25 things to get rid of when you’re bored at home

The Hamilton Spectator - - LIVING - GABRIELLE SAVOIE

Even if you only have five to 10 min­utes to spare, there are a few things you can toss to make your life a lot more or­ga­nized and ef­fi­cient.

Or­ga­ni­za­tional ex­pert and au­thor Bar­bara Re­ich guides us through the ar­eas of our home that could use a lit­tle de­clut­ter­ing.

Toss these 25 things to­day and treat your­self to some­thing good. Liv­ing room:

• Framed pho­tos that aren’t in fo­cus or rel­e­vant

• Va­ca­tion me­men­tos that no longer fit the space

• Ac­ces­sories that have no mean­ing or that are cre­at­ing clut­ter

• Board games that no one plays

• Any­thing chipped or bro­ken Kitchen:

• Any food stor­age con­tainer missing a top

• Any large ap­pli­ance that’s never used or doesn’t work

• Any food past its ex­pi­ra­tion date

• Mis­matched mugs that you’ve ac­cu­mu­lated over the years

• Te­flon pans that are scratched Bed­room:

• Ex­cess pil­lows on the bed

• Cloth­ing and shoes that don’t fit or are beyond re­pair

• Any­thing re­ceived as a gift that isn’t used

• Bed­ding that doesn’t fit the bed

• Bed­ding that’s old and stained Bath­room:

• Med­i­ca­tions past their ex­pi­ra­tion date

• Toi­letries and cos­met­ics that are past their ex­pi­ra­tion date

• Lip­stick in colours you’ll never use

• Ex­tra travel or pro­mo­tion cos­metic bags

• Any gifted prod­ucts that you never use En­try­way:

• Old re­ceipts that aren’t needed

• News­pa­pers and mag­a­zines that have ac­cu­mu­lated

• Keys that are no longer rel­e­vant

• Coats or jack­ets that no longer fit, are out of style, or are beyond re­pair

• Gloves with­out mates

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Toss out any ap­pli­ance that’s never used or doesn’t work.

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