1) Do I use this item often?
2) Is this item in good working condition?
3) Do I like this item?
If any of the answers are "no", then I seriously ask myself why I have the item and if I can live without it. Asking myself these questions, I've packed 3 diaper boxes and 3 Rubbermaid tubs full of stuff for the garage sale.
Last night I looked through my clothes closet. Using the same three questions above, I managed to get rid of two piles of clothes. Sometimes I found myself asking why I still have the item of clothing. Why didn't I get rid of it sooner???
I find it easier to get rid of items if I take baby steps. For example, last night I purged the closet and this morning I found a few more items from the closet to add to the pile. Sometimes it is easier to do a quick purge then add more items after I sleep on it.
Do you have any suggestions or ideas that you use purge items in your home?