Grab the garbage and go!
We are living in a tech-saturated world, but so often, old wires and plugs end up stuffed in drawers for no reason. Pro tip: You probably don’t need these old cords and chargers! Go through them one by one with your family or roommates to figure out which ones people actually use, and get rid of the rest. Throw away any that are frayed or damaged, but consider reselling the rest online or finding a center in your area that repurposes or recycles them!
Who doesn’t love ordering some take-out? But long after the food is gone, the memory of it remains in the form of packets of sauce, dressing, fortune cookies, and plastic utensils.
Toss it all.
Unless you regularly use the utensils or depend on the sauce packets to spice up your other meals, these items quickly turn into clutter in your kitchen that you are better off without!
Papers, Boxes, and Recycling
After you buy something new, you probably keep the box or packaging somewhere along with any instructions or warrantees that came with it. Sometimes, we end up holding onto these things long after the warrantee has ended, or even after we stop using the item itself. Keep track of these items so that you know when the warrantee is useless and everything is safe to toss, and recycle any boxes that your orders get delivered in unless you know you are moving soon or will immediately reuse the box.
While you’re at it, look through all your old stacks of magazines and newspapers and get to work! It’s easy to toss a magazine onto the coffee table or into a basket or rack, but how often do you ever really pick it up again? Consider giving recent magazines to friends or family who still want to read the articles or recipes; otherwise start recycling and enjoy all the space you save.