1. Old magazines
Are you planning on reading them again? Chances are you won't. Put them to good use and donate them to a school or playgroup for kids to cut out and collage. Otherwise, they can go in the recycling bin.
2. Expired spices and canned food in your cupboard
While consuming an expired spice is unlikely to make you sick, it's probably lost much of its flavour.
3. Things you've been meaning to fix
Ask yourself how long have you been meaning to fix this item? If it's more than a year, do yourself a favour and set aside a day to fix these things ASAP, ask someone else to help you fix them or get rid of them.
4. Old linen you never use
You aren't going to use it. Second-hand quilt covers, sheets and towels can be taken to Sheridan for recycling.
5. Old towels
Call your local animal shelter and see if they need any old towels or sheets.
6. Chipped or cracked mugs and crockery
According to feng shui, chipped and cracked crockery steals your energy. If that's not bad enough, the person using the chipped crockery will have bad luck in their career and finances.
You aren't going to watch them. The good news is there is probably someone out there who will take your whole collection off your hands for you. Pop them on Gumtree.
8. Food menus
All food menus are available online. Having copies at home clutters up the kitchen or wherever you keep them.
9. Expired medication
To safely dispose of unwanted or expired medicines, return them to your local pharmacy.
10. Make-up you don't use anymore
Old make-up that hasn't been used in a while can harbour bacteria. Clean old cosmetic containers and send them to Banish's Recycling And Disposal Program (BRAD) for recycling. Please read the complete list of what they can accept here.
11. Old phones and electronics you don't use
Why are you keeping this? You can drop off all old phones, batteries, and other e-waste at your local Officeworks store. Find out more here.
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