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101 THINGS TO GET RID OF TO DECLUTTER YOUR HOME


declutter your home

Let's face it, we all accumulate stuff over time, whether or not we like it, and sometimes our homes can feel a little bit overwhelmed by the sheer volume of what we have collected.


As we get on with our lives, there is always a tendency to hold on to things, even things you know you'll no longer use. There are many reasons for this, including:

  • Those things mean something to you or have sentimental value.

  • Thinking at one point in the future, you'll be needing it again or will repair them, or even repurpose them.

  • You hold on to things because it has monetary value and you hope to sell them later.

  • You may fear you'll regret throwing something away, in case you'll find yourself wanting to use that something in the future.

  • You may just not have the time to deal with these things, and would rather just keep it away - out of sight out of mind!

  • You might not know how to get rid of certain things, like kitchen appliances that you haven't used or are broken,

  • As we live in a consumer-oriented society, people can develop a strong attachment to their possessions and may find it challenging to get rid of things that they bought and collected over time.




It's important to remember that decluttering doesn't mean just throwing things away. There are many things you can do with the things you're getting rid of. Here's a list of what you can do with the items you declutter.

  • Many items that you no longer need or use can be donated to charities, thrift stores, schools, community centers, or even shelters. This allows someone else to benefit from them.

  • If you have items that are in good condition but don't serve you anymore, you can sell them online through an online marketplace, garage sales, and consignment shops.

  • If you have family and friends who you think might find value in some of the things you no longer need, consider giving them as gifts.

  • Organize a swap meet with friends, family, or neighbors to exchange items you no longer need for things you do.

  • For those things that are really close to your heart and have extreme sentimental value, create a memory box for them. Remember to keep only what's important.

Keep in mind that the key is to find the most appropriate option for each item based on its condition and usefulness.





In this post, I've listed 101 items that you most likely have in your home that you might want to consider decluttering. They are divided into rooms so if you do decide to embark on this journey of decluttering your home, you can choose to do it room by room, which I know for myself, is easier to tackle. You can choose to do it all in one weekend or one room a weekend.


Whatever you choose, starting the process of decluttering your home will certainly reward you with a more organized and stress-free living space.


Let's get started!


Declutter your home easily with this list!


Kitchen

1. Manuals for appliances and electronics

2. Cookbooks you've only opened once

3. Single-use gadgets that you got because they went viral but you just used them once

4. Kitchen appliances you no longer use or are not working

5. Old and expired spices, dry and canned foods

6. Scratched nonstick pans

7. Old cookware that's collecting dust

8. Mismatched plastic containers - containers with missing lids, and the lids with missing container

9. Old vases

10. Commemorative spoons and plates

11. Fancy loose teas you received as gifts

12. Chopsticks and soy sauce or ketchup packets

13. Take-out menu - everything's online now

14. Excess plastic bags

15. Utensils you don't reach for

16. Expired coupons and promotion flyers

17. Tableware and glassware that you don't really use anymore



Living Room

18. Broken remotes

19. Unused electronic gadgets, such as game consoles and everything that comes with it.

20. VHS workout tapes

21. CDs and DVDs

22. Magazines

23. Picture frames with broken easel backs

24. Chargers for old electronics

25. Musical instruments no one plays anymore

26. Excess throw pillows

27. Artificial or dry flowers that are collecting dust more than anything

28. Anything with an antenna

29. Dusty potpourri

30. Unused candles




Bedrooms

31. Broken costume jewelry

32. Old scrunchies that don't scrunch anymore and broken air clips

33. Lipsticks and cosmetics you no longer use, and might just be 10 years old

34. Excessive decorative pillows

35. Broken lamps

36. Old textbooks in your kid's rooms

37. Old school bags no longer in use


Wardrobes & Drawers

38. Orphan mittens & socks

39. Clothes you haven't worn in a year, be ruthless!

40. Underwear you don't reach for anymore

41. Soccer uniforms the kids have outgrown

42. Bridesmaid dresses

43. Ill-fitting clothes

44. Wire hangers from the dry cleaner

45. Shoes you don't use anymore



Bathrooms

46. Almost empty bottles of bubbles

47. Spare contact lens cases

48. Free gifts from cosmetic purchases

49. Old, half-used, and expired skincare and toiletries

50. Expired medication

51. Unused first aid supplies

52. Shampoo and conditioner you no longer use or prefer



Junk Drawer

53. Unidentifiable keys

54. Roadmaps

55. Incomplete decks of playing cards

56. Old receipts

57. Old mail

58. Pens without any ink or caps

59. Unidentifiable pieces of paper

60. Expired coupons





Playroom

61. Toys your kids no longer play with, or broken

62. Impossible puzzles no one has ever finished

63. Arts and crafts supplies that can no longer be used

64. Outgrown boardgames

65. Filled coloring books

66. Unused stationery

67. Contents of goodie bags from a birthday party



Home office

68. Old business cards

69. Unused notebooks and journals

70. Prescription glasses that are no longer your prescription

71. Excess stationery and especially pens that no longer work

72. Outdated planners

73. Old documents



Utility Closet

74. Random attachments to appliances like vacuum cleaners etc

75. Excess cleaning supplies

76. Excess lightbulbs

77. Random cables

78. Broken umbrellas

79. Old cleaning gear, like mops, brooms, and dusters



Linen Closet

80. Old and torn bedding

81. Old and frayed towels

82. Worn out bathmats

83. Excess table clothes and napkins

84. Old and unused curtains

85. Unused pillows

86. Excess bedding



Attic/Basement

87. Unused furniture

88. Old toys

89. Excess decorations

90. Wrinkled wrapping paper and ribbons

91. Old books, magazines, and newspaper

92. Old suitcases and luggage

93. Old carpets and rugs

94. Old paintings and artwork



Garage

95. Unused sports equipment

96. Outgrown bicycles

97. Old paint and chemicals

98. Unused camping gear

99. Unused and broken tools

100. Unused garden furniture

101. Carpet and tile remnants





So there you have it! The ultimate guide to decluttering your home, room by room, with 101 things you can bid farewell to. Remember, the goal here is to create a living space that truly reflects who you are and provides a serene space for you and your family to thrive in.


Happy decluttering!



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