In our last post, we told you how to decide which items to save or donate. In this post, you will learn which items can be recycled or tossed. Getting organized for fall is a great way to prepare yourself for the holidays and the upcoming stress of the season. Now that you’ve properly transcribed important documents into a mobile device or a computer and you’ve donated items you no longer use, learn what items remain can be recycled or tossed:
Recycle: Sometimes you just can’t get to magazines or newspapers and you find yourself tossing them aside for later. If you haven’t read a newspaper or magazine within a week of buying it, chances are you probably won’t. Clear up some of that space by recycling them. Torn socks don’t always have to be thrown away. Transform the old socks into a furniture or shoe cleaning glove. Save some money and the environment by using old, tattered clothing for cleaning rags instead of buying more. Just as you can recycle old magazines and newspapers, the same goes for catalogs. Save a few trees and space in your home by opting to shop online rather than receive catalogs that too often take up valuable space.
Toss: Unfortunately, food past its expiration date can’t be donated or recycled. Toss expired food to avoid health matters as well as to give you more space in your refrigerator or pantry. Outdated medicines have no perfect way of disposing of. The best way to protect against possible health issues if taken as well as giving you more space in your bathroom cabinets is to dispose of them directly. It’s a good idea to check your pantry for bad cans often. Bad cans are ones with dents, rust spots or spurt when opened. Bad cans can contain bacteria and should be tossed. Any leftover that have been left out for over 2 hours must also be tossed for health safety reasons. If you haven’t used that old paint you stored away, chances are you won’t. Toss out old paint cans and other flammable materials properly to avoid toxic concerns.
One of the best ways to get organized for fall is to contact Closet Factory for superior organization projects. If you have any other organization tips, leave us a comment and let us know. We want to know!
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