Spare Glasses and Mugs:
- Keep matching glassware that’s used daily.
- Donate all back-of-the-cabinet dust collectors.
Excess Tupperware Containers:
- Evaluate containers, and recycle all that are misshaped or missing lids.
- Keep only what fits neatly into one cabinet.
Surplus Dishes and Utensils:
- Donate the old set that is collecting dust in the back of the highest cabinet.
- Vow to use your fancy set more often.
- Assess your pantry, and remove all expired items that are adding to the clutter.
- Donate food that can’t be used within two weeks to a local shelter or food drive.
Emergency Sheets and Blankets:
- Eliminate down to one spare set per bed.
- Donate the excess to an animal shelter.
- Remove all old pillows that have lost their support and have since been replaced.
- Lose decorative pillows that land on the floor.
- Donate excess to animal shelters who use old towels for pet beds and clean up.
- Keep only towels that are in good condition.
Backup Toiletries and Medicine:
- Toss all free samples and any product that you do not use on a weekly basis.
- Remove all expired or unused medications, and start a medicine cabinet inventory.
Supplemental Office Supplies:
- Throw away dried out markers and pens.
- Donate all new or gently used supplies.
A Library of Books:
- Keep a selection of favorites and references.
- Donate all other books that have been read to local schools, bookstores, or libraries.
Special Project Craft Supplies:
- Assign supplies to a project, and date it. Anything that’s not created by that date goes.
- Donate all new or gently used craft supplies.