Are you ready to get a jumpstart on 2023? You don’t need to wait until the calendar rolls over to January! We all tend to spend a little more time at home over the holidays, so it’s the perfect opportunity to get yourself ready for the New Year. Start by taking stock of what you have at home – and getting rid of those things you no longer use. There’s even an added bonus – anything you donate before the end of the year can be deducted from your taxes! To give you a headstart, these are some of the things that we’ll be getting rid of before the ball drops in Times Square.
When was the last time you looked through the canned goods in your pantry? Chances are you may have a can or two lurking in there from when Britney Spears last had a top 10 song. Toss out expired food and make a list of staples you need to replenish after all the excitement of the holidays.
Magazines and books
We love getting our favorite magazines in the mail as much as anyone else does. But they sure can pile up. Either recycle the ones you’ve read or donate them to your local charity shop. Someone else may still enjoy reading them or even using them to make their vision board for 2023. The same goes for books. You can donate your old books to the library or thrift store or even sell them online.
Do you have a box of old electronics that you don’t know what to do with? That’s just wasted space. Find out if there is a local e-waste collection happening soon and put it in your calendar so you remember to go. You can also search online for places that accept or even buy used electronics.
Clothes that don’t fit
Keeping clothes that don’t fit you is bad for your mental health. Looking at those clothes day after day can be depressing, so box them up and donate them. Someone else will likely enjoy wearing them and you can free up space to buy new clothes that suit the body you currently have.
Making crafts over the holidays is a wonderful way to pass time with family and friends. But those bits and bobs can get out of control fast. Go through your craft supplies and box up those you haven’t used in a long time or that you have duplicates of. You can donate them to a thrift store or even to a local school or after-school program. Glitter for everyone!
Finally, old medications that are past their use-by date should be disposed of. Not only do they take up a considerable amount of room in your medicine cabinet, but they can be dangerous to take. Dispose of unused and expired medicine. Contact your local pharmacy or police station to find out where you can safely dispose of that unused medication.
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