Decluttering feels overwhelming when you don’t know where or how to start.
It makes it worse when you come across an item that makes it hard to decide what to do with it.
Should you throw it already? Perhaps you can just give it to a friend? Or should you keep it just in case you may come to use it again?
This is why when you’re just starting to declutter, it’s important to focus your efforts on those items that are easier to decide whether to keep or let go.
That’s what I had in mind when I decided to create this declutter your home checklist.
I wanted an easy start. Not just for me, but for you too. After all, who wants a hard start, right?
So I’ve gathered 50 items that are easy to declutter. Easy because, well, you won’t need to make complicated decisions with these items. And you won’t feel like decluttering is something complicated either.
All that’s needed is pure common sense.
Here’s a brief rundown of the items. I’ll simply enumerate the items here. If you want a much detailed version (with a bit of discussion for each item), go to this post instead: 50 Things to Declutter without Any Regret!
So here are the items. And here’s your free printable!
Declutter Your Home Checklist: 50 Things to Declutter List
- extra buttons you get with clothes
- broken hangers
- old and worn-out shoes
- broken eyeglasses and sunglasses
- expired medicine or vitamins
- dried up nail polish
- expired make-up
- rusted hair accessories
- expired sunscreen
- stretched out hair ties
- old toiletries
- old hairbrush
- old toothbrush
- empty shampoo bottles
- old loofahs
- expired pantry items
- expired food
- junk food
- expired canned goods
- old disposable cups
- broken cups
- broken food containers
- lids with missing containers
- old, rusted and dull knives
- broken porcelain or china
- expired coupons
- take out menus
- old receipts that you won’t need in filing taxes
- old store loyalty cards
- gross sponges
- old tickets
- empty sticker sheets
- blurry photos
- old paid bills
- pens with no more ink
- pens that seem to run out of ink when you use them
- dead batteries
- lights that no longer work
- headphones/earphones that are no longer working
- burn out candles
- samples from hotels
- keys with no more locks
- dried paint
- paint brushes that are stiff with paint
- cleaning supplies you’re no longer using
- watches that no longer work
- random wires
- broken phone chargers
- old phone cases
- empty CD cases
And that’s it!
If you haven’t downloaded your free copy of this declutter your home checklist, here it is again.
I know this is quite a long list. But if you are determined to declutter your home, this is just an icing on the cake.
There will be more things to tackle. So it pays to have a little practice first.
Go through these items. When you’re done your home will be 50 things lighter. And that, my friend, is already a great start!