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What You Can Discard

How to Dispose of

1.    Appliance manualsRecycle

Access at www.manualsonline.com

2.    Art/wall décor that you are storing, because (fill in the blank)Sell or donate
3.    Books that are falling apartWill you read it again? Recycle
4.    Broken (anything)Will you fix it? Donate or toss
5.    Business cardsScan or enter into your digital database
6.    Clothes that need mendingWill you mend it? Donate
7.    Clothes with stainsWill you wear it? Toss
8.    Clothes you have never wornWill you ever wear it?

Sell, consign, donate

9.    Cookbooks you never useDonate to the library for a book sale
10. Disposable camerasDonate to a school
11. Duplicates of anything you only need one ofSell or donate
12. DVD Movies you don’t watchSell or donate
13. Expired foodAsk a food bank if they need it or toss
14. Expired makeupDon’t risk infection, toss
15. Expired MedicationMetro
16. Filled coloring booksRecycle or toss
17. Furniture you are storing, because (fill in the blank)Sell, consign, or donate
18. Games, puzzles, or anything with missing piecesDonate or toss
19. Instruments nobody is playingDonate to a school
20. Last year’s calendarRecycle or toss
21. Last year’s holiday cardsRecycle or toss
22. Lightbulbs that don’t go to any lamp you ownDonate
23. Makeup samplesDonate to a women’s shelter
24. Magazines over a year oldRecycle
25. MapsRecycle or toss
26. Old chargers and cablesDonate or Best Buy will recycle
27. Old formal wearSell or donate
28. Old eyeglassesAsk your eye doctor if they can donate
29. Old Halloween costumesSell or donate
30. Old vehicle license plateCut and metal recycle or

return to a DMV

31. Old paintTake to Metro for recycling
32. Old remote controlsBest Buy to recycle
33. Old shoesDonate or
34. Old spicesToss
35. Old toysSell or donate
36. Plastic storage bins with a lid or lid without a binRecycle or toss
37. ReceiptsShred or recycle
38. RocksReturn to the Earth
39. Rubber bands that have lost their elasticityToss
40. Socks without a mateToss
41. Specialized appliances you use once a yearSell or donate
42. Stale potpourriToss
43. Take out menusRecycle
44. Take-out condimentsToss
45. Too-small kids’ clothingSell, consign, or donate
46. Travel mugs without lids or lids without mugsDonate
47. Unidentifiable frozen object in your freezerToss
48. Unidentifiable keysToss
49. Wire hangersRecycle at your dry cleaner
50. Writing instruments that are dried up


What else can you think of that you can let go of right now?  Post below.

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