30 Things in Your Home You Should Get Rid of by Age 30
These items may have served you well in college, but it’s time for more grown-up replacements.
Copious shot glasses
One is a reminder of your spring break in Cancun, the other was a gift from your fraternity. We get it! You may be sentimental, but how many do you need stacked up in your cabinets, taking up space and truly never being used? It’s time to part with the majority and keep just a few of your all-time faves. Try stocking up on some of the things everyone should own by age 30 instead.
From your dorm room to your first apartment, your old bedding has seen it all. Especially if it’s the set your parents gave you, you know it’s time to toss out the old linens and make room for a grown-up set.
Clothes that no longer fit
You keep around clothing that you may wear again even though it’s not functional, and you store up old clothes from college that you hope one day to squeeze into for a second go around. But if your dresser and closet are filled to the brim, it’s time to do some recon. Pack up those old jeans and give them to Goodwill. Wearing clothing that doesn’t fit is just one of the ways what you wear affects your mood.
Old family photos are one thing, but letters, concert ticket stubs, dried up flowers from an old flame, etc. all stored in boxes just take up space in your home. Spend an afternoon sifting through such things and get rid of what can’t be displayed out in the open. If you’re struggling, take photos of things you want to remember, and then let them go.
CDs and DVDs
Hopefully, at this point, you no longer have useless cassette tapes (or heaven forbid 8-track tapes!) hanging around. You may, however, still be holding on to CDs and DVDs despite their overwhelming irrelevance. Unless you have a CD or DVD player you use regularly, it’s time to toss your discs.
Your old cell phones
At first, keeping your old cell phone around was just a precaution, but if you have one that dates back to the age of the Blackberry or the flip phone, it’s time to get rid of it. Just be sure you do this before recycling your cell phone.
Antique furniture can be quite beautiful in the right setting, but if your hand-me-downs look more beat up and useless than rustic and vintage, it’s time to move them along.
Wire clothing hangers
Just as much as you should have an organized and functional closet full of things you actually wear, you should also have decent hangers. The wire ones you collect from the dry cleaner just don’t cut it. They bend easily, cause snags, and are just plain ugly! A lot of these items are just causing clutter anyway. Here’s why getting rid of clutter can make you feel happier.