100 Things to Declutter Now for a Clutter-Free Home

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Decluttering your home can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. By breaking it down into smaller, manageable tasks, you can make the process much more manageable. Follow this list of 100 things that you can easily declutter right now for a clutter-free home.

Clutter-free Room by Room Guide:

Living Room
  • Empty Candles
  • Dead Flowers
  • Old/Read Magazines
  • Damaged Pet Toys
  • Extra Glass Vases
  • Used Batteries
  • Flat/Old Pillows
  • Damaged Books
  • Unused Decor
  • Damaged Lamp Shades
  • Damaged Toys
  • Used Coloring Books
  • Empty Paint/Markers
  • Scratched CDs/DVDs
  • Games/Puzzles with Missing Pieces
  • Broken Crayons
  • Extra Stuffed Animals
  • Excess Artwork/School Papers
  • Un-opened pantry items that your family aren’t eating– donate to the food bank if not expired 
  • Unused Appliances
  • Used Water Filters
  • Old Baby Bottles
  • Rusty Silverware
  • Expired Spices
  • Leftover Matching Paper Plates/Napkins
  • Chipped Plates/Bowls
  • Expired Pet Treats
  • Old/Unused Pantry Staples
  • Torn/Worn Dish Towels
  • Duplicate Kitchen Utensils
  • Empty/Flat Drink Bottles
  • Promotional Cups
  • Old Storage Containers
  • Unused Coffee Mugs
  • Old Takeout Menus
  • Empty Cleaning Product Bottles
  • Extra Takeout Condiments/Utensils
  • Unused Shopping Bags
  • Old Frozen Food (if you don’t know how old it is, toss it!)
  • Unused/Old Linens
  • Empty Tissue Boxes
  • Old Pillows
  • Unidentified Remote Controls
  • Socks/Underwear with Holes
  • Broken Jewelry
  • Damaged Belts/Purses
  • Empty Shoe Boxes
  • Clothes That Haven’t Been Worn in More Than a Year
  • Broken Coat Hangers
  • Socks Without a Pair
  • Leftover Buttons
  • Unused Suit Bags
  • Damaged Shoes
  • Outgrown Kids’ Clothing
  • Stretched/Old Bras
  • Expired Medication
  • Excess Sample-Sized Toiletries
  • Old Toothbrushes
  • Dried/Empty Nail Polish Bottles
  • Empty Toiletries
  • Damaged/Worn Towels
  • Promotional Makeup Bags
  • Broken/Unused Hair Appliances
  • Old Makeup
  • Moldy Bath Toys
  • Worn-Out Brushes
  • Damaged/Dirty Makeup Sponges
  • Old Medicine Droppers
  • Empty Hand Soap Bottles
  • Stretched Ponytail Holders
  • Broken Scales
  • Mildewed Shower Curtains
Office/Craft Room
  • Owner’s Manuals (most can be found online now!)
  • Old Receipts/Paperwork
  • Crumbled/Damaged Paper Products
  • Old Printer Cartridges
  • Dried Out Pens
  • Old Cell Phones/Cases
  • Unused Jump/Thumb Drives
  • Unidentified Charging Cables
  • Old/Empty Craft Supplies
  • Used/Empty Notepads
  • Excess Gift Wrapping Supplies
  • Almost Empty Wrapping Paper Rolls
  • Outdated Electronics
  • Broken Toys
  • Rusted Tools
  • Old Paint Cans
  • Old/Unused Sport/Hobby Equipment
  • Duplicate Pictures
  • Unused apps
  • Junk Email (unroll.me is great for this)
  • Screenshots/memes you’ll never use again
  • Completed/unneeded inbox emails
  • Old Contacts
  • Items on Computer Desktop
  • Social Media Follows
  • Unneeded text messages
  • Watched TV Shows on DVR
  • Empty Lighters
  • Unused Reward/Loyalty Program Cards
  • Empty Baby Wipes Boxes
  • Expired Coupons/Gift Cards
  • Loose Change (cash it in instead!)
  • Old Calendars
  • Duplicate Holiday Cards
  • cool card board boxes that you’ve saved but never used

By decluttering these items, you’ll not only free up space in your home, but you’ll also make it easier to find what you need and to keep your home clean and organized. Plus, you’ll likely feel a sense of relief and accomplishment once you’ve tackled this decluttering challenge. A clutter-free home is a joy to live in. Remember to take it one step at a time so you don’t get overwhelmed.

Happy decluttering!

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My name is Ashley and my mission is to empower women by simplifying their homes to help women reclaim their time, energy, and space for what matters most to them. I focus on  Whole Home Simplification– the goal is to make the home more functional, efficient, and enjoyable to live in. 

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