This past month, we did another cleanout of our house. Don’t get me wrong, we don’t like a lot of new things coming into our home, but the more you declutter, the more you realize how much you really don’t need. Here are 5 things we found duplicates of, that we realized we didn’t need.
Scissors – we found 5 different sets of good scissors in our home. I am not talking about kitchen scissors or those small scissors that you find in the bathroom, I am talking about run of the mill, life scissors. The ones you cut paper with, or open packets, or credit cards (but that one is for another day). We realized, there are two of us in the house, and I don’t think there has ever been a time where we both needed to use scissors at the very same time. So, we culled the pile and only kept one.
Tongs – This was a contentious one in our home, as we do a lot of cooking, but once again, the amount we had was excessive. We are now 3 pairs down and our house is much cleaner for it.
Phone Chargers – For some reason, in the past, I thought I needed a phone charger for my house, one for my car, and one for work, but seriously, a phone charger is so small and portable, there really is no reason to have more than one. Unless of course, you also have more than one phone!
Keyrings – When I was younger, I was known by some friends and family to have upwards of ten novelty keyrings on my keys at all times. Now, I couldn’t imagine anything worse. It was bulky, cluttered and more than unnecessary.
Gloves – This might differ depending on where you live, but I live in a place that very rarely ever gets below 12 degrees Celcius, and is often 20-40 degrees. There is never a time where I have been at home and thought, yep, I need some gloves. But, despite this, I had 3 pairs – 3!
Everyone needs different things, and different amounts of those things, but the point is to question everything that you have, why you have it, and whether you actually need it. At first, this might seem like it is difficult, but the truth is, before you know it, it will become second nature.