Whether you’re not wearing old clothing because it no longer fits or it’s completely outdated, you should consider either throwing away or donating your clothing if it’s still in good condition. Unless you have sentimental reasons for keeping clothing, such as a wedding dress or tux, anything you don’t wear is just taking up closet space.
With computers, phones, and TVs being replaced every few years, it’s easy to get a pile of electronics and accessories that aren’t used. Gather up all the manuals, cords and devices that haven’t been used in a year and donate them if they’re still working. Alternatively, you can sell some electronics to services on the Internet that will buy older devices if they still work.
Books are wonderful things, but if you’re certain you aren’t going to read a book again, donate it. There are a number of libraries that accept books for the library or use them in sales to raise funds for the library. Since books can quickly get very heavy and take up a lot of space in a moving van, don’t hang onto anything you know you won’t be cracking open again.
If you’re like many homeowners, you have a house full of half-empty or nearly empty bottles of cleaning supplies, paint or bath and body products throughout your home. If you haven’t used something in a year or can’t see yourself using it again, just toss it. However, if it’s paint or something that could be dangerous, be sure that you know the proper way to dispose of it. Many towns have waste management facilities that will allow you to drop off dangerous chemicals for free.