Spring Cleaning Tips AKA 35 Things In Your Home To Get Rid Of RIGHT NOW

35 Things In Your Home To Get Rid Of RIGHT NOW

With winter hitting its peak, homes are quickly becoming tight quarters as we hole up to ride out the rest of this frosty season. It may be early for spring cleaning, but there's no time like now to make good on that resolution you've been harboring since the new year.

Here's a list of 35 things in your home you can get rid of RIGHT NOW. Trash, trade, sell or donate -- the options for handling this clutter are endless (and could make you some serious money). Having trouble getting started? Choose to tackle one item a day, and you'll have a clutter-free home in NO time.

  1. -- Appliances that don't work anymore (hairdryers, toasters, vacuum cleaners)
  2. -- Hangers from the dry cleaner
  3. -- Air mattresses that do nothing but leak (you know you have one)
  4. -- "Extra" bath towels, aka the ones that hog cupboard space
  5. -- The excess rags you don't use
  6. -- Every last one of your 10,000 high school T-shirts
  7. -- Expired sunscreen, medicine and beauty products
  8. -- Crusty old makeup
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  10. -- The plastic silverware you hoard from takeout
  11. -- Wadded-up plastic grocery bags
  12. -- The clothes you don't wear
  13. -- Decorative throw pillows that do more annoying than decorating
  14. -- Books you've never read and never plan to read
  15. -- Cookbooks you've never read and never plan to use
  16. -- The shunned mugs, bowls, plates and cups in the waaay back of the cabinet
  17. -- Stacks of old magazines
  18. -- DVDs, CDs and VHS tapes
  19. -- The miscellaneous cables, wires and old phone chargers that don't get used (The Razr was last eon, people.)
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  21. -- Excess Tupperware
  22. -- Random kitchen gadgets that never get used (you know who you are, XXL grapefruit slicer)
  23. -- The freezer meat that's been there for a year
  24. -- Receipts. ALL of the old receipts.
  25. -- Miscellaneous office supplies
  26. -- Almost-empty alcohol bottles that have remained untouched since the wedding of '89
  27. -- All those ancient ketchup packets
  28. -- Stationery that lost its envelopes
  29. -- Any hotel-size toiletry you won't use in the next year
  30. -- Ratty hair bands
  31. -- Expired cleaning products, and ones you never use
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  33. -- Holiday cards
  34. -- Ancient craft supplies
  35. -- Old yard toys
  36. -- Any pot or pan that's seen better days (then treat yo'self to a new one)
  37. -- Unused paper goods (plates, napkins, cups -- you know the drill)
  38. -- Tattered board games (It was fun... but now we're done)
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