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100 Things to Declutter Right Now

Clutter can build up in our homes all too easily, and it can happen before you know it! If you’d like to simplify your life and declutter your home but the idea of decluttering your whole house at once feels too overwhelming, you might like this list of 100 things to get rid of today to declutter your home.

If you need some easy decluttering inspiration, this list of 100 things to declutter will help! This decluttering list is organised room-by-room so you can work your way through and at the end of it, you’ll have a clutter-free, more organised home.

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List of 100 Things to Declutter From Your Home


The kitchen is often the heart of the home and because of this it can become a real hotspot for clutter. Here are 10 quick decluttering wins:

  1. Excess glassware – if you have too many glasses, time to rehome some of them.
  2. Old or expired food items – not only are these a health hazard but they may be stinky. Definitely get rid!
  3. Chipped or mismatched dishes
  4. Unused kitchen gadgets – do you really use that avocado slicer or popcorn maker?
  5. Broken appliances – there’s literally no point keeping these
  6. Duplicate utensils – too many wooden spoons?
  7. Empty or near-empty condiment bottles – don’t keep empty bottles!
  8. Outdated cookbooks – does anyone use cookbooks any more? There are so many recipes on Pinterest now!
  9. Disposable plastic containers with missing lids – we only like matching pairs in our house!
  10. Old and stained dish towels – if you can’t clean them (or if they’re a light coloured cotton, you could dye them), time for a refresh.


  1. Empty or nearly empty shampoo and soap bottles – save space with solid shampoo and soaps in the future.
  2. Expired medications – why would you keep these?!
  3. Worn-out or unused toiletries.
  4. Old makeup and cosmetics – old make up can cause infections, so best to get rid.
  5. Tattered and expired towels.
  6. Empty toilet paper rolls – unless you like your kids to use these for crafts, get rid of them.
  7. Expired sunscreen and lotions.
  8. Unused hotel toiletries – all those mini toiletries you “acquired” from hotel stays? If you’re not going to use them, you can get rid of them.
  9. Old toothbrushes – you can use these for cleaning.
  10. Empty or near-empty cleaning products.


  1. Clothes that no longer fit – don’t let the size number in clothes dictate ANYTHING to you. Clothes are meant to fit you, not the other way round. If they don’t fit, that’s their luck out.
  2. Worn-out shoes.
  3. Single socks with no match – what can you even do with one sock?! Saying that, they do come in for painting banisters!
  4. Unworn or rarely worn clothes.
  5. Out-of-season clothing.
  6. Damaged or stained clothing – if it’s damaged and you can’t repair it, time to let it go.
  7. Old belts that are no longer in use.
  8. Handbags you no longer use.
  9. Broken hangers – these just need throwing out.
  10. Old and worn-out hats.
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Living Room:

  1. Magazines and newspapers that you’ve finished reading.
  2. Broken or outdated electronics.
  3. DVDs or CDs you no longer watch or listen to.
  4. Old, non-functioning remote controls – we’ve all got one of these lying around!
  5. Decorative items that no longer fit your style.
  6. Damaged or unused throw pillows. If the dog has nobbled your cushions, either repair them or get rid.
  7. Excess or mismatched cords and cables – have a sort out of that collection of random cables, and organise them using cable tags.
  8. Unwanted or outdated home décor.
  9. Broken or unused board games.
  10. Faded or torn throw blankets.

Home Office:

  1. Old and outdated paperwork – you don’t need to keep anything for more than 7 years.
  2. Dried-out pens and markers.
  3. Non-working or duplicate office supplies.
  4. Old notebooks – keep them if they have empty pages but if they’re full, time to get rid of them.
  5. Unwanted business cards. No-one uses business cards any more!
  6. Expired coupons and warranties.
  7. Unused or outdated software CDs.
  8. Broken or outdated computer accessories. My father-in-law needs to hear this – you don’t need to keep broken printers!
  9. Outdated reference books – you can find LITERALLY anything online these days, so ask yourself whether you really need these.
  10. Empty or near-empty ink cartridges. These can be recycled online or refilled.


  1. Worn-out or flat pillows.
  2. Sheets with holes or stains – you can cut these up to make cleaning cloths if you want to reuse them.
  3. Excess blankets and comforters – donate these to a charity or homeless shelter.
  4. Clothes that you haven’t worn in over a year – if you didn’t wear something last year, chances are you won’t wear it this year!
  5. Dusty or unused jewellery.
  6. Broken or unused nightstands – you shouldn’t keep broken furniture. Fix it or get rid of it.
  7. Decorative items that clutter your space. Too many vases or ornaments? Time for a declutter.
  8. Extra or unused bedside lamps.
  9. Broken or outdated alarm clocks – we’re still clinging on to the alarm clock my husband had as a teenager! It’s almost on it’s last legs but it’s lasted over 25 years so far.
  10. Unwanted or outdated wall art.


  1. Old paint cans – dispose of these safely.
  2. Broken or unused tools.
  3. Unused gardening supplies.
  4. Excess or damaged extension cords.
  5. Empty or near-empty cleaning supplies.
  6. Rusty or broken bikes.
  7. Empty cardboard boxes.
  8. Outdated sporting equipment.
  9. Old and unusable car parts.
  10. Unused holiday decorations.

Kids’ Room:

  1. Broken or unused toys.
  2. Outgrown clothing and shoes.
  3. Duplicate or unused school supplies.
  4. Torn or damaged stuffed animals.
  5. Baby items your children have outgrown.
  6. Unwanted or outdated books.
  7. Broken or unused art supplies.
  8. Excess or outgrown backpacks.
  9. Old or unused electronics.
  10. Unused children’s furniture.

Linen Closet:

  1. Old or mismatched towels.
  2. Worn-out or scratchy washcloths.
  3. Faded or ripped bed linens.
  4. Excess pillows and cushions.
  5. Unused tablecloths and placemats.
  6. Broken or unwanted luggage.
  7. Extra or damaged curtains.
  8. Damaged or unused laundry baskets.
  9. Old laundry supplies you won’t use
  10. Worn or damaged bath mats.


  1. Expired or stale snacks.
  2. Empty or near-empty condiment bottles.
  3. Worn-out or unused reusable grocery bags.
  4. Duplicate kitchen tools and gadgets.
  5. Unused or expired canned goods.
  6. Old and unused small appliances.
  7. Mismatched Tupperware containers.
  8. Expired spices – that old tub of paprika from 20 years ago needs to go
  9. Empty or near-empty cleaning products.
  10. Cracked or broken dishes and glassware.

Start small and tackle a few of these items at a time to make the decluttering process manageable and satisfying. Your space will feel lighter and more organised with each item you remove. Working through this list of 100 things to declutter will make the decluttering process easier as you have a list to work to, and you’re not starting rogue, without a plan. Happy decluttering!

For more easy decluttering challenges, you might like:

Decluttering Challenge: 20 Bags in 20 Days for a Clutter-Free Home

FREE 30 Day Declutter Challenge Workbook

You might also like: 10 Expert Tips: How to Declutter Before Moving House

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