THERE’S nothing quite like starting a new year with a massive clean out, ridding your home of unwanted items that have accumulated over the past 12 months (or longer).
But if you don’t know where to start, organised mum-of-two Steph Pase has revealed the 20 household items you need to bin asap which will help declutter your home.
Steph Pase has revealed the 20 household items you need to bin asap which will help declutter your homeCredit: justanothermummyblog/Instagram
While many people might go years before doing a “cleanse”, the Australian mum, who is known for her handy household tips and tricks, says she does it every three months.
On her website, Just Another Mummy Blog, she wrote: “De-cluttering your home can be super overwhelming, and I know one problem most people have is worrying about possibly regretting items they have culled later on.”
But, she added, there are 20 things you will never regret, or even miss, when you get rid of them – particularly now in 2021.
Among the items to ditch, stat, are DVDs and videos (because, well, who uses them these days), coat hangers you’re not using and dead batteries.
Steph lives in Australia with her husband and two kidsCredit: justanothermummyblog/Instagram
The mum-of-two is known for her organising tips and tricksCredit: justanothermummyblog/Instagram
And don’t forgot about that pile of mismatched socks you’ve been collecting, in hope you’ll one day find the missing pair.
Chances are, you won’t, ever, so get rid of them, now.
Steph also suggested raiding your kitchen and get rid of expired spices, old receipts and menus you’ve collected.
As for your wardrobes, shoe boxes are not needed, so chuck them, as well as kids’ clothes that no longer fit.
“All of these are pesky items living in your home that you can get rid of with no regrets later on!” Steph said.
Steph said to chuck the pile of odd socks Credit: Getty Images – Getty
The 20 items Steph says to ditch now
- Coat hangers not in use
- Broken Toys/missing pieces
- Mismatched socks
- Broken crafts
- Broken stationery
- Dead Batteries
- Old Makeup/hair accessories
- Old Broken jewellery
- Expired spices
- Tech accessories and boxes
- Broken appliances
- Clothes with holes
- Old sheets you don’t use
- Old Scripts/medications
- Old receipts
- Old gift vouchers/menus
- Shoe boxes
- Unused gifts
- Kids’ clothes that don’t fit
By ditching these items, you will create far more space throughout the home making everything look tidy.
Fans of the organised mum agreed with her items to cull list, particularly odd socks as we ALL have those.
One woman said: “Looking to start your 2021 off feeling cleansed? Pro tip: get all of those pesky socks that don’t seem to have a mate and throw them in the bin.”
Others were more keen on tackling their spice drawer and wardrobe, with some saying it was particularly rewarding ridding your closet of unused coat hangers.
On her YouTube channel, Steph recently revealed how to fold fitted sheets and towels in SECONDS – and how to keep your laundry cupboard tidy.
Plus the seven tips she swears by for a perfectly organised home – including using a slow cooker.
She previously revealed the secrets to her immaculate kitchen & simple tips for keeping things in check.