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50 things you need to throw away

We all want a happy, clear mind and this starts at home. If you are living in messy, cluttered rooms this will have a negative impact on you and could slow you down.

I challenge you to chuck away items that are not needed. I have created a list below to give you some ideas of items that you no longer need you and will be surprised at how good this makes you feel.

Remember not all items need to be thrown in the bin.  Some can be taken to the charity shop or you can have a carboot sale so organise two boxes one for rubbish and one for charity/carboot.

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  • Out of date news paper and magazines
  • Scraps of wrapping paper
  • Old paperwork, but make sure you shred anything with personal details on.
  • takeaway leaflets that you don’t use
  • Birthday and Christmas cards
  • Burnt out candles
  • Diffuses that have lost their scent
  • Plastic tubes that are discoloured
  • Out of date tin food
  • Odd cutely
  • Mugs and glasses that don’t match sets
  • Table mats that are peeling and look worn
  • Recipe cards you don’t use
  • holey tea towels
  • Empty jars
  • Boxes
  • Medication that has expired
  • Bathroom products that have expired or that you just don’t use.
  • Odd socks
  • Odd earrings
  • Broken or scratched sun glasses
  • Underwear that has frayed or has holes.
  • Worn out hair bobbles
  • Make up that you don’t wear
  • Battered make up brushes
  • bedding that no longer matches your colour scheme
  • worn out bath towels and mats
  • Hair brushes with bristles missing
  • Clothes that don’t fit anymore
  • Belts that worn and close to braking
  • Battered handbags and purses
  • Books you have read and won’t read again
  • DVD’s that you won’t watch again
  • Dried flowers that look tatty
  • Chipped ornamants
  • Old mobile phone
  • Old phone chargers
  • Broken light bulbs
  • Games consoles that no longer work ot aren’t touched.
  • Used batteries
  • Broken children toys
  • Felt tips and pens that don’t work
  • Receipts
  • Business cards
  • family planner and calendars
  • post it note messages
  • Computer discs
  • Used note pads
  • Ink cartrdiges
  • Used gift cards

For more help on de-cluttering and tips to help you organise you home read my guide here and let me help you live a clutter free more positive life.

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Lets get prepared for the Big Spring Clean

I can’t wait winter will soon be winding down and springtime temperatures will be hopping right into our gardens. And that means it’s time to prepare for spring cleaning. It’s time to give your place a good deep clean.

Spring is right around the corner, and for most of us it’s an exciting time to get our homes in order. From the interiors of your home to the exterior, getting your home ready for spring will ensure you’ll be ready to enjoy the warmer weather once it comes. Before you get started you probably have some re-organising to do. Spring cleaning usually involves getting rid of old clothing, furnishings, and odds and ends.

National Spring Cleaning week here in the UK starts on March 4th. But really spring cleaning can happen at any time of year and in any type of weather. Many of us like to clean while temperatures are mild, the sun is shinning there are fewer bugs, and pollen and other allergens have not become problematic.

Essential items to get ready for your big Spring Clean

Follow a plan

Time

Set aside some time in your diary for Spring Cleaning.  Make sure you book nothing else in on these days and just really go for it.

Plan

Write down a list of what you want to achieve, plan room by room and stick to it.  I have created a Spring Cleaning Checklist which may really help you keep on top and in order.

Create a fun playlist

Create a fun  playlist with your favorite music.  Music is a great way to stay motivated and can make tedious obligations like cleaning fun.  Pretend the mop is a microphone and belt out your favorite fun as you make those bathrooms shine

Declutter

Freshen up your rooms by removing unnecessary objects from tabletops and shelves, store them accordingly or you don’t need them throw away or give to charity Replace them with a single arrangement of fresh flowers. Flowers really can bring a room together and create a sense of happiness. House hold declutter can be a problem for many people and it so easily builds up into a huge mountain but use your spring cleaning time to tackle that mountain.

Go for it

Load up your cleaning caddy and go for it and most of all try to enjoy it.

Don’t forget when decluttering have a think about it you could possibly donate or resell the item. Take a look at Ruths guide to making money selling on ebay

If your struggling and a need a little motivation then always feel free to send me a message.

Happy Spring Clean
Lynsey Queen of Clean xoxox