20 things to get rid of now
We know how hard it can be to let go of a good coupon. But expired, unusable coupons just take up space and make you disorganized. Put them where they belong. And don't worry--there will be others.
By Kristin Wong
Clothes you never wear
Rule of thumb: if you haven't worn it in two years, and it doesn't have any strong sentimental value, remove it from your closet. Yes, this includes the sequined crop top you bought on Bourbon Street back in '04.
Stacks of old magazines & newspapers
If you've got a growing stack of publications that have been gathering dust, it's time to purge. Consider donating them to your library--that way, they're still getting use.
Rarely used kitchen gadgets
Do you really need those pizza scissors? A gadget that saves you three seconds every few months probably isn't worth the space it takes up in your kitchen.
We're not suggesting you toss out your growing pile of bills (though that is tempting). But spring-cleaning is all about getting organized--so consider tackling that mail stack and filing away what you need.
If it's been in your medicine cabinet since Mel Gibson had a career, it's probably time to toss it. Old prescription medications can pile up, so go through your cabinets and see what's taking up space. Just be sure to dispose of them properly.
There are mementos you treasure and will hold onto forever, and then there are those you don't throw away out of sheer guilt. Toss them. You probably never look at them anyway. Plus, you have your memories.
You know what we're talking about--that Petri dish of leftovers from two weeks ago that's growing in the back of your fridge. We don't blame you for trying to forget it, but it's time to face the mold.
Back in the day, that MuVo mp3 player was top of the line. But now, it sits in an electronics graveyard in the back of your closet. Sell or donate those products you know you'll never use again.
Abandoned beauty supplies
If you're anything like us, you own a pile of beauty products that failed to live up to their claim. They might have been expensive, but if they didn't work for you, it's time to get rid of them.