50 things you can declutter at home right now

50 things to declutter now

Decluttering your home is really simple once you get the hang of it, but it can be a little daunting for those who are new to the whole thing. If you’re keen to try it yourself, but need some help getting started, then check out this post. Here are 50 things you can declutter at home right now.


Studies have shown that the amount of clutter around you is directly proportional to stress levels, especially for women.  The more clutter, the more stress.

So, decluttering your home can really make a big difference to your life.

Your home will be easier to look after as it’s quicker to tidy and clean when there’s generally less stuff. You’ll just have to spend short amounts of time maintaining it and your home will always generally look great if an unexpected guest drops by.

You’ll have more time to do other things that are much more fun because you’ll be spending less time managing your home. You might even feel more relaxed or calm in a less cluttered environment so you’re able to focus and concentrate on other things instead of stressing about the state of your house and what needs doing to it.

Work your way through my list in whatever order feels right for you.

  1. Old newspapers and magazines
  2. Old VHS video tapes and media that you can no longer use
  3. Books you’ve never read or won’t read again
  4. Old mobile phones and accessories
  5. Old keys that you don’t know what they’re for
  6. Any furniture or ornaments that you don’t like to look at
  7. Instruction manuals for things you no longer own
  8. Excess plastic bags
  9. Anything on your calendar that you don’t want to do
  10. Receipts you no longer need
  11. Bank statements you no longer need
  12. Pens that don’t work anymore
  13. Junk mail
  14. Expired store cards, credit cards and gift vouchers
  15. Jewellery that you never wear
  16. Earrings that don’t have a pair
  17. Old glasses that you don’t use
  18. Odd socks and socks with holes
  19. Stained clothing or that’s damaged beyond repair
  20. Clothes that you don’t like or don’t fit
  21. Excess clothes hangers
  22. Junk in the bottom of your handbag
  23. Toiletries and old makeup that you never use/has seen better days
  24. Old towels or bedding that have holes, are worn out or you don’t need
  25. Unused cookbooks
  26. Food that is past its use by date or you don’t like
  27. Any food that’s gone stale
  28. Storage containers that you don’t use or don’t have lids
  29. Gadgets and appliances you never use
  30. Extra dishes, cutlery, glasses that you never use or are damaged
  31. Broken toys
  32. Toys with parts or pieces missing
  33. Clothes and shoes that your kids have outgrown
  34. Kids’ artwork you don’t want to keep or have taken a photo of
  35. Toys that your kids have grown out of
  36. Baby stuff (if you’re past the having babies stage!)
  37. Half-finished craft projects that your kids have forgotten about
  38. Desktop icons on your pc that you no longer use
  39. Fuzzy photos or duplicate photos that you don’t want to keep
  40. Apps on your phone that you don’t use
  41. Junk email in your inbox
  42. Unsubscribe from newsletters that are no longer of interest
  43. Broken tools in your garage or shed
  44. Dead plants
  45. Old paint/chemicals in your shed you never use
  46. Broken garden furniture
  47. Outdoor toys that aren’t played with anymore
  48. Broken Christmas/festive decorations
  49. Stuff that’s been put in the attic to get rid of another time
  50. Stuff that’s been put in the attic to sort through another time

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