46 Things You Can Throw Out

Trust us: You won’t miss them! HGTV Magazine rounds up 46 things you can toss or donate right this second with zero guilt.

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Spare Contact Lens Cases

Broken Costume Jewelry


Wrinkled Wrapping Paper and Crushed Bows

Latex Paint

If it’s more than a year old ditch it.

A Bread Machine

VHS Workout Tapes

Cookbooks You’ve Cracked Open Once

Scrunchies That Have Lost Their Scrunch

Incomplete Decks of Playing Cards

Bridesmaid Dresses

Visit Operation Prom to donate.

Manuals For Appliances and Electronics

They’re all available online.

Picture Frames With Broken Easel Backs

Road Maps

There’s GPS on your phone.


Unidentifiable Keys

Random Vacuum Cleaner Attachments

Almost Empty Bottles of Bubbles

In-Line Skates

Impossible Puzzles No One Has Ever Finished

Free Gifts From Cosmetic Purchases

Orphan Mittens

Travel Guidebooks

Chargers For Old Electronics

Wire Hangers From the Dry Cleaner

Chopsticks and Soy Sauce Packets

Your “Fat” Clothes

Old Remote Controls You Don’t Recognize

Carpet Remnants

Stretched-Out Bras

Contents of Goodie Bags From Kids’ Parties

Scratched Nonstick Pans

Anything With an Antenna

Prescription Eyeglasses That Are No Longer Your Prescription

Visit Lions Clubs to donate.

Umbrellas With Bent or Broken Spokes

Allen Wrenches From DIY Furniture

Checkbook Registers

Disposable Cameras

Musical Instruments No One Plays Anymore

Smelly Towels


Fancy Loose Teas Received as a Hostess Gift

The Yellow Pages

Soccer Uniforms the Kids Have Outgrown

Vases That Came With Delivered Flowers

Commemorative Spoons and Plates

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