INSIDE : Ready for the New Year or looking to just clean house? Check out these 25 things to throw out when decluttering your home and see how awesome you will feel about it afterward! Plus your home will thank you.
We currently live in a rental and it’s smaller than the home we previously owned… so having extra space is a glorious luxury that we do not have much of these days. One of my favorite things is to go through closets, drawers, games, etc… and purge (I know, I live an exciting life)! Then I create piles that I donate to various local organizations.
Today, I’m going to share 25 things to throw out and feel awesome about when decluttering (and you probably won’t even miss) because I have a feeling whether you have the extra space or not, we all could do with a little less!
And because so many of us, organizing types love a good checklist… I’ve also made this into a printable checklist which you can download at the bottom of this post.
Okay, are you ready? Grab some empty boxes and let’s get at it!
BATHROOM ITEMS to throw out and feel awesome about when decluttering:
1. Makeup that is long past it’s ‘best use by’ date.
2. Toiletries that you will never use (creams, lotions, hair color kits).
3. Hair products that you used when your style was different (gels, creams, waxes, mousses).
4. Old nail polish in a color you don’t wear any more.
LINEN CLOSET ITEMS to throw out and feel awesome about when decluttering:
5. Old pillow cases or sheets that you never use.
6. Out of date medicines, creams/lotions or ointments.
BEDROOM ITEMS to throw out and feel awesome about when decluttering:
7. Clothes that don’t fit. Would you buy that item right now in a store? No, then it’s time to toss.
8. Earrings that don’t have their matching partner. It’s so hard to say goodbye.
9. Any under garments that have simply seen better days.
10. Shoes that hurt when you wear them.
LIVING ROOM ITEMS to throw out and feel awesome about when decluttering:
11. Old magazines or newspapers that you are saving for a “rainy day”.
12. Games or puzzles where some of the pieces are missing.
13. Throw pillows that have lost their shape.
14. Used candles that the wick has worn down and it can’t be lit again.
OFFICE + STUDY ITEMS to throw out and feel awesome about when decluttering:
15. Pens that have run out of ink and don’t work any longer.
16. Small quantities of wrapping paper or gift ribbon that won’t wrap or hold anything.
KITCHEN ITEMS to throw out and feel awesome about when decluttering:
17. Kitchen gadgets you never have used (bread machine, the bullet chopper, salad spinner).
18. Any mugs over the total number of people you would ever have drinking in your home at once.
19. Recipe books you don’t use.
20. Tupperware or plastic storage containers with missing lids.
MISC ITEMS to throw out and feel awesome about when decluttering:
21. Spare buttons from clothes that you are keeping”just in case”.
22. Things in your home that you look at and really don’t like.
23. Chargers and cords for phones/cameras/electronics that you no longer own.
24. Greetings cards from past events (only keep those that are truly sentimental).
25. Old receipts that you have sitting around with no purpose.
And while we are talking about throwing things out to feel better, you might also want to do the same thing with your life! If you are ready to start afresh and take back your life, you might be interested in my ebook, Just Start. Because nothing changes until you begin!
Ready to dive a little deeper into this exciting topic? I’m SO THRILLED to share my Just Start ebook with you!
The link to purchase is below!!
Are you ready for a good checklist version of this decluttering? You can DOWNLOAD THE FREE 25 CHECKLIST here.
PHEW! Did you make it through the list? Even if you could purge or toss just two items from each category, I would say it would be a huge win for your home and probably your sanity. Keep only objects that bring you happiness. Life is too short to surround yourself with clutter.
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