• Amanda Nicole

25 THINGS TO GET RID OF AND DECLUTTER



I am the queen of never throwing things away. I have that voice in my head that says, "what if you need it" every time I go to get rid of things. But even with that annoying voice in my head I know there are things that need to go. Some things you really don't need and if you want a clean and organized space you need to declutter. So don't feel bad just get rid of things. Heres a list of 25 things you can start with.


Old Cookware

We all have that old baking sheet or scratched pan that is beyond repairable.


Wrapping Paper

Get rid of that roll of wrapping paper that is sitting in a closet and is nothing but scraps.


Pens

Clean out the junk drawer that is filled with dead pens and broken pencils. The ones that still work put in a pouch so you always know where they are.


Magazines

Once you've read them theres not really a reason to keep them. So give them to a friend or get rid of them.


Old Towels

We all have those old, frayed towels, if you use them great but most of us don't.


Old Accessories

Get rid of jewelry, bags, and hair accessories you don't wear. If they're still nice and useable give them away or try and sell them.


Bras

Theres really no reason to keep old, broken bras.


Worn Out Shoes

I know the feeling, I don't want to get rid of any shoes either but we all have a pair or two of shoes we don't wear or are worn out. Throw away the worn out ones and give away the ones that are still good.


Expired Medicine

Somehow it seems like every time we need something out of the medicine cabinet its all expired. Throughout the expired medicine theres really no reason to keep it.


Emails

Delete the emails you don't need and unsubscribe from the ones you don't want to receive.


Mismatch Tupperware

Nothing is more annoying than not being able to find a top to your Tupperware. Somehow these things just disappear so if theres no match get rid of it.


Old Paperwork

Keep the important paperwork safe but the random letters non-important paperwork can go straight into the recycling bin.


Makeup

If you have old makeup or shades you tried and didn't love its time to get rid of them. Also, makeup has a shelf life, usually 12 or so months after opening, so pay attention to that as well.


Bills

Don't keep bills that are payed and over with, they are just adding to the clutter.


Old Cellphones

Most of us don't need our old cellphone when we get a new one so don't keep it. Luckily when you get a new phone most places will buy your old phone from you if its good shape.


Nail Polish

Throw out that old dried up nail polish.


Outdated Electronics

Theres no reason to keep cords that you don't know what they go to, or old computers that don't work.


Expired Food

Once a month (or more) take a look in your fridge and pantry. You might be amazed (disgusted) at what old and expired food is in there.


Bobby Pins

As a former dancer it seems, I have hundreds of those things and I know they get everywhere. Im not saying you have to get rid of these (although we definitely don't need more than like 20) but at least put them in a pouch where they can't get everywhere.


Dishes

From coffee mugs to chipped plates and mismatched dishes if you don't use them don't keep them.


Cards

If theres nothing sentimental about them, they go in the trash. It's okay, you don't have to keep every card you receive.


Clothes

If you have clothes you don't wear or that don't fit you can either sell them or give them away. I have a box I put all of my clothes I don't want anymore and if I don't go into that box looking for something, I know I can get rid of everything in there.


Games

Throw out those board games that are missing pieces or that partial deck of cards.


Furniture and Electronic Manuals

I get it we want to keep these just incase but if you throw them in a draw and don't think about them again, get rid of them.


Baby Items

Babies grow out of things and become uninterested in things much quicker than we think they will. If you know you're done with them give them to someone who can use them. If you think you'll be needing them again put them in storage where they're out of sight and out of mind.



Once you declutter you will feel so much better. So get rid of all those things you don't need, declutter and get organized. A clean space makes all the difference for yourself and your home.

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