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40 things no woman over 40 should own

Best Life Logo By Deanna Pai of Best Life | Slide 1 of 41: <p>“The secret of staying young,” <strong>Lucille Ball</strong> famously joked, “is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.” To that we’d also add, at least if you’re talking about crossing the threshold into middle age: living your days without certain objects that are beneath your newly exalted station in life. Yes, turning 40 means you’re entering <a href="http://bestlifeonline.com/40-things-to-love-about-being-in-your-40s/">your best decade</a>. It also means it’s time to retire your ex’s band t-shirt, throw out the magnifying mirror in your bathroom, and never, ever, wear jewelry that turns your skin green.</p><p>Herewith, we’ve compiled all of the things women should throw out when they reach 40. And if you choose to purge your home of these items, don’t forget to encourage your significant other to clean out his side of the closet, too: Here are the <a href="http://bestlifeonline.com/40-items-no-man-in-40s-should-own/">40 Things No Man Over 40 Should Own</a>.</p>

“The secret of staying young,” Lucille Ball famously joked, “is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.” To that we’d also add, at least if you’re talking about crossing the threshold into middle age: living your days without certain objects that are beneath your newly exalted station in life. Yes, turning 40 means you’re entering your best decade. It also means it’s time to retire your ex’s band t-shirt, throw out the magnifying mirror in your bathroom, and never, ever, wear jewelry that turns your skin green.

Herewith, we’ve compiled all of the things women should throw out when they reach 40. And if you choose to purge your home of these items, don’t forget to encourage your significant other to clean out his side of the closet, too: Here are the 40 Things No Man Over 40 Should Own.

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