Remove these 11 things from your home right away because if your house is full of clutter, the negativity creeps in and makes your place uninviting.
The first step to taking care of yourself and de-stressing is to make sure that your environment is in order. Seeing your house full of clutter can affect your mood negatively and make your personal space seem like a place you want to escape from, rather than something to look forward to coming home to. Organize a “throwing out” day every month to make sure that you don’t have clutter building up. Here are some things you should consider purging from your home and download our printable to help you get rid of items you don’t need!
1. Old magazines
Get rid of old magazines you have lying around because chances are; you aren’t going to read them again. Find places where you can donate your magazines to such as child care centers, doctor’s offices, nail salons, nursing homes, and libraries. If there’s an article that speaks to you, scan a digital image of it and keep it on your computer. Or keep a folder of magazine clippings if you like saving magazine articles.
Use the two-year rule for clothes — get rid of apparel that you haven’t worn in two years. Sell them to a thrift store (find a thrift store at thethriftshopper.com) or donate them to the needy.
Go through your pantry and fridge and clean out items that need to be thrown out — the old, unused, and rotting. Do this weekly instead of monthly, just to make sure you don’t have any unpleasant surprises!