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Out with the Old in with the New Year

January 4, 2021 • Momcents

Written by Momcents Mom Krista

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to go through your house and get rid of stuff you no longer need or use.  As you're putting away your holiday gifts, think about things you can donate, give to friends, sell or throw away/recycle.  I have created a list of things that came to the top of my mind.  Do one item on this list a day and you won’t believe the amount of stuff you can declutter in less than a month!   

  • Kitchen gadgets/small appliances you never use 
  • Reusable water bottles 
  • Old hair products 
  • Old make up 
  • Old medication 
  • Sample beauty products you won’t use 
  • Kids toys they have grown out of or don’t play with (now is the time to grab the 100 McDonalds toys, I promise they most likely won’t notice) 
  • Expired food in the pantry 
  • Expired coupons 
  • Unmatched socks 
  • Old chargers or plugins that you don’t have devices for anymore 
  • Apps on your phone that you don’t use 
  • Unsubscribe to emails that aren’t useful or from places you care about 
  • Holiday décor you don’t put out anymore 
  • Old magazines that you think you will read but will never get to 
  • Books that you have read and won’t read again 
  • Clothes that don’t fit or don’t wear 
  • Tupperware containers with no lid 
  • Tupperware lids with no containers 
  • CDs and DVDs you no longer use 
  • Kids shoes that no longer fit and cannot be handed down to a sibling 
  • Old nail polish 
  • Expired sunblock 
  • Old dog or cat toys 
  • Gloves and mittens with no match 

It is a little work to do, but it is so worth it when you are done!  These are just my ideas, some of these things you may want to hold onto forever and that’s okay!  What would you add to this list?  Happy New Year and happy decluttering!  

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