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.
Eating off plastic dinnerware surely got you through your most frugal of times, but as someone well into adulthood, it’s time to upgrade. Eating off of a real dinner plate is so much better!
Rugs can transform a room, turning an otherwise bland space into an interesting space. However, if you still have an old polyester rug from your dorm room or first apartment, it’s going to bring down the aesthetic of your home. Vintage wool rugs are a great alternative, as they get better with age.
If you’re planning on hosting guests, having quality, matching flatware is important. Stained, mismatched flatware says you’re not paying attention. Invest in a quality set and donate your old stuff to Goodwill! Silverware is always appreciated by thrift stores, but make sure you aren’t sending them any of the items that thrift stores don’t really want from you.
Mismatched dessert plates and bowls
Much like old flatware, your plates and bowls should come in sets with a color palette that complements your style and other pieces in your home. They should also be free of any chips!
Worn-out bed pillows
No pillow lasts forever. This means the pillow that’s followed you since college is definitely shot. The National Sleep Foundation says pillows should be replaced every one to two years! So throw out that nasty thing you call a pillow and invest in a well-respected brand, choosing a shape that will provide you a restful night’s sleep. See if yours is showing these 7 signs you need a new pillow.
Bean bag chairs
Bean bag chairs are OK if you have children, but to carry your dorm room bean bag into your adult home simply because you want to save on seating is a no-no. Invest in a beautiful floor cushion as a sophisticated alternative.
Let’s be honest, roommates may be economically sound, but if you’re trying to have a grown-up home, sharing it with someone else can make for a messy space with a lot of clashing decor. If you’re in a situation where you can live alone, be sure you do it by the time you’re 30.
Mismatched or warped food storage containers
Despite not having found the bottom or top to your storage containers in years, you’ve kept them around anyway. You even go out of your way to search for the missing piece on occasion. Or perhaps your containers are warped from the dishwasher. Whatever the case, if they’re old, it’s time to toss them. Glass containers with rubber tops ensure safe food storage, and they look so much better! This one is a huge source of clutter. There’s a reason it’s on the list of 30 things you need to throw out ASAP!