A cluttered home can be visually overwhelming and even a health hazard if it's bad enough, but the good news is that you can begin to make progress through the simple act of throwing out one thing at a time. Although the process might be gradual, you'll begin to feel a sense of satisfaction upon selecting your items, dragging them to the curb on garbage day and watching them be carted off. Sure, it might be a little bittersweet, but the end result in a cleaner house. Here are some things that you should think about throwing out.

Old Electronic Gadgets

If you've always been on the cutting edge of technology, you might have amassed a sizable collection of electronic gadgets that are only gathering dust now. A tape player and a selection of tapes, an old VCR and computer devices such as old printers are all unworthy of taking up space in your home. While you might wish to first see if there's an electronics recycling depot near your home, you can't go wrong with placing these products in your household trash.

Clothing That You Don't Wear

Buying new clothing items is fun, but failing to throw out an old item for each new thing you buy will leave you with a cluttered closet. Open your closet and begin looking at the clothing items one by one. Consider how frequently you wear each item — in some cases, you might come across things that you haven't worn in years or perhaps that you've never worn. These things don't need to take up space in your home any longer and are ready to be thrown out.

Worn-Out Sporting Gear

If you have active children, you likely have an ample array of sporting gear in the garage or basement. For people whose children have grown up and left home, there's little point in keeping all of these items around. While you might wish to keep some things that have sentimental or consider donating other items to a local charity, set aside any sporting gear that is broken, worn-out or severely outdated and add it to your bin on garbage day.

Office Supplies

A home office can often be one of the messiest places in the house, thanks to a surplus of not only paperwork, but also other small things that combine to take up space. Empty your desk drawers and consider their contents. Dried-up pens and markers, excess paperclips and other such items are of little to no value and should be discarded.

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