Got a small window of free time? Embark on a mini purge: Take a lap around the house with a garbage bag and toss the stuff below. Letting it go (via trash or recycling) will bring you satisfaction and bring order to your home.

By Real Simple
Updated August 21, 2015
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  1. Socks without a match
  2. Food-storage containers without a lid
  3. DVDs you never watch
  4. Expired coupons
  5. Dried-out markers
  6. Baking supplies you’ll never use (i.e. apple pie spice or those three cupcake holders left over from the Fourth of July)
  7. T-shirts that are too big, which you said you would wear to bed but never do
  8. Trinkets from birthday-party goodie bags or the treasure chest at the dentist (mini Slinky toys, tiny erasers)
  9. Ketchup and soy sauce packets
  10. Chipped plates