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101 items to get rid of without regret

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It’s sometimes really hard to get started on decluttering your home – and starting with some “quick wins” can really get you motivated to continue.

Here is my list of 101 items to get rid of around your home, and in your life, today that I promise you won’t even miss, let alone regret!

101 items to get rid of right now

My challenge to you is to see how many of these 101 things you can find walking around your home right now – leave a comment below as I’d love to know!

 

(And as an added bonus – if you feel ready to try it – why not take a look at my 30 day clutter blitz which will take you step by step through decluttering a little every day – the perfect start to clearing your home of what you don’t want….)

 

TIP – if you feel overwhelmed by this list, why not commit to decluttering one of these items each day for the next 3 months?

1. Spare buttons from clothes that you are keeping”just in case”

2. Makeup past its best 

3. Anything in your home that you look at and don’t like

4. Clothes that don’t fit (why not use my wardrobe declutter series to help!)

5. Books you have never read

6. Books you have read and have no intention of reading again

7. Old magazines

8. Anything that you can get the same information easily again online

9. Anything broken

10. Old bedding in the bottom of your linen cupboard that you never use

11. Baby items if you have finished having babies and your family is complete

12. Chipped or cracked crockery

13. Out of date food in the cupboards

14. Half finished craft projects that are never going to be completed

15. Toiletries you will never use (e.g hand cream/foot cream etc… from a set you got at Christmas)

16. Pens that don’t work any longer

17. 90% of what’s in the loft! (most of which you will have forgotten about!)

18. Anything that you didn’t remember was there!

19. Large items that take up too much room and could be borrowed if you ever need again

20. Anything that makes you feel sad or guilty when you look at it

21. Clothes that don’t suit your style any longer

22. Games/jigsaws where some of the pieces are missing

23. Chargers for phones you no longer own

24. Kitchen gadgets you never use (ice cream maker was one I had and never used!)

25. Artwork that doesn’t make you happy

26. Anything that doesn’t work as well as it should (bedding that doesn’t quite fit etc…)

27. Any earrings that don’t have their partner

28. Any shoes that don’t have their partner

29. Most manuals for items you buy (you can find all the info online)

30. Scraps of wrapping paper that won’t wrap anything!

31. Anything you have a duplicate of

32. Old computers (take care to destroy the hard drive first)

33. Educational notes etc… from prior qualifications (you have the qualification now! I need to let go of my uni notes…..)

34. Any plastic carrier bags you are stockpiling (20 is probably plenty!)

35. Sports bras that have lost their hold!

36. Any mugs over the total number of people you would ever have drinking in your home in one go

37. Any glasses over the total number of people you would ever have drinking in your home in one go

38. Anything that is past it’s best in the freezer

39. Herbs and spices you never use

40. Specialist tea/coffee you never drink

41. Boxes from electronic items you have bought

42. Receipts from items you have kept and used (unless it’s the guarantee or you need to keep for accounting reasons)

43. Out of date medicines

44. Items related to hobbies you don’t do any longer

45. Socks with holes in the toes

46. Tights with ladders

47. Paint for rooms that you have since redecorated a different colour

48. Memorabilia that doesn’t hold the same value for you any longer

49. Projects you have been meaning to get around to for years but haven’t

50. Toys no longer played with

A list of 101 items around your home and in your life that you can declutter today without regret - live a more clutter free life right now!

 

 

Ready for a few more? – the next 50 are waiting for you to get started on the next page….

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By the way – if you want to go even further into decluttering every part of your home, take a look at the Clutter eBook which takes you through things step by step, like I’m right there with you! – click on the button below for more details…

CLUTTER- SORTED! eBook from Organise My House - decluttering and tackle clutter for good

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  • What does #84 mean? Anything waiting to go to the “tip”?

    • Hi Monica – sorry – Tip is a rubbish tip – a rubbish dump – place for you to take larger items (or things that don’t fit into your rubbish bin at home) that you don’t want any longer and can’t reuse or rehouse in any way. hope that helps!

  • Louise

    I’ve actually gotten rid of most of these already! Now and very pleased with myself and ready to tackle more!

  • Keep at it Jennifer – it will be worth it!

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  • Hi Diane – thanks for your question. Getting rid of things is the hardest part of decluttering. Do you have any online facebook groups or other places where you can offer things you don’t need to people who could really use them? This is often a great way to let go of things that are cluttering up your own home because you know they are going to a good place.
    I wouldn’t advise a storage shed even if you did have room for one, because it’s likely that items will be stored forever and forgotten about. It’s delaying the problem. As such I would always look to tackle things head on and deal with it once and for all.
    Ask yourself what you want your home/life to be like and keep only what helps you with that vision. It’s a lot easier to let go of things that don’t help you, rather than thinking about the possibility that it may be useful one day.
    I hope these tips help, and I’d love to know how you get on! – Chrissy x


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