…Are there any items in your house that don’t serve you any good anymore?
Popular series like “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” has inspired a new wave of people in the United States to rid their homes of unused items. That’s great if you ask me! Having a giant pile of clutter in your home is definitely not good, both for your mental health and the cleaning process.
And if I’m being honest, I used to be one of those people. I used to have all sorts of unnecessary items around my house, and the worst part was that I had no idea there were so many of them. I was like a greedy hamster, but not anymore.
This kind of cleansing is helpful at any age, but it becomes more so beyond the age of 50. This leads me to the following question: how many unusable items are in your home?
I know, it’s natural and normal for a person who’s 50 years old or more, to have a few possession they can’t seem to let go of. But as difficult as it might seem, finding the items that “spark joy” (in Kondo’s wise words) and getting rid of the rest is just part of the process.
NGL, it’s hard. Very hard. Realizing and accepting what you’ve been hoarding for too long and getting rid of it is also part of this tough process. That calls for an HONEST evaluation of the items you have in your home, down to the antique furniture and hairbrushes you’ve been using for years. Bare with me, because here are 8 items you should get rid of after 50!