Declutter Your Home – 101 Things to Get Rid Of
Why You Should Declutter Your Home
I remember being so sick of the mess. So tired of walking into rooms that were stacked high with junk.
Keeping doors closed and avoiding certain spaces because just being in there brought on so much stress. Telling myself, “declutter your home,” but not knowing where to start.
I finally got so tired of it all that, I just started getting rid of things – all of it, and never looked back.
At first, it was overwhelming and hard to part with things. Now, I hardly buy new stuff and getting rid of things is easy.
I don’t find value in small trinkets or clothes and other random household items. It’s easier to clean my house and I know where everything is. The list of benefits goes on and on and on.
So what are you waiting for? I know you have that room that always has the door shut, the drawer you can barely open, and that closet full of clothes that you don’t wear.
If you are looking for some secret recipe for decluttering… you won’t find it. The secret is… there is no secret.
You just do it. You do it or you let it sit and get worse. Declutter your home and don’t put it off!
So right now… today… you take this list of 101 Things to Get Rid Of and declutter your home, right now!
Start purging your house.
You will be much better off. I also provide a printable list of all 101 things so that you can mark them off as you work. You can find it at the end of this post.
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How to Get Rid of the Clutter – Topics To Be Covered
How do I start decluttering?
List of 101 things to declutter right now!
Where do I donate my items?
How to Start – Declutter Your Home
- Understand it is going to take time
- Don’t try to do it all in one day… you’ll get discouraged
- Do one space at a time
- Get trash bags for the items you are throwing away
- Get boxes or bags for the items you are going to donate
- Have a place to set items you are going to give to friends or family
101 Things to Declutter Right Now
- Clothes that don’t fit
- Clothes that are torn or stained
- Clothes that aren’t flattering
- That clothing item you bought but never wear
- Extra hangers
- Undergarments that don’t fit, are stained, etc.
- Accessories you haven’t worn in 6 months
- Old nail polish
- Socks without a mate
- Shoes that don’t fit, are worn out, stained, etc.
- Gloves without a mate
- Cracked or never worn belts
- Unused or broken hair ties
- Old/never worn hats
- Free/promotional t shirts
- Scarves you don’t wear
- Old bedsheets
- Old/stained pillows
- Books you have read and won’t read again
- Books you have never read
- Old makeup
- Travel sized toiletries
- Perfumes and lotions, you don’t wear/are old
- Old toothbrushes
- Shampoo you aren’t using
- Old towels
- Hair Products you aren’t using
- Baby items they have grown out of
- Baby items you didn’t like using
- Old/broken toys
- Toys that aren’t played with
- Pens that don’t work
- Half-finished craft projects
- Craft supplies you haven’t use in a year
- Games with missing or broken pieces
- Greeting and Birthday Cards that were you
- Gift bags to reuse that aren’t in good shape
- Wrapping Paper Scraps
- Notes you kept from school
- Chargers for old phones
- Old phones
- Old phones cases
- Random cords you don’t use
- Old tables, computers, etc.
- Manuals that you can look up online
- Old CD’s (or all CDs)
- Extra purses
- Extra totes/bags
- Extra mugs
- Extra sunglasses (or other glasses you may have)
- Old food in the refrigerator
- Expired food from the pantry
- Old Food in the freezer
- Tea/coffee you never drink
- Recipe Books
- Dirty Sponges
- Worn out kitchen towels
- Food you haven’t eaten and won’t eat
- Broken/chipped dishes
- Duplicate items
- Herbs/Spices you don’t use
- Specialty Kitchen Items not used in a year
- Art work you don’t like
- Decor/Knick knacks that you don’t like
- DVDs you don’t watch
- Old video games
- Old video game consoles
- Old Computer games
- Duplicates of tools
- Broken Tools
- Tools you don’t use and/or could easily borrow
- Items in storage you never look at
- Unfinished projects
- Cans of paint that you no longer need
- Memorabilia that means nothing to you
- Old medicine and vitamins
- Old receipts
- Duplicate/bad photos
- Paperwork you don’t need to file away
- Dead plants/flowers
- Cleaning products you don’t use
- Furniture that isn’t necessary
- Old candles
- Take out menus
- Take loose change to the bank
- Old boxes and packaging
- Workout equipment you don’t use
- Old pet toys
- Unused vases
- Old shopping bags
- Broken Christmas Ornaments
- Old car chargers
- Trash in your car
- Loose change in your car
- Give back borrowed items
- VHS you can’t watch
- Audio tapes you can’t listen to
- Switch bills to paperless billing
- Old keys
- Expired gift cards or gift cards you aren’t using
I made this into a printable checklist for you! The information on how to download it is below.
It’s basically a declutter your home checklist that will help you become a decluttering pro.
Where Do I Donate My Items?
- You can give some items to friends or family if you think they would really enjoy them
- Give to the Veterans of America. You can sign up for them to pick up your things.
- Drop your donation off at a Goodwill, Salvation Army, or other second-hand stores
- Drop your donation at a Planet Aide (or other) Box in a local parking lot
- Sell High-End Pieces on Poshmark or Facebook Marketplace
- Throw away all broken items!
Decluttering your house can take some time. It took me a year to really get through everything so make sure you give yourself plenty of time and a little bit of grace.
It can get overwhelming when you are in the thick of it, but remember that the results will be totally worth it!
If you need more help decluttering your home, then check out my Honest Declutter Guide.
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