DECLUTTER YOUR SPACE

Declutter. Let it go. Marie Kondo it up. Time to tidy up your space and that begins with getting rid of 10 things.

RANDOM KNIVES

– Bubble wrap the blades to prevent injury. Place the bubble-wrapped knife in a box, seal it with duct tape before tossing it out. – Call your local recycling center to determine if they accept metal

OLD SPICES

 How many spices have you never-ever used? Those that came with your spice rack are taking up space. Toss ’em.

PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINERS

– NO: If container is made of plastic #1, #3, #6, #7 or polyethylene terephthalate (PET). – YES: Plastic #2, #4, or #5. Reuse then recycle those. – PSA: Never microwave food in any of these containers.

EXPIRED LOTIONS/ MAKEUP

When to Toss? – Mascara: 2 – 3 months. – Foundation:  Powder – 18 months.  Liquid – 6-12 months. – Concealer:  Powder or stick form – 2 years. Liquid – 1 year. – Face Powder: 2 years. – Blush:  Powder – 2 years.  Cream – 1 year. – Eye Shadow:  Powder – 2 years.  Cream – 3-6 months. – Eyeliner:  Liquid or gel – 2-3 months. Pencil – 1 to 2 years. – Lipstick and Liner: 1 year.

VASES

Know all of those vases from flower deliveries? What do you do with them? – Recycle (especially if they are glass) – Donate to local charities, thrift stores…

SHOE BOXES

– Recycle cardboard boxes – Upcycle the boxes into chic storage! Cover with fabric, paint with chalk paint or cover with photos!

Good luck decluttering!  Let me know how it goes, and if you find that removing these 10 items makes a difference to your space!