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5 Common Household Items In Singapore You No Longer Need

Time to declutter.


Home is a place where you can relax and escape the chaos.

One thing you can do for your home this weekend is to remove needless clutter. Decluttering is a tough, especially when you have been letting it build up for a while. There are even whole books on the process.

To get you started, here are some items that you can get rid of, because they have now been made redundant by technology and our behaviour patterns. Time to purge your home to make it more organised!

#1 Landline Phone

Much has changed since the emergence of smartphones. As smartphones have become an integral part of our lives,  the usage and need for landline phones continue to decrease.

Would you really be missing out on anything if you were to cancel your landline service and get rid of all those phones?

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#2 DVD Player & Blu-Ray Player  

Online streaming services like Netflix, iTunes and Amazon Prime have become a ubiquitous part of many peoples’ routines. It’s convenient and has a library of thousands of films or shows for you to choose from. Netflix currently has over 93 million paying subscribers.

When was the last time you actually bought or rented a DVD? So, is there really a need to keep that DVD or Blu-Ray player around any longer?

#3 Book Shelves

The book shelf is becoming a thing of the past with the growing popularity of electronic book (e-book) services, such as Kindle, iBook, Nook and more. With e-books, you can easily access your entire library from your smartphone or tablet, without needing to carry the physical books around with you.

For book lovers who like to catch up on their readings during their vacation, packing and lugging books around is not very practical. In addition, the fact that you’re able to dynamically increase the print size on e-books makes them quite handy for those with less than 20/20 vision.

As books gradually get packed up and disposed of, the venerable bookshelf might just be next!


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#4 Desktop Computer

We are all aware how inconvenient a desktop computer is. The fact that you can’t bring it with you anywhere you go makes it less than ideal. With the introductions of smartphones and tablets, we now have alternative devices that serve most of our computing needs.

Desktop computers still offer high performances and features still necessary in a gaming system, video editing or media center. However, if you’re not using the desktop for those purposes and all you need is to do word processing or media consumption, then you can safely bid farewell to the bulky desktop lying around in your home and be happier for it.

#5 Alarm Clock

Think about it, when was the last time you used or even see a standalone alarm clock around? Chances are, you probably use the alarm in your smartphone to wake you up every morning. It’s no surprise how smartphones have made many things obsolete and alarm clock is a prime example of this!

Your smartphone doesn’t need a separate battery or power cord, and you’re able to set multiple alarms and you can even select your favorite tunes as the alarm jingle.

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