For example, look what hair dryer a hairdresser uses, or what knife a chef or what dog-equipment a professional dog walker uses
We kept buying 'good' flatware from department stores, and 8 years later half the set is chipped or broken and thrown out. 4 years ago we bought setting for 18 at a thrift store for a party we were throwing. They all survived the party, and the last four years.
All that lint in the trap is your clothes breaking down!
This isn’t about learning how to live without your microwave. This is about the fancy quesadilla maker you got for Christmas six years ago and used once. Or the magic bullet that is just taking up counter space. Or your second toaster. Take a long, hard look at each of your kitchen appliances and ask yourself whether it is worth the prime real estate it is occupying on your counter.
Get rid of socks with holes, even small holes. Think about how often you reliably do laundry and keep roughly enough sets of undergarments to get you through that amount of time. (A week? Ten days?) You do not need 50 pairs of underwear.
Shoes are too often forgotten when it comes to decluttering the wardrobe, but they are so sinister in how quickly they accumulate and in how much space they are capable of taking up. You essentially need shoes that are appropriate for work, special occasion shoes, workout shoes, errand running shoes, shoes for outdoor work, and perhaps a pair of boots. You don’t need to get rid of anything you love and wear often, but you probably don’t need 30 pairs of shoes. Related article: The Best Sustainable Shoes
Only keep the number of hangers appropriate for the articles of clothing you have, plus a few extras in case they break. If you have 20 clothing items hanging in your closet, you might keep 25 hangers, but not 100.
Decide on the number of t-shirts that you need. Do the same for long sleeve shirts, sweaters, pairs of shorts, pairs of pants, etc. Stick to that number and eliminate the excess.
A good rule of thumb is that if you haven’t worn it in a year, it is just taking up space in your closet. If you don’t like the way you look in it, get rid of it. If it no longer fits, get rid of it. If you forgot you had it and haven’t missed it, get rid of it. With gently used clothing items, donating is a great way to pass your excess goods along to someone who may be in need. This course can help you build a minimalist capsule wardrobe if you need a bit of help getting started.
Or ripped, or torn, or whatever. If it is defective, you don’t need it. Ripped shirt? Toss. Broken toy? Toss. Bent spoon? You get the idea.