(Closed) Question for all the organized bees

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
Member
942 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

my general rule is if they are over 1 year old, throw them. Feel free to keep 1 or 2 but the rest go. Same as clothes & things. If they haven’t been used in over a year, toss it or send it to a charity. I clean out each of my cupboards (storage, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom etc) twice a year, winter & summer. It takes like 2 days a year which is not much in the scheme of things. Happy Moving!

PS: do you ‘hoard’ clothes too by any chance? My sister does this and has items that are 15+ years old!

Post # 5
Member
11234 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Throw them away. You HAVE to learn to separate yourself from the junk. 

Honestly, you’re going to have to get over it. My mother had hoarder tendencies, and I really started going down that path. When I moved out of her house, I only took what I needed, and started a cycle of throwing stuff out either right away, or every time I moved. I totally get it–you think, “What if I need that some day?” but you don’t, and you never will. If you have to say that, get rid of it.

I keep a running pile of things to take to Goodwill that I drop off periodically. Any paperwork I get (like anything to do with our cars, doctor stuff, SS cards, birth certificates, etc.) goes into a labeled folder in a file tote. 

Anything else gets thrown out. You don’t need it, you’ll never look at it, and it’s just junk.

Post # 6
Member
942 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My sis does the exact same thing. i think she somehow attaches a memory with things she wore at certain times in our lives. She’s even kept some of my clothes too. She’s in the process of moving and I helped her and her amount of clothing is phenomenal. I’ve moved a lot though, so have learned not to accumulate as much. Perhaps, with the clothes, say you do the year thing, but for every bag that goes, you can keep 1 or 2 sentimental items…?

Post # 8
Member
5547 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Something I have started (totally off pinterest) is going through your closet and getting rid of anything you KNOW you haven’t worn in a year. Then turn all the hangers backwards. When you wear something it goes back in hangers right way. After six months get ridof stuff that is still on a backwards hanger. Only exceptions I have are things that are seasonal like winter coats because while I don’t wear them often when I need them I need them! Purging clothes makes a huge difference. I got rid of 2 huge laundry baskets full of clothes and Darling Husband has one full too. It’s especially an issue with things that areb no longer the right size. I had clothes that just didn’t fit anymore and me keeping them in my closet didn’t mean they ever were. If I get to be that size again I will reward myself with new clothes!!

Post # 9
Member
8472 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I literally throw things away without giving them a second thought. I only keep cards my husband gave me. The rest get thrown out after a year. Clothes that don’t get worn that season go to the Salvation Army. 

The topic ‘Question for all the organized bees’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors