Keep or discard?

If you’re undecided about what to do with a particular item, it’s probably something you could give away, throw away or sell, but you just can’t bring yourself to do it.

To help you decide if you should keep or discard an item, ask yourself the following questions. If you answer ‘yes‘ to any of the five questions below, then keep the item for now. Otherwise, if you answered ‘no’ to all of the questions, then it’s time to get rid of it!

Before throwing something away, always think if you can give it to a friend, take it to a charity shop, sell the item, or recycle it.

Quiz: answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the following questions:

  1. Have I used this item in the past year?
  2. Will it be needed on a definite date in the future?
  3. Do I love it?
  4. Does this item serve a worthwhile purpose in my life?
  5. Do I need to keep it for legal or tax purposes?
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