Things to Purge
From Your Home
Get rid of tablecloths that you no longer use, and consider buying a new one to welcome the new year.
1. Stained Tablecloths
Keep a few on hand for guests to peruse, whether in the den or the bathroom, and recycle the rest.
Most types of makeup are past their prime after about 6 months—mascara, especially.
4. Old Makeup
Go through your closet and discard anything that doesn’t fit or is no longer in style. Donate items you don’t need or want to those who can make good use of them.
6. Clothes That No Longer Fit
As you sort, toss out games and puzzles with missing pieces—they’re not worth the frustration.
7. Outgrown Toys, Games, and Puzzles
Delete junk mail, respond to messages you’ve been meaning to, and sort everything else into labeled folders.
8. Accumulated Emails
9. Papers and Broken Stuff in Your Junk Drawer
If you have more than you can possibly use in the near future, consider donating the extras to a charity gift-wrapping service.
10. Excess Wrapping Paper
Get rid of duplicates and warped whisks, and donate any utensils that you never use.
11. Kitchen Utensil Drawer Surplus
Gather them together, along with all those gifts of soaps, bubble baths, body lotions, hair products, and other beauty items that aren’t your preferred brands, and donate them.
12. Health and Beauty Products
And if you still have a collection of takeout menus hanging out in a kitchen drawer, toss them in with recycling—they’re probably all available online.
14. Takeout Utensils and Condiments
15. Dingy Sheets and Towels