5 Things to Toss before 2017

As you're setting New Years Resolutions for yourself, make sure one of those is to declutter your home. It will help you destress having a clean environment to come home to.  Here's a list of some things you should consider tossing from your home.

1. Paper
I have stacks of paper sitting around, I'm sure you do too. I keep all my receipts to check against my credit card bill, old paperwork, junk mail. The magazines I subscribe to but don't have time to read. After I cut them up for my vision board, I will be tossing all the ones I've saved this year.

2. Old Electronics
I still have boxes of old CDs that I never listen to. Cell phone covers I'm over and old chargers. Do you save these unnecessarily like me? I have a closet full of every computer I've ever owned, yes it's true. They're out of sight but they are taking up precious space. I've started to take the hard drives out after watching multiple youtube videos on how to open the box. The front desktop is my new computer that I've had for a month but can't use due to my internet not working. These are all Dell computers and it's interesting how they get smaller every 8 years or so that I've upgraded. And every new monitor gets wider and lighter.

3. Clothing
If you have clothes you haven't worn this year, chances are you aren't going to wear them again and it's time to say goodbye. It's time to clean out your closet and get rid of the things you never wear like things you don't feel confident in. If it still has a tag on it, you know it's never going to work out. Still keep all your old sneakers and Uggs? I think your feet will thank you if you tossed them. Zappos will take your old sneakers and donate them. Are there items you've been meaning to donate? For me my old clubbing dresses and special occasion dresses. You can either donate in one of those charity boxes around town or sell them to a thrift store, I use an online one Tradesy.

I started using Tradesy in June and have had really good luck with it selling about one item a month.
It's super easy and way less stressful then selling on ebay. The way it works is you get an email when something sells and you confirm if you still want to sell it. Tradesy's commission rate is 14.9%. You can use your funds to buy stuff from their website or withdraw it from your paypal account for a 2.9% transfer fee. You have the option of using Tradesy's shipping kit for $10 which the seller pays for. After your sale is confirmed, Tradesy mails you a polybag and a pre-printed mailing label with tracking. Listing is free and your listing remains up indefinitely.

Seems like I change up my jewelry style every year. Now is a good time to get of your broken, piece missing, and costume pieces you have no plans to wear again. You can also sell them on Tradesy.

4. Drinking Mugs
I'm always buying cute mugs but don't have space for all of them in my cabinets. I keep them all because I think what if one day I might have a tea party or hot chocolate bar. lol I think it's time I admit that won't be happening and I should get rid of my collection and donate it to Goodwill. I can always buy more. lol Here's my latest acquisition - reindeer mugs. I realized I had a void in the holiday drinkware department. But these have a narrow opening so I can't get in as many marshmallows as I would like so I'll need to upgrade again next year. lol

5. Clean out your Bathroom Cabinets
Do you subscribe to various beauty boxes and have samples you've never used? Do you stockpile the samples that come with your Sephora orders? Do you have a bunch of facial masks you started but never emptied the container? Have you stocked up on every shampoo out there? Your bathroom shouldn’t be filled with a bunch of random half-used beauty products. Just imagine how much more space you'll have once you clear out the bottles you won't use?!

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  1. I never heard of tradesy before! I am definitely going to check it out. I also am really bad at cleaning up my closet...its so hard to let go. I always think I am going to wear something, one more time. lol

  2. I am always struggling with too many clothes that do not fit or simply not my go to. I have never heard of Tradesy before. I will have to check them out!

  3. Okay, I need to do all of these. I did just clean out my closet, but the rest of my house needs a good decluttering ASAP!

  4. I loved this! It's definitely so important to start a new year on a fresh foot with a clean and clutter free home.

    La Belle Sirene 

  5. Old electronics...ugh - I have a basement full! I have been going through my office and throwing things I don't need...so much paper! I have a stack of expired coupons I just trashed along with a bunch of school notices and old catalogs. Feels good to get rid of it all! Best wishes for the new year!