12 Things You've Been Keeping At Home You Need To Replace, Stat

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Clutter usually falls into one of two categories. The first contains all those weird things you can't really get rid of, like the hideous heirloom dish your mother-in-law gifted you. The other holds all the weird, completely unnecessary tchotchkes you've picked up on your travels (hotel pens) and amassed just by sitting on the couch (a lifetime's supply of soy sauce packets.) And those things really ought to go to the grim grave that's calling them: the trash can.

Ahead, we called out 8 grimy and tacky clutter fiends that are making your life less beautiful — and the smart replacements that will make it right.