but if your gloves are too beat up, you could be susceptible to injuries. Consider repurposing them and the rest of your old tools into pretty DIY projects.
The is that ground spices are good for about two to three years while whole spices can last up to four.
Some things, like the cast iron skillet you inherited from your mom, can stand the test of time. But that once non-stick pan you bought at the dollar store should probably go if it still has residue or rust even after you've given it the .
If you upgraded to a smartphone years ago and that Krzr is still sitting in your junk drawer, donate it to someone who can get more use out of it than you will. Contact your carrier to see if they work with any charities, or look into organizations like .
Concealers and liquid foundation for six months. After that you risk bacteria growing in the vile (yum!) while mascara should be chucked after three months. The good news is that your favorite lipstick and gloss can keep for two years.
Odds are your favorite Chinese food place has an online menu. Trash the papers, but keep the coupons.
If you can no longer remember where you met the person whose card has been living in your wallet for two years, then say goodbye. However, if you happen to be holding onto a stash of s you want to network with, then use a rainy Sunday to digitize the good ones and recycle the duds.
This one should go without saying, but why are they so hard to part with?
If it starts to permanently smell like leftovers, gets cracked or is discolored from too much time in the microwave, you should replace the plastic containers.
There comes a time in every adult's life when she should say sayonara to cousin Suzie's generic greeting card from 2013. Ditto for the one with the photo of her sweet kids and Santa—you can cherish that pic on Instagram, anyway. If you're looking to make your own cards (even though they might be destined for Suzie's waste basket too) here are some jolly tutorials.
If they start to give you the willies, or look like they're always judging you, don't keep them around.
Tried to take up knitting but never got the hang? Thought you'd become a master scrapbooker but got bored after the first page? There's no shame, but there's also no reason to keep that stuff from a bygone impulse sitting around.