The first thing you should get rid of is expired food in your refrigerator and in your cabinets. I’ve heard of a challenge that’s going around where people are eating every single item in their refrigerator and cabinets before they go grocery shopping again. This is a great way to use up what you have or re-discover some food that you had way back in your cabinet that you completely forgot about. I’m not sure how I feel about that particular challenge. But it does bring up an interesting point about going through your cabinets and eating what you can and then getting rid of the expired food.
Old cooking items.
Next , since you’re in your kitchen, go through your cooking utensils and silverware even your pots and pans and get rid of a lot of the things that are worn out. For example, cracked glassware or that one spoon that went for a ride in the garbage disposal and it always hurts your lips every time you use it. Also you can evaluate those old plastic spatulas or melted plastic food containers that are hanging on for dear life. If it’s seen better days and looks like it should be replaced, it’s probably time to toss it.
Old bed sheets.
Next it’s probably time to replace your old bedding sheets and pillowcases. If your bed sheets were once white but now there’s some form of yellow, it’s probably time to toss them out. Or if you can’t remember the last time you bought new bed sheets, it’s probably time to replace what you’ve got. Especially if you are a single guy and you’ve got the occasional house guest. Nobody wants to crawl in bed with old nasty, stinky or stained sheets and pillowcases.
Next I want you to evaluate your T shirts and get rid of everything with pit stains or any type of significant wear like tears or seams coming undone. T shirts are reasonably inexpensive so there’s no need to hang on to something that. Full disclosure, I’m guilty of this as well. Like I said, I’m going through a bunch of de-cluttering myself. I even had a couple of white T shirts the had yellow pit stains but I always wore them underneath sweaters so nobody would ever see them. And that was my excuse for hanging on to them. I finally had to tell myself that that is not a reasonable excuse to hang on to that old nasty T shirt.
Worn out clothing.
This next one pretty much encompasses everything in your closet like worn out jeans, worn out shirts and even your old worn out belts. Look, I’ve talked about this before in other videos, but if you haven’t worn it in the last 12 months, chances are you’re not going to so why are you still hanging onto it? And why is it still taking up space in your closet because obviously you don’t need it. Go through your entire closet and try everything on if you have to. Anything that you haven’t worn in the last year, or anything that’s worn out or doesn’t fit, put it in a pile and either toss it or donate it. This is the perfect time to go through your closet and clear out the clutter.
Old worn out shoes.
The next item I have for you that should probably get tossed out are those old nasty dirty ripped up shoes. I get it though, you need that one pair of shoes that you work in the yard with or mow the lawn with. That’s fine. But if you have several pairs of shoes like this especially pairs that you haven’t even worn in the last 12 months, it’s probably time to toss those out.
OK, this next one is old electronics that either no longer work or are no longer relevant. If you haven’t used it in the last couple years and if you don’t see yourself having a need for it, let’s get rid of it. I recently found a bunch of old device charging cables and I have no idea where the device actually is. If you’re a collector or if you’re hanging on to something for nostalgia reasons, that’s totally fine. But if you’ve got an old walk-man in a drawer somewhere that you haven’t even looked at in the last eight years, maybe it’s time to let it go.
Next is old expired sunscreen, lotion or anything else under your sink that’s been there for the last few years. I found old sample bottles of Cologne I never wear, aftershave lotion, old sunscreen and all sorts of weird stuff underneath my sink that I didn’t even know I still had. If you find some stuff and you can use it, that’s great. But if it’s expired or if it’s something you no longer use, it might be time to toss it out. Really quick before I get into the last few. If you’re new here, please consider subscribing to my YouTube Channel because I make at least two videos every single week that surround men’s lifestyle topics for grownups. And the entire reason this channel exists is to prove that it’s never too late and you’re never too old to make a change or start something new.
Okay, speaking of old Cologne and aftershave, take a look through your fragrance collection and if there’s something that you no longer wear or something that you don’t like, maybe it’s time to toss it out. Or better yet, give it to someone that you think might like it. There’s no need to hang on to old Cologne bottles or aftershave if you’re not even using it because otherwise is just taking up space.
Old worn through socks.
Last but not least, go through all of your dresser drawers and get rid of items that you haven’t worn in the last 12 months. Get rid of old nasty socks, those worn out dress socks that won’t stay up, weird slogan T shirts, old ripped up sweatshirts or funky pattern shorts that don’t fit or are no longer relevant. If you need that one pair for working around the yard, that’s fine but everything else should probably go. Gentlemen thank you for watching I appreciate it very much. If you’re a subscriber, that means I’ll see you in just a few days for a brand-new video. But until then, live well, stay healthy and I’ll see you soon.