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365 Ways to Declutter Your Home in 365 Days

365 Ways to Declutter Your Home in 365 Days


Make this the year that you get clutter-free! Declutter your home and simplify your life one day and one project at a time with these 365 ways to declutter your home in 365 days.


This year, let’s get to grips with the clutter in your home and make a plan to tackle it head on. Follow my list of 365 ways to declutter your home in 365 days and you’ll make slow, but steady progress.

By the end of the year you’ll have a much more clutter-free home and an easier, simpler life!

Some of these 365 ways are quick and easy, others will take longer and require a bit more effort and planning. There’s no need to follow the order I’ve laid out so you can pick and choose your own order depending on what suits you and the time and space you have available.

Just try to pick off one way each day. That’s 365 ways to a decluttered home and a decluttered life in 365 days.

Remember the saying that ‘no pain, no gain’? So, even though it seems like a long list (and it is!), just tick off one way each day and you’ll have a decluttered home and life that’s definitely worth the effort!

So, let’s get started…

To give you some further help and support, some of the ways I’ve listed are links to other blog posts I’ve written. So click these links if you need further information, support and it’s an area you need to spend a bit more time on.

365 ways to declutter your home in 365 days
  1. Clothes you never wear
  2. Damaged clothes
  3. Stained clothes
  4. Broken toys
  5. Odd socks
  6. Pens without lids
  7. Old magazines
  8. Books you’ve never read
  9. Books you’ve read but will never read again
  10. Earrings that don’t have a pair
  11. Broken jewellery
  12. Clothes that don’t fit
  13. Clothes that you haven’t worn in the last 2 years
  14. Maternity clothes that you won’t use again
  15. Towels that have holes
  16. Towels that are threadbare
  17. Bath products that you haven’t used in a year
  18. Cosmetics that you haven’t used in months
  19. Old nailvarnish bottles
  20. Extra sets of bed linen that you no longer need
  21. Bed linen that is torn or worn
  22. Extra towels that you don’t need
  23. Toys that your kids have grown out of
  24. Old kids’ clothes that are damaged or have holes in them
  25. Jigsaw puzzles with pieces missing
  26. Paints and play dough that your kids don’t use any more
  27. Bedding that doesn’t fit the beds you currently have
  28. Your kids’ artwork that you don’t want to keep
  29. Clothes that no longer fit you
  30. The contents of your bedside table
  31. Kitchen gadgets you don’t use
  32. Excess mugs you don’t use
  33. Excess glassware you don’t use
  34. Excess plates you don’t use
  35. Excess knives, forks and other cutlery you don’t use
  36. Stale food
  37. Food that’s past it’s best before date
  38. Spices you never use
  39. Serving dishes you never use
  40. Stuff in the freezer that’s been there for years
  41. Cleaning products you bought but never use
  42. Scarves you never use
  43. Handbags you never use
  44. Pictures hanging on the walls that you don’t really like
  45. Photos on the shelves you don’t really like
  46. Ornaments on the shelves you don’t really like
  47. Anything on your bedside table that you don’t need for that night
  48. Bath toys that your kids never use
  49. Hair accessories your daughter never wears
  50. Hair accessories that have bits missing or have lost their elasticity
  51. Old diaries that you’ve kept but not sure why
  52. ‘Just in case’ items
  53. Pieces of spare fabric that you never get around to using
  54. Spare bits of gift wrap that you’ll never use
  55. Old medicines that are past their expiry date
  56. Baby wipes that have dried up
  57. Clothes hangers that you don’t use
  58. Broken tools
  59. Garden tools that you never use
  60. Tools that have parts missing
  61. Arts and crafts materials that you no longer use
  62. Paint in your garage that’s been there for years
  63. Broken outdoor toys
  64. Flat footballs
  65. Bicycles that your kids have outgrown
  66. Old magazines
  67. Pens that don’t work
  68. Old DVDs
  69. Old CDs
  70. Instruction manuals for things you don’t have anymore
  71. Old receipts that you no longer need
  72. Paperwork that you don’t need to keep
  73. Cables, leads and wires for computers, printers etc that you no longer need
  74. Tights with ladders
  75. Socks with holes
  76. Flyers and leaflets that come through the post
  77. Furniture that you don’t like
  78. Storage solutions that you don’t need
  79. Plastic bottles and other recyclable items
  80. Old newspapers
  81. General rubbish
  82. Bad odours
  83. Negative thoughts
  84. Lots of arguing
  85. Too much screen time
  86. Darkness – open the curtains and let in the light
  87. Damp
  88. Dirt
  89. Mess
  90. Clear the kitchen worktops
  91. Appliances you don’t use
  92. Foreign currency you’re not likely to use
  93. Get everything off the floor and clear the floor space
  94. Take everything off the stairs – they’re not extra shelves!
  95. Curtains that haven’t been washed in years – wash them!
  96. Keys that you don’t know what they’re for
  97. The contents of your purse
  98. The contents of your partner’s wallet (with their agreement!)
  99. The contents of your handbag
  100. Old remote controls you no longer use
  101. Old perfumes that have gone stale
  102. Old aftershaves that have gone stale
  103. Cufflinks that don’t have a pair
  104. Scooters your kids never use
  105. Bad habits
  106. Routines that don’t work for you
  107. Your car
  108. Your garage
  109. Your loft/attic
  110. Your wardrobe
  111. Your bathroom
  112. Your home office
  113. Your porch
  114. Your garden shed
  115. Your living room
  116. Your kitchen
  117. Your hallway/entrance way
  118. Old mobile phones and accessories
  119. Excess plastic bags
  120. Anything on your calendar that you don’t want to do
  121. Receipts you no longer need
  122. Bank statements you no longer need
  123. Debit and credit cards that have expired
  124. Old glasses that you never wear
  125. Junk mail
  126. Pens that don’t work anymore
  127. Glue that doesn’t work anymore
  128. Dead batteries
  129. Unused cookbooks
  130. Food that you’re not likely to use
  131. Storage containers that you’re not likely to use
  132. Tupperware containers that don’t have lids
  133. Shoes that your kids have outgrown
  134. Baby stuff if you’re not going to have any more kids
  135. Reference books if you can find the information on the internet
  136. Old photos that you could scan in and keep in digital format
  137. Photos just for the sake of it
  138. Bad memories
  139. Half-finished craft projects that your kids have forgotten about
  140. Desktop icons on your pc that you no longer use
  141. Fuzzy photos or duplicate photos that you don’t want to keep
  142. Apps on your phone that you don’t use
  143. Junk email in your inbox
  144. Unsubscribe from newsletters that are no longer of interest
  145. Half-finished DIY projects
  146. Dead plants
  147. Old paint/chemicals in your shed you never use
  148. Broken garden furniture
  149. Outdoor toys that aren’t played with anymore
  150. Broken Christmas/festive decorations
  151. Light bulbs that don’t fit any of your lighting
  152. Excess Christmas decorations that you don’t use
  153. Weeds in the garden
  154. Clothes that you don’t feel right in
  155. Clothes that don’t fit
  156. Buttons that you keep just in case
  157. First aid kit items that are past their expiry date
  158. Fire extinguishers past their expiry date
  159. Toxic relationships
  160. Dirty laundry that should be washed
  161. Ironing that needs to be done
  162. Board games that your family never plays with
  163. Old cameras you no longer use
  164. Cushions that aren’t comfy, look nice or serve a purpose
  165. Rugs that trip you up
  166. Old maps because you have a sat nav
  167. Old toothbrushes
  168. Address books if you keep your contacts on your phone (and it’s backed up)
  169. The cupboard under your kitchen sink
  170. Your larder
  171. Your cleaning products
  172. Your time
  173. Your family commitments
  174. Old travel guide books that are out of date
  175. What you do in the evenings
  176. What you do in the mornings
  177. Old candles
  178. Torches that need their batteries changing
  179. Family heirlooms and memorabilia
  180. Things that bring back bad memories
  181. Library books that you haven’t returned
  182. Baby toys you’re never going to use again
  183. Things that are under the sofa you’ve forgotten about
  184. Arguments
  185. Tension
  186. Pet toys that have seen better days
  187. Excess hats/gloves/scarfs
  188. Grime on windows
  189. Pots in plants in the garden that need a bit of TLC
  190. Uncared for flowerbeds
  191. Feeling unmotivated
  192. Feeling lazy
  193. Feeling inadequate
  194. Feeling lonely
  195. Car parts and accessories
  196. Unused phonebooks and accessories
  197. Unused fitness and home gym equipment
  198. Hallways and corridors
  199. Under stairs cupboard and storage spaces
  200. Table linen, napkins and serving ware
  201. Cardboard boxes
  202. Digital photos
  203. Doubles of anything you only need one of
  204. Your other half (only joking!)
  205. Goals that don’t fit in with your future plans
  206. Mis-placed priorities
  207. Things that upset you
  208. Recipes you don’t use
  209. Kids’ water bottles that you have multiples of
  210. Kids’ cutlery you no longer need
  211. Kids’ furniture and highchairs you no longer need
  212. General rubbish
  213. Take away menus
  214. Product packaging
  215. Old dressing up clothes your kids don’t wear
  216. Plastic hangers from shops
  217. Old make up brushes and make up applicators
  218. Old pillows that have lost shape or are stained
  219. Old mattresses that aren’t good for your back or are uncomfy
  220. Kids that don’t do as they’re told (only joking again!)
  221. Things that bring you down
  222. Stuff that’s lurking under your bathroom sink
  223. The glove box of your car
  224. The boot of your car
  225. Underwear with holes
  226. Sleepwear that you want to replace to feel good!
  227. Unhealthy eating habits
  228. Postal bills which you can swap for online ones
  229. Opt out of marketing phonecalls
  230. All the drawers in your home
  231. All the cupboards in your home
  232. Your kids’ bedroom
  233. Stuffed furry toys
  234. Excess Lego
  235. Kitchen utensils
  236. Things that are stuck on the front of the fridge
  237. Your noticeboard
  238. Laundry room and laundry supplies
  239. Tin foil, baking paper, cling film etc
  240. Baking supplies
  241. Clean laundry – put it away!
  242. Blankets
  243. General paper clutter
  244. Stationery supplies
  245. Home office desk
  246. Shredded paper
  247. Unhealthy snacks
  248. Excess Halloween sweets you’re never going to eat
  249. Unwanted gifts that you can donate/recycle
  250. Things that you don’t love in your home
  251. Things that you don’t want in your home
  252. Things that don’t add value in your home
  253. White space
  254. Your To Do list
  255. Your mind
  256. TV programmes that you never watch
  257. Unkind words
  258. Christmas presents you bought just in case
  259. Old mascara
  260. Plasters that don’t stick anymore
  261. Scissors that no longer cut
  262. Computer accessories you don’t use
  263. Elastic bands that have built up
  264. Watches you no longer wear
  265. Your self care
  266. Your morning beauty routine
  267. Your evening beauty routine
  268. The types of food you cook
  269. Smoking
  270. Drinking too much
  271. Overthinking and over-analysing
  272. Your finances
  273. Spending too much
  274. Your plans for Christmas
  275. Relationships that don’t serve you
  276. Things that make you unhappy
  277. Double-booking yourself
  278. Keyrings you don’t need
  279. Your kitchen junk drawer
  280. The storage drawer under your bed
  281. Camping equipment
  282. Tools that you don’t use
  283. Paintbrushes and decorating supplies
  284. Things that you don’t really need and could give to charity
  285. Unwanted gifts
  286. Expired coupons and vouchers
  287. Anything that you haven’t used in the last year
  288. Pet supplies
  289. Seasonal clothes that could be put into storage
  290. Stuff on top of the wardrobe that you’d forgotten about
  291. Stuff that’s squashed into your wardrobe that you’d forgotten about
  292. Old school reports for the kids which you can scan and save electronically
  293. Tax and VAT records
  294. Debt
  295. Too many credit cards
  296. Memberships to gym clubs etc
  297. Subscriptions you never use
  298. Your time
  299. Things you bought which seemed a good idea at the time but you never use
  300. Bad memories
  301. Any information that you can find on the internet if you need it
  302. Time looking mindlessly at social media
  303. Hobby supplies you no longer enjoy
  304. Things that waste time
  305. Cobwebs on the ceiling
  306. Dust on the skirting board
  307. Old greetings cards
  308. Kitchen utensils you never use
  309. Empty glass jars you’ve held on to just in case
  310. Spare buttons from clothes you no longer own
  311. Concert or theatre programmes
  312. Holiday brochures
  313. Your kids’ school bags
  314. Things you used to collect but are now sitting in a box
  315. Valuable items you’ve been meaning to sell but haven’t
  316. Plates with cracks
  317. Glasses with chips
  318. Mugs with cracks and chips
  319. Excess roasting pans and trays
  320. Roasting pans and trays that are rusty or damaged
  321. Tea towels that are worn so thin they don’t dry anything
  322. The kids’ bedroom
  323. The spare room
  324. The playroom
  325. The corner or area of your home that’s never looked quite right
  326. Window sills
  327. Your shoes
  328. Your partner’s shoes
  329. Your kids’ shoes
  330. Your partner’s clothes (with their agreement)
  331. The stuff that’s lurking on top your wardrobe
  332. The stuff that’s lurking in your partner’s wardrobe (if they agree)
  333. Fittings for the vacuum cleaner that you never use
  334. All the TVs (try it for a month!)
  335. The internet (is it even possible?!)
  336. Lighting that’s too bright or hard
  337. Colours in your home that you don’t love and feel right living with
  338. Too many conflicting patterns and colours
  339. Décor items that aren’t really to your taste
  340. Old furniture that you’ve inherited or acquired that you don’t like
  341. Paintings on the wall that you don’t love
  342. Photos that you don’t love to look at or mean something
  343. Regret
  344. The coffee table in your living room
  345. The top of the fridge
  346. Old notes that you no longer need
  347. To Do lists that hang around not done
  348. Random phone numbers that could be put into one single contact list
  349. Chores that stop you having family time
  350. Exercise that’s too tough to fit in with family life so you put it off – walk daily instead
  351. Empty beauty products that are sitting on the side of the bath
  352. Old food in the fridge
  353. Mouldy fruit in the fruit bowl
  354. Empty jars and bottles that have gone back into the fridge
  355. Lipstick that doesn’t suit you
  356. Clothes that used to suit you but you don’t feel comfortable in anymore
  357. How many pairs of shoes do you actually need?
  358. Bras that no longer support you
  359. Knickers that have gone grey
  360. Your email inbox
  361. Toys in every room (try to keep one room that’s toy free)
  362. Your goals for this year
  363. Your contact list for friends and family
  364. Emergency numbers
  365. Your approach to life so you’re happy with a simple, easy, enjoyable life!

Here are some helpful articles and resources on decluttering which you might like:


Friday 26th of April 2019

I love this! It's so overwhelming to even think about decluttering one room (let alone a whole home), but you've really broke it down into little steps! -Liv |

Balance Through Simplicity

Saturday 27th of April 2019

I'm glad you like it. I think we often assume we have to declutter everything all at once but sometimes it helps to do little and often to make it more sustainable! Thank you.