If you need to declutter, sometimes, it’s easiest to grab a box or a trash bag and start tossing!
Start now with this checklist of 60 things you can declutter today, quickly and easily.
Build your decluttering momentum with this checklist.
Sometimes it starts with a small thing. Then another.
Sometimes all it takes to get into the swing of things is to toss one thing from a junk drawer.
Our checklist of simple items you can let go of today will get your motivation back for decluttering, even when you’re feeling stuck!
Even if you do one tiny item from each bullet point, you will have 60 fewer items in your home. (And guess what… most people do have these things taking up precious space in their homes.)
Now do that a couple more times, and you’ll be on your way to seeing real decluttering success.
Here are some simple ideas of what to declutter right now.
Be sure to get your printable checklist at the end of this post! It’ll feel super satisfying to cross off each item as you declutter it.
- Junk mail (learn how to organize your household paperwork)
- Dried out pens
- Stubby pencils
- Old condiments
- Expired food
- Unused office supplies
- Unused greeting cards
- Unused hangers
- Envelopes from bills to be paid
- Stash of scratch paper
- Most kid art projects
- Expired cosmetics
- Worn out linens
- Stained clothing (and clothing that doesn’t fit)
- Unmatched food storage containers and lids
- Cleaning supplies you don’t use
- Expired medicines
- Broken toys
- Expired credit cards (cut up first)
- Orphaned socks
- Product boxes
- Product manuals (find online)
- Take-out menus
- Half-finished projects
- Old chargers and cords
- Icky sponges
- Most receipts
- Knick-knacks you don’t love
- Broken or tangled jewelry
- Expired spices
- Contents of your junk drawer
- VCR and cassette tapes
- Old computer junk
- Icky bath toys
- Old paint (let dry out first)
- Scrap lumber
- Broken kitchen gadgets
- Travel size toiletries
- Extra buttons
- Games with missing pieces (although you might be able to sell your remaining board game pieces online!)
- Puzzles with missing pieces
- Wrapping paper scraps
- Unused craft supplies (donate them!)
- Outdated textbooks and reference manuals
- Plastic bags (switch to reusable!)
- Old trophies (snap a photo)
- Notes from college courses
- Tired out pillows
- Worn out furniture
- Old store loyalty cards
- Expired coupons
- Ticket stubs
- Holiday decor you didn’t use this year
- Books that are falling apart
- Unused garden tools
- Old cell phones
- Old cameras
- Old eyeglasses
- Worn out shoes
Learn how to ditch the clutter and enjoy your home again with our DIY program that teaches you the decluttering basics! Get either the digital version or an actual print book delivered to your front door for free (just pay shipping).