Despite our regular drop-offs at the Salvation Army, the declutterer within us has laid dormant for a while. We had a few items that we never used, but we kept thinking we'd find something to do with them. Now that we're moving, we're coming to terms with 10 things (and a few more that aren't on this list) that we could have parted with sooner...• After we got married, our collection of platters went up to 10. We halved it, although 5 platters is still probably too much.
• We don't even own an espresso maker, yet we had an entire set of espresso cups that are now in the Outbox.
• We hung onto a broken teapot just because we liked its color. It's gone now.
• That copy of the DaVinci Code that we never read, but was on permanent loan from we-forget-who, is out the door.
• The broken birdcage that we kept planning on fixing wasn't worth the trouble. It went into the recycling bin.
• The retro-style skirt that we could never pull off will find its way to someone else's closet.
• We finally parted with the cowboy pillow we made a long time ago that no longer matches our decor. (Not that we ever really had cowboy decor.)
• We got rid of the extra tupperware that kept piling up in our cabinets.
• The sets of chipped plates from our first apartment are finally gone.
• The unopened box of beeswax candles that don't fit any of our candlesticks is in the Outbox.
For tips on how to get rid of items like these, see this post.