If you are the owner of a spacious apartment, but begin to notice that the amount of free space in it is rapidly decreasing, then you tend to accumulate unnecessary things. Defective household appliances on the balcony, a stack of notebooks with school notes, clothes that you haven't worn in years. These and other things just get underfoot and prevent you from feeling comfortable in your own apartment. Novate.ru talks about them in more detail.
1. Old mobile phones
Outdated gadgets can be found in any person's apartment. Someone stores them because of sentimentality, for example, the phone is a storage of SMS from the first lover, and someone does it for practical reasons. We do not argue that one work phone should be left in reserve, if suddenly a new smartphone breaks down and needs to be replaced for a while. However, there is simply no point in accumulating a dozen faulty mobile phones. It is better to give them for spare parts - perhaps someone will need a part of your phone much more.
2. Broken home appliances
If now you start going through the boxes with old things on the balcony or in the closet, you will surely find faulty household appliances that have been waiting for a trip to a service center for many years. Everything is simple here: if you really need a blender or an electric kettle, you will take it to the master the next day after the breakdown. If you have long ago replaced your old household appliances with new ones, and the faulty appliances have been gathering dust on the balcony for several years, then you do not need them. The best thing you can do in this situation is to discard the devices so they don't take up space.
3. Office stationery
Things like a hole punch, a stationery knife, a proofreader, a stapler are indispensable in the office (and even then not in everyone). But why do you need an office stationery at home? If you just grabbed these things out of harm when you quit your job, and never used them, it's time to put your stationery in a box and say goodbye to them.
4. Pier glass
This piece of furniture was irreplaceable in the homes of our mothers and grandmothers. But in a modern apartment, the dressing table is clearly superfluous. If you are not a professional make-up artist and prefer only powder, mascara and lip gloss from cosmetics, then you can apply makeup at any mirror hanging on the wall, for example, in the hallway or bathroom. The question arises: why do you need a massive table complete with a large mirror and a pouf, which take up a huge amount of space? If the bedroom is large and this furniture is needed to compose a harmonious composition, then you can leave it. But when there is nowhere to turn around in the room, it is worth reconsidering the appropriateness of each piece of furniture that is located there.
5. TV stand
There have been heated debates and discussions about this subject for a long time. Some people say that the cabinet serves not only to position the TV, but also as an optimal storage system. Others believe that modern plasma looks great on the wall, and the curbstone only takes up valuable square meters. We are inclined to the opinion of the second category of people. Indeed, the curbstones are quite massive and in tiny rooms they, together with a sofa, eat up all the free space. They also provide an excellent opportunity for you, your children and pets to drop the TV on the floor.
As a last resort, if you really have nowhere to put various documents, chargers and other little things, buy a pendant cabinet. It looks much lighter and more airy, thanks to which it does not overload the space.
6. Institute notes
Usually, graduates do not raise a hand to throw away their notes, over which they pored day and night. Many memories are associated with these notebooks and there is still a glimmer of hope that in a couple of years after graduation, there will be a need to refresh the knowledge gained. However, as practice shows, this does not happen, and the notes are simply gathering dust in a drawer.
If your heart bleeds at the thought that your own work needs to be sent to the trash can, give them to the children from the junior years. They will definitely use your knowledge and best practices when the time comes for a future session. Thus, you will kill two birds with one stone: free up space in your apartment and help other students who need it.
7. Old diaries and notebooks
Here the situation is about the same as with the notes. The diaries contain outdated information that you needed a couple of years ago, but now has lost its relevance. If so, why keep them? If you need the numbers of acquaintances from the old phone book, immediately add them to the contacts of your smartphone so that they are always at hand.
8. Children's things and toys
Every mother probably has a huge number of children's things, from which the child has grown up long ago. However, it is very difficult to force yourself to throw out the suit that was put on for discharge from the hospital, touching booties, charming hats. As a result, the baby's things simply survive from his parents' house, because there are too many of them.
We agree that it often happens that the child did not even have time to wear the clothes, as he grew out of it, and did not like the toys donated by the godparents, and therefore remained lying in the box. If you feel sorry for throwing away completely new things, sell them or give them to friends who need them. Also, do not forget about charitable foundations and volunteer organizations - they will gladly take away children's things there.
Previously, the tablecloth was considered a special chic and was used by housewives only on major holidays. However, now it is more a relic of the past than a really necessary thing. No one wants to wash it from greasy stains, spilled wine or sauce. Housewives are increasingly striving to acquire and use practical things that do not belong to the tablecloth.
Nowadays, decorative PVC rugs are popular. They look stylish not only on ordinary days, but also on holidays, and it is much easier to care for them. If you love the solemnity that comes with the tablecloth, you might want to look at the Teflon-coated options. Their main advantage is that they do not absorb liquids, and the greasy stains left behind are easy to remove. Plus, you won't need to spend extra time ironing.
10. Musical instruments that no one plays
The piano is usually inherited or left over from the previous occupants of the apartment. Very rarely parents buy it so that the child has the opportunity to play music at home. Alas, after a few lessons, it becomes clear that the son or daughter is not particularly interested in this and the musical instrument smoothly transforms into a shelf for necessary and not very things. But the piano is large enough!
The guitar takes up much less space and even adults sometimes learn to play it. If this desire has not woken up in you, sell a musical instrument, let it not collect dust.
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