13 New Rules of Decluttering
Looking to get organized? O's serviceable and soulful guide can help you make a plan, follow through and get started living—with less.
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Rule #11: You Have Permission to Get Rid of...
That waffle-cone maker you once hoped would promote family togetherness.
Children's Tylenol...if your children are in grad school.
User manuals. Trust us, they're online. And by the way, so are takeout menus.
Your half-dozen paperweights. (Unless you work directly in front of a wind machine.)
Stuff you've bought from TV at 3 A.M. It's time to choose: You can have the Perfect Bacon Bowl or the ThighMaster, but not both.
The ice skates you've had since 1996—unless you're Michelle Kwan.
All those VHS tapes with every episode of Thirtysomething. It's time to admit it: Your VCR is DOA.
Gravy boat: Why? Fondue pot: Really? Potato masher: Fine. Potato mashers: Uh-uh. (If you are ever in a situation that requires multiple potato mashers, we say make a run for it.)