30 Things to Get Rid of NOW!

hotel toiletries

It can be really difficult to let go of things.
But you say; I might read that book someday, I might wear that
dress someday, I might need that item someday.
You know what? You probably will never wear that dress,
read that book, or use that item again. So be realistic,
and get rid of stuff you don’t use anymore.

Here are 30 items to get rid of:

  1. Single socks with no mate, or holes in them
  2. Pencils with worn down erasers
  3. Last years magazines that take up space
  4. Checks to accounts you no longer have
  5. Shoes that are worn out, or don’t fit
  6. Clothing you haven’t worn in the past year or more
  7. Makeup that’s expired or you don’t use anymore
  8. Rusty tools and outdoor garden gear
  9. Toys kids have outgrown
  10. All those screws in that jar you will never use
  11. Last years pay stubs
  12. Old cables filling up that box
  13. Single earrings and necklaces with broken clasps
  14. Jigsaw puzzles with missing pieces
  15. Old schoolbooks and college notebooks
  16. Books you know you’ll never read
  17. Expired medications and vitamins
  18. Broken camping or sports equipment
  19. Storage containers without lids
  20. Greeting cards from years ago
  21. Hotel shampoo and conditioner bottles
  22. Unfinished projects’ craft supplies
  23. Torn towels & washclothes
  24. Old, worn out canvas and reusable bags
  25. Or, all those extra bags you hold on to
  26. Dried up magic markers
  27. Cookbooks you don’t use anymore
  28. Expired coupons
  29. Flat, stained old bed pillows
  30. User manuals to defunct appliances

There are many more things you can throw out,
donate or sell. 
Ignore what you want to keep,

Sell what you can, donate what won’t sell, and throw out
unimportant damaged things. Having less stuff makes it
easier to get organized!

I’d love to know what other things you can get rid of now!

If you live in the Boston area, and would like a
FREE 1/2 hour telephone consultation to discuss your
clutter issues,
contact Judy at: clutterclearercoach@comcast.net

Reduce Coupon Clutter

Coupons

If you collect coupons, you know they can get out of control. It’s easy to cut them out and collect them with good intentions of getting a bargain. But, do you put them in a pile that gets lost in the clutter, or put them aside in a designated spot that you forget to look at periodically?

Look around and find your coupons. You probably won’t be surprised to find that some, or most of them are out of date. I certainly forget about my coupons at times. Recycle any that have expired. Then, quick-sort the coupons that are still useable into categories such as food items, health and beauty, restaurant, clothing, office supplies, etc.. Put each category in a labeled envelope or fasten with a paper clip.

Be sure to keep your organized coupons in one particular area at home or in the office so they are easily accessible when you need them. And, check them often. We all love saving money and getting a good deal!

If you live in the Boston area, and would like a FREE 1/2 hour telephone consultation to discuss your clutter issues, contact me at clutterclearercoach@comcast.net

Coupon Collection Chaos

Coupons

If you collect coupons, you know they can get out of control. It’s easy to cut them out and collect them with good intentions of getting a bargain. But, do you put them in a pile that gets lost in the clutter, or put them aside in a designated spot that you forget to look at periodically?

I don’t cut coupons from magazines, but I do get them in the mail. Staples, Tags Hardware, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and BJ’s send special deals to me regularly. Some of these are decent; like BJ’s recent three month free membership card that expires 12/31/16. I doubt I’ll make it there before the end of December. Bed, Bath & Beyond mails out large coupon post cards that offer either $5.00 or 20% off your next purchase. (Don’t tell anybody, but the sales clerks don’t check the expiration dates on these coupons, so you can use outdated ones from as long ago as a few years.)

I also get discounts printed at the bottom of purchase receipts from CVS and Walgreen’s. If relevant to my needs, I tear that part off of the receipt to use on an item or two I might want, and put them in a folder with a clear plastic window so I can see them. Ultimately, I never take advantage of them before they expire. Whole Foods Market has seasonal Coupon booklets offering deals on various items in their stores. Sometimes, I cut a couple of them out, and once in a while use them, but usually don’t.

Plenty of discounts/coupons are sent to our email inboxes. I’ve recently purchased ink toner online, and am now receiving at least 2 special toner and other office product deals in my email inbox per week. When I next need toner, I will click on one of those specials and order more. Know that you can unsubscribe from these offers so they don’t become clutter and clog up your inbox.

Does my experience seem familiar to you? Look around, and find your own coupons. You probably won’t be surprised to find that some, or most of them are out of date. Recycle any that have expired. Then, quick-sort the coupons that are still usable into categories such as food items, health and beauty, restaurant, clothing, office supplies, etc.. Put each category in a labeled envelope, or fasten with a paper clip.

Be sure to keep your organized coupons in one particular area at home, in your pocket book, or in the office so they are easily accessible when you need them. (as long as they are organized, and not scattered about)  And, check them often for expiration dates. We all love saving money and getting a good deal!

Let me know if you have coupon collection chaos, and how you deal with it.

If you live in the Boston area, and would like a FREE 1/2 hour telephone consultation to discuss your clutter issues, contact me at clutterclearercoach@comcast.net