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It’s time to rely on the wisdom of Marie Kondo. If something doesn’t spark joy, throw it out. Sometimes people hold onto things for sentimental value, but a lot of clutter is due to apathy. The thought of “this might be useful” is both pervasive and a problem. Tons of useless household items are simply taking up space and gathering dust.

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1. Dead technology

Over the past 30 years, technology has taken some massive leaps. Humanity went from using CD players to digitally streaming songs to devices smaller than CDs. Chances are, you have one or more drawers full of old phone lines, power cables, CD players, and other old relics of technology. It’s time to throw them out. Plus, with the rise of streaming, there’s no need for most physical media devices. Unless you have a massive DVD collection that you use often, you should probably sell or donate them.

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