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50 big and small things worth getting rid of this spring


Source: Delfi Dom Sad

Spring has come - and the soul needs renewal. But if you do not get rid of everything old, then you are unlikely to find a place for something new. Delfi Dom Sad tells what it is worth getting rid of without any regrets in order to free your house and head for something fresh.

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The very 50 things that you should get rid of were divided into several “heaps” - so it’s easier to navigate and do it gradually. What exactly you will start with does not matter; the main thing is not to start throwing it all away at once: there may not be enough space for bags on the floor, and even your pets will not understand. So let's go in order:

Crockery, kitchenware and first aid kit

Dull knives

Especially cheap knives made of bad steel, which will not help any whetstone whetstone. If the knife does not meet your standards, then perhaps it can be useful to someone else - give it to a charity, having previously wrapped it in cardboard and marked it. In no case do not dispose of it with ordinary waste - this is dangerous.

Disposable bags with sauce, sugar, salt

When you order food with delivery, you’ll still put a few bags in your food package that are enough for dinner, so feel free to throw out the accumulated “wealth”, and also expired ones.

Old medicine

We often store old medicines, and more often for some other reasons than waiting for the case to apply them. Before disposing of expired medicines, check the attached instructions. If the tablets were written according to your personal prescription and the package contains your data, then before throwing the bottle away, scrape them off with a knife or paint over with a permanent marker.

Expired spices

At some point, even fragrant cinnamon becomes tasteless dust. On average, ground spices are stored for 6-24 months, and non-ground - up to 4 years.

Plastic bags

Gather all the unnecessary bags and sacks around the house and take them to a dedicated plastic waste container. Buy a sturdy canvas bag or a special folding bag and go to the store with it. And take care of nature, and do not pick up excess products.

Reusable bags

If you often go to eco-fairs and always forget to bring a reusable shopping bag with you, then perhaps you have already accumulated a whole collection of such avoseks. But it’s hard to call them green unless you use them many times. Hand out extra bags to relatives, friends, neighbors or donate to charity.

Food containers without lids

Where did the covers go? Perhaps someday astrophysicists will be able to explain to us what kind of black hole absorbs plastic caps from containers (probably the same as men's socks), but for now, hand over all uncompleted parts for recycling.

Damaged dishes

It may not seem like a problem in the plate, but with each wash, water can seep into the plate and accumulate bacteria there. Moisture can deepen cracks if dishes are placed in the microwave.


If you are not going to organize a competition for eating sausages, then you do not need 10 different jars of mustard in the refrigerator, besides half dried.

Unrecognized foods in the freezer

If at first glance you cannot determine what is in this convolution of foil, then feel free to throw it away. In addition, not all products retain their shape and consistency after freezing - for example, porridge-like salmon can hardly look appetizing.

Kitchen Appliances

If you bought, say, a waffle iron or juicer, and used it only a couple of times, then you should not continue to store it - give it to someone else.

Fancy Bakeware

Yes, you can bake these cupcakes in the form of flowers, but if you do this once a year, it is better to get rid of this baking dish and use the classic universal form.

Extra circles

They are often given, so you definitely have those that you have not used for years. Keep your favorites, and donate the rest to charity.

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Bathroom, cosmetics and jewelry

Old towels

After serving your towels, you can cut them into rags or give them to animal shelters, where they are always very necessary.

Creams and Moisturizing Lotions

This applies to those who are obsessed with makeup products, bought in dozens of jars, then they are afraid that everything will be used up too quickly, and as a result they will not be used at all. Banks stand, bacteria accumulate. If you have never used a jar of another souffle for the body for more than three months, then you do not need it.

Old makeup

Do not store a tube of old mascara, just because it cost a lot of money. Using old cosmetics can cost you much more - the bacteria accumulated in it do not sleep, you know. That is why experts recommend throwing away everything that was discovered more than 3 months ago.

Natural washcloth

It turns out that natural washcloths (loofah) can be used for only about 3 weeks. After that, they make you dirtier than cleaner.

Old nail polish

One shade of color will be enough. It is unlikely that you will be able to fully use all the bottles to the end. In addition, between some of them it is almost impossible to notice the difference.


We are not talking about jewelry made of precious and semiprecious metals and stones, but cheaper jewelry, which is usually made of plastic. It doesn’t matter if it was a gift or a big discount, which you simply couldn’t get past, but if you don’t wear these jewelry, give it to your friends or give it to charity.

Extra hair bands

Your hair deserves better than rubber bands that have lain under the sofa just how long.

Mini Toiletry Packaging

Let photos, souvenirs and a tan remind you of your travels, and not the accumulated dozens of bottles and bags with soap and disposable toothbrushes from hotels. If these riches have expired, then throw them away without regret. If they are still suitable, then return to the shelter.

Bedroom and wardrobe

Kids' things

Yes, we know that it’s sad to part with the little things dear to your heart that you put on your baby, but he grew up from them a long time ago. If the clothes are in good condition, then give them to an orphanage, charity, or family in need. And if it is not in the best condition, then use it as soft rags or for needlework.

Old sheets

Sheets that have been washed many times and have already served their purpose become literally transparent. Like old towels, it is better to take them to animal shelters for the needs of cats and dogs.

Promotional T-Shirts

It is unlikely that you wear all the t-shirts that you received at a promotional event of a mobile operator or the opening of a new store, so donate them to charity or use for needlework.


Given the speed of changing fashion trends (and often the quality of clothes), you would rather have to throw away or get rid of your cardigan than sew buttons to it. Give them to the needlework club or your friend who sews.

Wire hangers

We bring them home from dry cleaning, but do not use them constantly - sharp shoulders ugly pull clothes, especially knitted and knitted.

Plastic hangers

Plastic hangers are better than wire hangers, but they can also pull clothes. For sliding garments (for example, from silk), choose velvet-coated hangers, and for jackets and jackets, choose inexpensive wooden ones.

Clothing is not the size

An unwritten rule: if the clothes are two sizes larger or smaller, then by the time they fit you, they will be out of fashion. Do not litter the closet with things that have long served their purpose.

Uncomfortable shoes

She can look amazing, but unbearable when walking. Throw a party for your friends with an exchange of things, maybe someone will turn out to be exactly the Cinderella that these shoes fit. And in return you can get a stylish skirt or a luxurious jacket.

Old bras

Many women not only wash bras incorrectly, but also wear them much longer than they should. If the bra has lost its fresh appearance, shape, elasticity, became uncomfortable, then throw it away without regret, no matter how much it costs.

Old mattresses

According to many experts, mattresses need to be changed every 5-10 years, but it all depends on how carefully he was looked after, cleaned and turned over. If you are worse off falling asleep, sleeping, and waking up, then maybe it's time to change the mattress.

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Books, newspapers, magazines and other stationery

Old directories

Outdated information is unlikely to tell you something new, so if you do not use directories as historical references, you can safely turn them in for processing or to someone who needs them, for example, for collages or crafts.

Old bestsellers

Hand out old bestsellers to friends, colleagues, for charity, or arrange a book exchange party. If your city has mini-libraries (small shelves with free books), then take them there. In ordinary libraries, such books are usually not needed.


Even if you work from home, then you are unlikely to need all these dozens of blocks of sticky notes. Donate them to charity or use them to arrange order at home.

Old magazines

You can save a couple of magazines so that they become vintage, but give the rest for recycling. If you have fairly old magazines (before the 2000s) in good condition, you can put them up for sale on eBay.

Old pens and felt-tip pens

Collect all the pens and felt-tip pens, and while watching your favorite series, check all of them for suitability. All that does not write - feel free to throw it away.

Empty diaries

There are two ways out: either develop the habit of keeping a diary, or give it to the one who has it.

Old postcards

This is a very sensitive issue, but nevertheless it needs to be resolved. Leave the most cordial postcards from the dearest people (especially those who are no longer with you), and use the rest for collages (if this is your hobby) or turn them over for recycling.

Old computer trash

CD collection

Everything is quite simple here - get rid of everything that you don’t like (give it to your friends, take it to a second-hand, throw it away), and save everything that you like to your computer.


Collect all the video tapes and take them to the digitization - you will have your entire video archive, which can fit on one flash drive in a format in which you can easily mount the best and brightest moments.

Empty batteries

Do not save empty batteries if you are not going to turn them all over to a recycling point at once. The temptation is great to start digging into them, if the batteries for the TV are depleted, but there are no new ones - a meaningless and time-consuming task.

Old phones

Have you been using your smartphone for a long time, but still keep your old push-button telephone? If you do not collect exhibits for the museum of ancient technology, we recommend that you turn in all the old electronics for recycling.

Unvisited Shows, Movies, and TV Shows

If you use the telesubscription service, then over time the list of shows, TV shows and movies can grow to incredible sizes. Erase everything and start the day with a clean slate.

Social Networks

It is one thing when you devote a few minutes a day to social networks, chat with people, learn something new, and quite another when you think thoughtlessly and leaf through them, as this has become an automatic routine for you. This can harm not only your psychological health, but also your relationship with loved ones.

Things around you

Excess vases

When you have a couple of your favorite vases, the rest just take up space. Distribute extra vases to friends or second-hand.

Paint residue

If you store paint residues, then we have bad news. Even if the paint has not dried, it is very likely that it is no longer suitable - over time, the paint may change its quality, become darker, lighter or yellow (depending on the composition and storage conditions).

Waste candles

If you were presented with scented candles with a scent that you don’t like, then you shouldn’t keep them forever - give them to friends who really like this scent, or to a social center.

Unused Handicraft Materials

Once you heard that knitting perfectly relieves stress, bought knitting needles and yarn, but since then you have not even touched them. With knitting like that - either you knit or not. If you are inclined to the second option, then take the materials to the one who knits.

Bank with a trifle

No, no, don't throw it away! Ask the store to exchange coins for banknotes, or if there are too many coins, put them in a donation box, for example, an animal shelter.

“Bonus”: Annoying “friends”

If someone from your environment does not cease to annoy you, reduce communication with this person to nothing. Believe me, it's not worth it.

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