Everyone is a fan of hoarding especially if there are times like Black Friday and some other sale events. It is good to hoard, but sometimes, it can be extreme too. One day you will just realize how many things you have purchased versus the stuff you need in your life.
Sometimes, living every day can be full of unnecessary baggage that can create a not so lovely atmosphere. Sometimes homes with hoard items can be messy, limited space, and uncomfortable. People tend to hoard, that is normal. However, there are times that hoarding is not right and you should find a reason to declutter.
Here are five items in your home that you should declutter so your family can breathe comfortably:
1. Old magazines, newspapers, and books
Keeping your kids’ first books at the nursery can be cute. But once your family becomes huge or your kids grew, then you should just have to let them go. You can keep a piece of your kids’ first on a scrapbook. For old magazines and newspapers, unless you are on the cover, you can sell them or repurpose.
2. Broken appliances and furniture
Upcycle your broken furniture or appliances to make them useful but if you have no plan of doing it this week, just let go. If you are not a hobbyist or have no time for upcycling, you can find furniture shops or junk yard and sell the items.
3. Old clothes, shoes, and bags
Donate and be a blessing. If the clothes, shoes, and bags are still in excellent condition, then you can either donate it to unfortunate or sell. If not in good condition, you can also donate it to rag maker businesses or make your own rag.
4. Expired food
Spoiled food should be thrown away; you can still eat at your own risks. Expiration dates are the time that food is no longer fresh, passed its potency, so nutrients are more likely destroyed.
5. Plastic bottles and cans
Sell them. If you have plans of recycling your bottles and cans into something useful such as home decoration and garden pots, do it now. If you can’t find the time, then just sell them, and you’ll get rid of them and turn those into money.
Hoarding cleanup is not an easy thing to do, first you need a 100% mindset that you will do it. Second, you must be willing to let go the items you will not need in the next few months. Finally, start picking those things off the list and have someone pull the items for donation or if not recyclable, for throwing. Make sure to separate the items that can be used by other people. You can also sell those in your garage but make sure you are 100% positive in letting go of your hoard. You can always have a service of hoarding cleanup to make it easier and less mess for you and your family.