It leads to stress, lost productivity, and a very messy house. So here's what to do about all that stuff that's just taking up space in your already overfilled life--What to stash and what to trash from Rodale Publishing:
- Like, that leftover paint from that time you re-did the living room--Trash it! After about 2 years, oil based paint settles too much to be mixed--And latex paint can grow mold and harden. So don't stack up all those paint cans in your garage, trash them!
- What about that one sock that came out of the dryer missing its mate? Stash it. Why? Because that lone sock can have a new life. You can use it to shine your shoes use the toe portion to spread the shoe polish, then turn it inside out to buff the shoe. Or, you can use that sock to make your smelly shoes less stinky. Stuff it with kitty litter, baking soda, or tea leaves, tie the end closed and put it in your smelly shoes when you're not wearing them.
- The comfortable but unfulfilling relationship you're in. The experts say: Trash it. If you're not sure if the person you're with is "the one" ask yourself these questions--Do you care for and respect this person? Do you like them? Do you want your kids to look and act like this person? Are there any sparks between you? Do you trust this person? If you answered no to the majority of those questions, this person is not "the one" and you should trash them just like the old paint cans. Only more gently. That's according to Dr. Susan Heitler who wrote the book "From Conflict To Resolution".