Ask yourself these questions:
Do I love it? Do I need it? Is it essential? Does it enhance my life?
Sort your things into 3 piles
Keep- Give- Toss
Start with the easy stuff, things that are clearly garbage: (sic)
Empty grocery bags
Plastic, glass or cardboard storage containers you might use someday
Medication past its expiry date
(n/a- see above)
Food that has spoiled -
Food past its expiry date
Old maps and travel guides - see above
Broken or rusty tools - see above
Bills that have been paid - see above
Tax records that are past their retention date-
Old magazines -
well, maybe some can go.... but not Polymer Cafe!
Shoes that are worn out -
Out dated household chemicals -
Plants that are dead or near dead -
I have one plant and it's healthier than me.
Hobby supplies that you haven’t used in more than a year