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100 Things to Declutter


So, I am huge on delcuttering. I love to declutter every few months. So I’ve put together a list for you of 100+ things to declutter and even included a printable calendar to help you stay organized. I didn’t add dates so you can print it out and add any dates on it and then get to decluttering!


I remember the first time I decluttered I was so overwhelmed and didn’t even know where to begin. I thought I needed to do it all in one day. Well boy was I wrong. Decluttering takes awhile and it’s totally okay. Especially after the holidays it’s a must to declutter! All the new stuff and the clutter from the year!

So here you’ll do one day at a time. One space a day to not overwhelm yourself.


Let’s start with the place you are the most!



KITCHEN

  • old spices

  • expired fridge items

  • expired pantry items

  • expired frozen foods

  • chipped dishes

  • leaky water bottles

  • cooking tools or utensils you don’t use

  • fast food sauce packs

  • unused small appliances

  • tubberware containers without lids

  • Old coffee mugs, cups, bowls, plates, etc.

  • worn out scrubbers + sponges

  • Recipe books you don’t use.

  • Take-out containers

  • plastic forks/spoons you don’t use

  • Burnt baking sheet pans

  • Scratched pots and pans

  • Broken canisters

  • Paper clutter

  • Excessive Grocery bags


JUNK DRAWER

  • Old batteries

  • Old receipts

  • Take-out menus

  • Business cards you will never need

  • Expired coupons

  • Broken chargers

  • Phone books

  • Appliance manuals

  • Broken pens

  • Junk mail






LIVING ROOM

  • Broken or scratched DVDs/CDs

  • VHS tapes

  • books you no longer love or read

  • magazines

  • anything you’re tired of dusting

  • puzzles + board games with missing pieces

  • old remote controls

  • burned-down candles

  • Old throw blankets

  • Chipped knick-knacks

  • Cords that aren’t needed

  • Dead plants

  • Broken blinds

  • Old decor





BATHROOM

  • old make-up

  • travel-size toiletries

  • nearly-empty product bottles

  • Old towels and wash cloths

  • old nail care products

  • Expired skincare products.

  • Expired hair-care products.

  • Old perfume

  • Empty bottles

  • Samples of products

  • Old sponges and loofahs

  • Old razors

  • Broken hair tools

  • Old hair brushes

  • Anything you haven’t used in the past 6 months or longer


KIDS BATHROOM

  • Old toothpaste

  • Old toothbrushes

  • Empty shampoo/conditioner bottles

  • Empty soaps

  • Old toys

  • Nail polish

  • Almost empty sprays

  • Empty band-aid containers

  • Anything you haven’t used for them in 6 months or longer


MEDICINE/SPICES CABINET

  • Old spices

  • Almost empty spices

  • Expired medicine

  • Expired vitamins and supplements

  • Old syringes used for medicines





BEDROOM & CLOSET

  • Old sheets

  • Torn comforters

  • Stained pillowcases

  • Old pillows

  • Old throw pillows

  • Old throw blankets

  • Worn down hats

  • Stained clothes

  • Clothes too small

  • Clothes with holes

  • Socks with our matches

  • Gloves with our matches

  • Old underwear

  • Brass with broken or missing wire

  • Stretched out sports bras

  • Clothes with worn out elastic

  • Old pajamas

  • Unused bedskirts

  • Extra flat sheets

  • Scarves or accessories never worn

  • Broken jewelry

  • Worn down belts

  • Old prescription glasses

  • Broken hangers

  • Trash from your luggage or purse

  • ANYTHING YOU HAVEN’T USED OR WORN IN 6 MONTHS OR LONGER


KIDS BEDROOM

  • Clothes that are too little

  • Stained or clothes with holes

  • Shoes that don’t fit

  • Broken crayons/pencils

  • Old stuffed animals

  • Used up coloring books

  • Old school papers

  • Books they don’t want

  • Broken toys

  • Toys they no longer want

  • Old video games

  • Pillows/blankets they don’t use

  • Old underwear

  • Old socks or ones without matches


HOME OFFICE

  • phone books

  • take-out menus

  • non-working pens, markers, broken pencils, sharpies, highlighters

  • expired insurance papers

  • Old bills

  • Unused decor that you set there to get out of the way

  • unnecessary tax papers

  • Never used or damaged craft items


GARAGE OR BASEMENT

  • paint cans (check local recycling/disposal guidelines)

  • expired or unused home + yard products

  • Old brooms

  • Broken storage totes

  • Used boxes

  • broken toys

  • Anything broken

  • excess or unused cleaners

  • Old food you store in garage

  • repair parts for items you no longer own

  • Expired cleaning products

  • Old wrapping paper

  • Storage totes full of junk




There you have it 100+ to declutter. I promise you’ll feel so much better once you’ve done this. Take it one day at a time. One section at a time. I always try to aim for one or two rooms a day when I’m decluttering and then it only take me a week or so to declutter my entire house! It’s the best feeling! I love going into a new year with a decluttered house. Putting away all the Christmas décor and decluttering makes you feel like a brand new person.


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