Step 1: Throw it Out
As Southerners, we don’t like to let things go gently―especially if they’re sentimental. But, when a household item has reached its end, it’s okay to say good-bye. It can even be a therapeutic process. Cracked ceramic pots, water-damaged straw baskets, punctured and deflated basketballs and the like should go into the dumpster. Make space for new memories.