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What rules of thumb do you use when deciding to get rid of stuff?

Posted on 2/01/10 at 8:35 PM By BISSELL | 123 Replies

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bumble bee

Baltimore, MD

110 Community Rewards Points
ask myself whens the last time ive used something if its been awhile like i cant remember then i toss it. if its important i keep it and store it in a tub or bin and put it a away. clothing if it does not if i either give it away or trash it.
Posted on 8/26/11 at 3:41 PM

shorty

Warfordsburg, PA

170 Community Rewards Points
if i dont use it in 3 months or if its a season item it goes somthings u use more in winter or summer if i got 2 clean around it n not use it then donate it . i dont buy unless i use it now .
Posted on 8/25/11 at 2:30 PM

Kathi Scarpulla

Derby, CT

69 Community Rewards Points
If it is useless, outdated or I havent used it in months out it goes. Some things that I dont use much end up in the back of the cabinet, things like cake pans or some pots etc, and definately paper products end up in the trash if I find it anywhere it does not belong!!
Posted on 8/07/11 at 2:52 PM

Crystie

Rockwall, TX

354 Community Rewards Points
just ask yourself, 'when is the last time i really used this'?

Posted on 8/07/11 at 1:29 PM

Dalena Hamman

Bartlesville, OK

136 Community Rewards Points
If it hasn't been used in 3 months or it has to be moved at least 3 times around to different areas of the house....it's gone.
Posted on 7/18/11 at 3:55 PM

Danielle Maguire

Ault, CO

88 Community Rewards Points
If it annoys me because it is in the way or causing clutter...it's GONE!!! :)
Posted on 7/14/11 at 12:16 AM

Tashia Buccioni

Los Angeles, CA

267 Community Rewards Points
For clothing, every spring we hang stuff in the closet with the hanger going the opposite direction than normal ( hanging the item from behing the rod instead of from the front) Then when we wear something it gets replaced on the rod the regular way. Then in 6 months or so, everything that is still hung backwards gets donated, because this is the stuff that didn't get worn. It makes it easier to donate stuff, because you take out the emotional element. Also it's difficult to convince yourself that you MIGHT wear the time some time, when you have the evidence right in front of you that you haven't worn it in 6 months (or a year, if you prefer. That way you get in all 4 seasons)
Posted on 7/13/11 at 6:24 PM

Catherine

Saint Cloud, MN

213 Community Rewards Points

My rule of thumb is if I haven't used it in a year I don't need it.  Depending on the item's viability it goes into three catagories, trash, Good Will or given to someone I know who can use the item.

Posted on 7/12/11 at 1:51 PM

G.E.

Green Bay, WI

265 Community Rewards Points
Scan paperwork making a digital file cabinet for it.
Posted on 7/05/11 at 7:51 PM

stefanie arents

Spring Valley, CA

204 Community Rewards Points

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