8 Home Items You Should Throw Away After 50

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4. Wire hangers

Your clothes are worthy and they deserve to be treated the right way, regardless of how much or how little you paid for them.

There should be a better option than using wire hangers, which leave scars on garments. Wooden hangers might be bulkier and eat more space in your wardrobe, but they are better for clothing since their slope is more similar to that of a person’s shoulders.

There’s no doubt that a wire hanger will leave a more visible and annoying mark on clothing than a wooden one. So if you want to keep your clothes for longer, you know what you have to do!

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  1. When I lost 70# my closet had so many nice things I didn’t need, so I donated them.
    The next step was the lovely clothes thin friends gifted me…an abundance of clothes!
    So I have donated some of those and it made sense to downsize once more.
    Also cool whip bowls, they have to go! If anyone comes over and takes home some of
    the food I have loads of Rubbermade and Tupperware.
    I am a paper hoarder, that’s my next project…difficult as it will be!

    1. Yes, those plastic containers sliced ham comes in are also excessive. You can save items in them, but they accumulate quickly. Discharge!

  2. Old pots and pans that have no tops to them. They have to go. Plates and cups that are not sets, they have to go.

  3. I still struggle with being a collector. I have been giving away jackets and sports coats I will never wear again. If only I can stay away from home depot.

  4. I have managed to get rid of most of my clutter. Thing is, I have an excessive porcelain doll and collector plate collections that no one seems to have an interest in. Any suggestions would be appreciated. If I could unload these I would feel satisfied with my downsizing, and my husband would be happy too.

    1. You can go online to sell them, there is a market for them but if you are expecting to make a killing on them you may be disappointed. if you really want to get rid of them try checking online to see what they are worth and then offer them at a discount whatever you feel you can accept.

      1. If you are still interested I have many dolls for sale. These are collectibile dolls and I hope you grandaughter is old enough to appreciate them. I’m 87 years old and love these dolls but they must go. I have two dolls Gibson Girls, both Franklin Mint 20″ tall Gibson girl at the beach and Gibson girl at the race track. I’d be happy to get $35.00 each plus shipping. they are worth much more. they are in excellent condition but no box. I live in TN so don’t know what the shipping would be. You can contact me at audreyw2019@yahoo.com or call at 931-277-1027, I am in assisted living so if I don’t answer just leave a message.. Thanks

    2. What sort of dolls do you have? I collect the [old] Cabbage Patch/Little People dolls and would be interested if you happen to have some of these in good condition.
      Thanks.

    3. I gave all my Asian dolls to my grandchildren (who are Amerasian and wanted them) and around Christmas people will buy them as gifts…

    4. It’s hard to move things out we’ve enjoyed. My only suggestion is to pick a space in your home (maybe a cabinet or shelf area) where you could create a vignette or focal point. Then pick your 3 favorites of both collections and cluster them together with books or other objects that make an an attractive arrangement. Viewing a large collection is somewhat overwhelming to the eye anyway, though you had fun creating it. Take your time, you should be able to pick out the top faves, donate all the rest and enjoy the extra space you’ve created.

    5. LOL GIVE them to Good Will or a church thrift shop and help someone who doesn’t have the luxury of excess trinkets cluttering up their homeless space under the bridge.

  5. Thank you for the fabulous tips!
    One exception I have to cards and letters is keeping a few that have handwritten notes especially from passed loved ones.
    There’s something about holding a paper with the penned sentiment from my Mother that fills me with love everytime 🙂

    1. Yes, can’t seem to let that kind of thing go… I have a few letters, my brother wrote me when he was in Viet Nam…. tho he did come back, and is still here, I don’t want to ever let them go… It still speaks of his innocence and love, at a horrible time in his life…

  6. Im a clothes hoarder. Just went thur them once…2 large garbage bags full and im sure i have too many still so now that they are on hangers will match sets and get rid of most single items

  7. I’m not the person who clutters my partner is , pots and pans good or bad stored , things that remind him of his mother stored , Knick knacks that he grew up with stored ,crystal vases, candy Jars ,silver ware stored clothing that don’t fit any more closets full , all stored what do I do? The house could only hide so much that I call street junk makes it’s way home🥴🥴

  8. I got rid of the 2nd vehicle; a Corvette that was only driven once a week to keep the battery up and not get flat spots on the tires. Now all the new extra room out there is full of STUFF.

  9. Im still giving away things or donate ing items.when I look around I say Don’t need this out it goes.abd lately I don’t shop for things I don’t need .clutter is my worst enemy.too bad my hoarder of a roommate don’t see it.

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