Top Ten Crumbs: Things You Can Purge Right Now. www.craftoflaughter.comWith “moving” on the brain, purging has been the name of the game the past couple of months for both of us. But, changing locations doesn’t have to be the only reason to reduce and minimize! As we pass the mid-year point, it’s a fantastic time to re-evaluate the priorities in life, from the items taking room in your home to the old ways taking up room in your heart. Here are our Top Ten Crumbs of Things you Can Purge Right Now!

Tab’s Top Five Crumbs:

  1. Papers!! Going digital has never been easier (here’s how I did it).
  2. Old kitchen appliances. Listen, I know the slow cooker may be needed one day, but let’s face it – food out of that thing isn’t the best (at least not compared to my Instant Pot or grill). Chuck it and anything else you haven’t used in over a year.
  3. Make-up that is older than 8 months old. If you haven’t used it up, then you didn’t need it in the first place. Not to mention all the bacteria!
  4. Negative Self Talk. You don’t need this anymore. Love thyself and the rest will fall into place.
  5. Coats. My husband had TWELVE COATS!! What in the world?!? I made him choose 3: a winter coat, a rain coat, and a light windbreaker. That is really all you need. Gals, I will let you get away with a sassy, dressy jacket, too. But no one needs 12 coats. The rest were donated to a homeless shelter. A great opportunity to both “let go” and do good.

Cyn’s Top Five Crumbs:

  1. Thanks to Tab’s post, we are currently going paperless too! I agree, I was a paper hoarder, PURGE!
  2. Old medicines. Yes they expire. If you have antibiotics in your medicine cabinet 1. one you didn’t take them properly and finish the course, and 2. antibiotics are intended for specific kinds of infections so you won’t need them for other things. An ear infection is treated differently than cellulitis. Throw them out.
  3. Old shoes. Really. I’m guilty. I recently purged 6 pairs of old, worn out running shoes.
  4. Dry cleaner hangers. Why are you keeping them? Why?
  5. Store bags, paper or plastic. Do you use as many as you bring home each week? If not, throw them out or return them to the recycling box at the grocery store.


What can you give up today, right now, to make room for something better?

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