What's even better than getting rid of things you don't need anymore? Getting rid of big, bulky things you don't need anymore, and realizing how much more glorious free space you have in your home. Here's a list of blah space-hogging items you can toss or donate right away. Go ahead. You have our permission.
Stacks of old magazines
Save your favorites, toss the rest.
Donate 'em to an animal shelter.
Small appliances you haven't used in over a year
Do you really need that fondue pot?
Winter coats that no longer fit
Someone else will be happy to have these.
57 tote bags
Pare down to the five or six you actually use.
Dry cleaner coat hangers
Got a stack of these? Your dry cleaners will probably be happy to take them back.
If you're like me and saving boxes is a sort of weird compulsion for you, maybe it's time to go through these and admit that you just don't really need them.
No one needs a million identical cut-glass vases. Donate or recycle these.
That mysteriously multiplying collection of coffee cups
Save your favorites, donate the rest.
Trust me, you will never, ever use these.
Old flat pancakey pillows
Your guests deserve better.
Board games you never, ever play
Chutes and ladders was always kind of lame anyway.
Broken shoes you keep meaning to repair but somehow just never do.
Maybe it's time to say goodbye.
(Image credits: Adrienne Breaux)