50 Household Items You Should Get Rid of on Buy Nothing Day
If you’ve been looking for an excuse to start getting rid of clutter or other household items you really no longer need, use Buy Nothing Day for that purpose. Buy Nothing Day as the same day as Black Friday and encourages consumers not to consume. It’s meant as a day of protest against consumerism and started back in 1992 in Canada.
Buy Nothing Day activities include credit card cut ups, free street parties, a zombie walk where people around malls with blank stares and Whirl-mart where people steer shopping carts around shopping centers without buying anything.
So avoid the vicious throngs lining up for doorbuster savings by staying home, unloading your unnecessary household goods and buy nothing.
What to Hold on to
Take a look in kitchen cabinets and make a note of how many plates and glasses you keep. Chances are you don’t need them all.
Get Rid of Books
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Do the same with any movies or CDs you’ve got sitting around collecting dust. For any remaining CDs or DVDs, make a wall cabinet to save on space and put those old CD bins to use as a twine dispenser.
Bureo takes old nylon fishing nets and makes them into skateboards and sunglasses.
Use those nylons to clean around the house.
Crayons and Colored Pencils
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Pantry Items and Spices
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Plastic Storage Containers that no Longer have Lids that Fit
But if you like think you can repurpose those things, you’ll like creative storage options. You’ll never guess why you should keep an empty egg carton in the bathroom.
Learn how to store difficult items if you really have to keep them around.
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Games with Missing Pieces
Appliances You Don’t Use
Or if you like that stuff, find some ideas with smart appliances on the market now.
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Old Freezer Items
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Lost Socks or Use Them to Clean
Old Puzzle Books
Try recycling those books and discover once and for all what’s really recyclable and what’s not.
Old Halloween Costumes
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Periodicals but not The Family Handyman
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Old Towels or Bedding
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Dry Out Your Old Paint
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