If you have a house full of stuff you don't use, it's time to get rid of it and turn that space into something exciting – a space for hobbies or mediation or guests or exercise. The possibilities are truly endless, but first you need to throw away the extra rubbish in your home.
When cleaning out your possessions, only keep stuff that makes you happy directly or helps to indirectly make you happy. For example, your kitchen sponge may not make you happy, but it helps you clean your dishes, and a clean kitchen makes you happy. Here are three tips to guide you toward only owning what makes you happy.
1. Get rid of anything you haven't used in a year
As a general rule of thumb, you should get rid of anything you haven't used in a year. If you never use the good china, throw it out. If you haven't been able to fit in your old jeans for two years, get rid of them as well. If you find yourself, saying "what if" and trying to invent scenarios with those items, think about what you are really feeling.
If you are truly feeling excitement and wonder about what you are holding in your hands, keep it. If you are feeling fear or guilt, get rid of it.
2. Throw away anything you are keeping out of fear
If you have old prescription medicine because you are afraid you might get sick again, throw it out. It is likely expired and not a good idea to use without doctor supervision anyway. If you are afraid of having your wall paint chipped so you have countless cans of paint in your basement, get rid of that as well.
Your walls are likely faded from the colour in the cans anyway. Keep in mind, you cannot throw paint in the rubbish but need to take steps to recycle it.
If you are afraid of an audit and keeping filing cabinets full of paper, create some space by scanning everything into a digital file. Then, shred the paper and throw it in the rubbish.
3. Eliminate rubbish that makes you feel guilty
If you have piles of old yarn that you feel guilty about not kitting with, if you have old birthday cards that you feel guilty about throwing away or classic books you feel guilty about not reading yet, just throw all of those things in the rubbish.
Look at everything in your house. If you don't use it or it makes you feel bad, call a rubbish removal company and get it taken away. Your entire life will feel lighter. To learn more, contact a company like Backyard Bins with any questions you have.
Welcome to my blog. My name is Connie, and I love to write about all kinds of topics. As a self-proclaimed "clean freak", I have a lot of strategies on keeping my house immaculate, and ironically, that attitude extends to my garbage as well. I take steps to make sure the bin stays clean so it doesn't attract bugs or termites. I organise the rubbish so I can use some for composting, send some to the recycling centres and keep my rubbish bags relatively small. I also dabble with other ideas and strategies. If your rubbish smells, if there is too much of it or if you have any other questions or concerns about garbage removal, you have come to the right place. Please explore these posts – I hope they entertain and inform you.