When it comes to decluttering, sometimes the dramatic thought appears.
Oh, what if I miss this?
Oh, I purchased it with a lot of money, how could I throw it away?
Yes, there is a chance that you might miss it.
And yes, throwing away expensive item can means throwing away a lot of money.
When you set your home free from clutter, you are giving yourself (and everybody who lives in your home) a better living space.
Less clutter means less stress.
Less clutter means more time for quality time instead of organizing and cleaning things.
Now, if you feel that your home is crammed with clutter, brace yourself. You might need to declutter A LOT OF THINGS.
Oh, and remember, you don’t need to literally throw it away to the garbage bin.
Many items can be donated.
Still unsure of what to declutter?
Check out this list!
- Clothes that don’t fit anymore
- Clothes that haven’t be worn for the last 12 months
- Clothes that don’t suit your taste anymore
- Shoes that look torn, old, and ugly
- Shoes you cannot wear anymore
- Bags that went out of style / doesn’t suit your taste anymore
- Bags with a broken part
- Torn, ugly, old, or embarrassing socks you don’t want to wear anymore
- Broken hangers in your closet
- Accessories that haven’t been worn the past 12 months
- Excess Tupperware bottles (only keep what’s needed)
- Excess cutleries and dishwares (unless you host a big gathering in your home every week)
- Broken cutleries
- Excess trays
- Excess/broken bakeware
- Expired foods in your fridge
- Expired foods in your pantry
- Stored foods that are never used in the past 12 months
- Excess decorations in the kitchen
- Broken shelves
- Broken organizers
- Broken cleaning supplies
- Expired cleaning supplies
- Empty toiletries bottles
- Broken make up brushes
- Old toothbrushes
- Shower puff/ bath sponge that has been torn apart
- Very old towels with torn parts
- Excess hairbrush
- Old bath toys
- Expired items in your first aid box
- Expired items in the medication box
- Expired skincare products and makeups
- Broken pens and pencils
- NON-URGENT, NON-IMPORTANT printed documents you don’t need anymore
- Excess decorations in your home office
- Broken electronics
- Too many wires (if it can be replaced with the wireless system, do. If it cannot be removed whatsoever, hide it)
- Old CDs
- Old electronics that is not relevant to this day anymore
- Books with broken parts
- Books that haven’t been read for the last 12 months
- Old magazines
- Old newspaper
- Old school artworks (take picture of it and save it digitally first)
- Almost empty craft supplies
- Broken craft supplies
- Single socks in your laundry room
- Broken pieces of decorations (vases, wall hanging, pictures, etc).
- Everything in your garage that you’re not sure what to do with
Wanna start decluttering your home?
Check out this post and learn about how to declutter your home in a week!