Is clutter taking over your home? Tackle that clutter and get rid of that stuff room by room now with these 100 things to declutter from your home.
Are you struggling with what to declutter?
Getting started is the hardest part of decluttering. Knowing what to keep and what to get rid of can be overwhelming.
You aren’t alone! I’m the same way. What if I need that someday? It doesn’t take up that much space. Where do I even start? These are all things we tell or ask ourselves about the stuff that takes over our home.
Reasons to declutter
Decluttering will free up space for things you really need and want.
Getting rid of old, unused, or broken items will make you feel better and happier.
Having less mess and clutter will allow you to free up your time so you don’t have to struggle to keep it organized.
Decluttering and getting rid of stuff will actually reduce stress. Trust me, it does!
100 things to declutter from your home
A lot of the items on this list can be thrown away. Yes, I said it. Straight into the trash and don’t look back.
You may have items that are still in good repair that someone else could use, so consider donating those items or finding someone you know that could use them.
Let’s get started decluttering room by room with this list of 100 things to declutter from your home right now.
Your decluttering list room by room
1. broken or unwanted magnets
2. old and expired food in your pantry
3. broken utensils or cooking tools
4. cleaning supplies that you don’t use or like
5. Recipe books that you don’t use. Mostly because you get all your recipes online.
6. excess baking trays, pots, pans, and dishes that you don’t need (these can be donated if in good condition)
7. Any paper
8. Anything in your fridge that is past its prime or you know you won’t use.
9. Any old or almost empty spices and oils that can be trashed or bottled together to save space. Do you really need 3 half-filled garlic salts? Nope
10. Novelty cups that never get used but take up space. You know the ones from amusement parks, sporting events, restaurants, etc.
11. Extra Tupperware or pieces without lids ( put sets together and get rid of unmatching pieces)
12. extra plastic bags from stores. We use to have tons of these until California stopped using them and you have to pay for them.
13. Any paper or plastic plates, cups, and utensils that are not going to be used. Donate or toss them!
14. baby/kid cups, plates, and utensils that are no longer needed
15. broken appliances or parts from old appliances you no longer have
16. ketchup, sauce packets, straws from fast food/take out
17. empty jars or bottles that you don’t need
18. mostly empty bottles of cleaning sprays
19. Serving dishes that are never used
20. small appliances or specialty tools that are never used
Living room/dining room
23. Magazines and newspapers
22. Books you aren’t going to read or won’t read again
23. Any old or worn blankets, pillows, or rugs.
24. Any dead or dying plants
25. unused storage boxes or bins
26. any paper stacks that can be filed and thrown away
27. Any games with broken or missing pieces
28. Old CDs or DVDs that can be thrown out or given away
29. Any broken or unused electronics like TVs or DVD players
30. unused or unwanted candles or air fresheners
31. broken or damaged memorabilia and decorations
32. old pet toys and supplies that are not used or needed
33. broken picture frames or wall art
34. damaged or ruined furniture that you need to let go of.
35. Old decor that you no longer use but have random pieces of
36. Knick knacks you no longer want or like
What to declutter in the Master Bathroom
37. old or almost empty medications
38. old or gross makeup
39. towels or rugs that are worn or damaged
40. old hairbrushes and combs
41. products that you didn’t end up liking or are empty or have gone bad
42. empty tissue boxes or toilet paper rolls that need to be tossed
43. old toothbrushes
44. toiletries that are expired or extra
45. broken hair ties or hair accessories
46. expired skin care products like creams and lotions
47. old nail polishes and perfumes that can be tossed out
48. Old baby or kid products if they are no longer in use
49. product samples that you don’t need and just have
50. old or worn washcloths and rags
51. expired medication or vitamins (Here is how to dispose of old medication properly)
What to declutter in the Bedroom
52. worn or damaged sheets
53. extra blankets or bedding that can be donated
54. clothing that is stained or ruined
55. Clothing that is outdated or no longer fits
56. Earrings that are missing a pair
57. Any broken or outdated jewelry that is no longer worn
58. broken or unused electronics that can be donated or recycled
59. scarves and belts that you don’t want or wear any longer
60. unused or unwanted purses
61. unworn or damaged shoes
62. storage boxes or containers that you don’t need
63. Worn out undergarments and socks
64. old candles that are burned down or you don’t enjoy
65. Pillows past their prime (animal shelters would love these)
What to declutter in Kids’ bedroom/ playroom
66. broken toys that can’t be played with
67. toys that no longer get played with and can be given away
68. Games with lost parts or pieces
69. puzzles with missing pieces
70. toys that have been outgrown and can be given to younger kids
71. baby items that are no longer needed and can be given away
72. clothing that no longer fits
73. shoes that no longer fit
74. Stuffed animals that are worn or frayed
75. damaged or destroyed books
76. old markers, crayons, and art supplies
77. DVDs and books that have been outgrown and no longer interested in
Things to declutter in your Office
78. old textbooks or books from work courses
79. notebooks that have been written in and you don’t need
80. pens and markers that don’t work any longer
81. old receipts
82. outdated coupons and flyers
83. old phones and chargers
84. old and outdated papers and documents
85. batteries, keys and other things found in a junk drawer
86. broken or unneeded electronics that can be recycled or given away
87. wrapping paper or bags that you don’t need
88. old manuals that you don’t need
89. broken or unwanted holiday decorations
90. excess children’s art work or school work. You don’t need to keep it all.
91. crafting supplies that you don’t use or want
92. Old and outdated calendars and planners
93. old greeting cards that you don’t want to keep
94. photos that are not good enough to keep in albums or scan onto the computer
Other places and stuff to declutter
95. clean out your glove compartment
96. clean out your wallet and purse. Clean out those receipts, trash and junk
97. throw out broken outdoor toys or tools
98. toss old paint and spray paint cans out
99. old gardening and yard supplies
100. Exercise equipment you don’t use (if you still have inner thigh trainers and every other infomercial gadget ever sold, say goodbye! A set of weights and a yoga mat will do!)
101. Old sports equipment you don’t use (outgrown hockey equipment or abandoned lacrosse sticks can be traded in for new equipment!)
102. Extra bags & suitcases (Keep one set of good quality luggage and a couple of extra bags for sports, and sleepovers, etc..)
103. Broken and unrepairable tools. It’s good to take stock of the tools you have and make sure they are all in working condition.
It’s a long list and no one expects you to declutter your entire home in a day. Just take it one day at a time, one room at a time. You’ll feel so much better once it’s all done!
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