100 Things to Get Rid of From Your Home Today

by My Modern Cave

Are you overwhelmed by the amount of clutter in your home? If so, decluttering your home may be the solution for you. If your home is cluttered, it can be difficult to concentrate on anything else. When your surroundings are chaotic, it can be hard to feel calm and in control.

By following a few simple tips, you can declutter your home and make it more organized and efficient. Not only does decluttering your home help to organize and clean, but it can also improve your mental and emotional state.

Here are 5 important reasons why decluttering is a great idea for your home: 

  • It can help you stay organized.
  • It can reduce stress and anxiety.
  • It can make your home feel more comfortable and spacious.
  • It can boost your mood and energy levels.
  • It can help you save money in future

Before we begin listing the items to get rid of, here are some crucial steps you must take:

  • Create a List: Make a list of everything in your home. This is your starting point, not an endpoint.

  • Categorize Them: Once you’ve identified all of the items on your list, take some time to organize them into categories.

  • Take a Closer Look: Start by looking at the items in your home that you use the most. Are there items in your closet, on your desk, or in your kitchen that you use every day?

  • Separate and Get Rid of/Donate: Separate clothing, decorations, or tools that take up space but don’t serve a purpose. Separate them into two piles: Donate, and destroy. Donate the items you no longer want but are still in good condition, and trash the items that are damaged or no longer needed.

  • Reward Yourself: The act of rewarding oneself after completing a task can be a powerful motivator to continue engaging in that behavior. This is known as self-reinforcement, and it can be an effective way to increase one’s motivation to complete future tasks. Decluttering one’s home can be a challenging task, so rewarding oneself after completing it can help encourage continued clean-up efforts. Once everything is done and dusted, you can take a relaxing bath, go out to eat, or take a day off from work or household responsibilities.

Now that you know what to do exactly to give a new lease of life to your home, let’s roll up the sleeves and declutter the home room by room.

20 Things to Declutter from Your Living Room

The living room is one of the most important rooms in a house. It’s where you relax and spend time with family and friends. But if your living room is cluttered, it can be hard to relax and enjoy yourself. Here are 20 things to declutter from your living room:

  1. Clutter on the floor. This includes toys, clothes, shoes, etc.
  2. DVDs and CDs that you never watch or listen to (hello! anyone using these in 2022???).
  3. Magazines and newspapers that you never read.
  4. Extra furniture that you don’t use.
  5. Knickknacks and other decorative items that don’t serve a purpose.
  6. Broken furniture or appliances left in the living room.
  7. Potted plants that aren’t blooming or dying on you.
  8. Extra Pillows and Blankets
  9. Unused electronics
  10. Outdated Decor
  11. Extra Tools that gather dust
  12. Broken or Chipped Glassware
  13. Books that haven’t been read for a long time (and are probably falling apart)
  14. Obsolete Paperwork
  15. Cleaning products that you never use
  16. Broken, Missing or Incomplete Items
  17. Duplicate Artwork
  18. Old remotes
  19. Unused board games
  20. Old business cards, and the like.

20 Things to Throw Away From Your Bedroom

Your bedroom should be a place of relaxation and comfort, not stress. If your bedroom is cluttered and full of unnecessary things, it’s time to do some spring cleaning! Here are 20 things you should throw away from your bedroom:

  • 1. Clothes you don’t wear anymore.
  • 2. Magazines and newspapers you’ve already read
  • 3. Items you never use, like a treadmill in the corner of your room collecting dust!
  • 4. Unused electronics.
  • 5. Expired medications or vitamins.
  • 6. Dusty ornaments or decorations.
  • 7. Old makeup and beauty products.
  • 8. Random cords and cables.
  • 9. Clothing that doesn’t match anything in your wardrobe
  • 10. Sheets that are in poor condition.
  • 11. Boxes of old magazines, and memorabilia that you don’t want to keep in memory. 
  • 12. Any furniture that is not regularly used or is in poor condition. 
  • 13. Extra blankets or pillows you don’t need 
  • 14. Torn quilts
  • 15. Unused Candles
  • 16. Halogen lights (Use LED lights instead!)
  • 17. Flat pillows
  • 18. Unused chair(s)
  • 19. Worn out rugs
  • 20. Old jewelry

20 Things to Throw Away From Your Kitchen & Pantry

  • 1. Expired/unused spices
  • 2. Junk food
  • 3. Empty condiment containers
  • 4. Old meal plans/recipe cards
  • 5. Unused appliances
  • 6. Used twist ties
  • 7. Expired canned goods
  • 8. Stale bread and crackers
  • 9. Containers spilling oil
  • 10. Used napkins and paper towels
  • 13. Empty snack food containers
  • 14. Expired pasta sauce
  • 15. Broken appliances
  • 16. Stained kitchen cloths
  • 17. Unused condiments
  • 18. Rotting fruits and vegetables
  • 19. Dented cans
  • 20. Mismatched Tupperware

20 Things to Throw Away from Your Bathroom

Bathrooms can be breeding grounds for bacteria and other harmful organisms if not cleaned on a regular basis. One of the best ways to clean your bathroom is to throw away some of the things that you don’t really need. Here are 20 things you should throw away from your bathroom immediately:

  • 1. Old/stained towels
  • 2. Old toothbrushes (It’s important to replace them every 3-4 months.)
  • 3. Old/rusty/dirty Razors
  • 4. Dirty sponges/loofahs
  • 5. Old hair ties
  • 6. Old hair Curlers
  • 7. Old Q-tips
  • 8. Smelly shower curtain
  • 9. Old deodorants, toothpastes
  • 10. Old tampons
  • 11. Old/dirty Makeup Brushes
  • 12. Containers with old used makeup
  • 13. Old wigs/bath toys 
  • 14. Old nail polish and nail polish remover
  • 15. Extra toiletries (shampoos, conditioners, and soaps.)
  • 16. Ratty rugs or mats
  • 17. Products that are expired
  • 18. Old pumice stones
  • 19. Unused hotel amenities
  • 20. Reading materials that you have read umpteen times

20 Miscellaneous Items

  • 1. Broken crayons
  • 2. Puzzles that miss pieces
  • 3. Old/corrupted hard drives
  • 4. Old children’s books
  • 5. Expired/old credit/reward/membership cards
  • 6. Unfinished craft projects that you are unlikely to resume
  • 7. Broken sports equipment
  • 8. Junk mail/old coupons
  • 9. Old dance/Halloween costumes
  • 10. Expired batteries
  • 11. Old gaming consoles
  • 12. Old receipts, office/craft supplies
  • 13. Leftover makeover supplies (dried-up paint, etc.)
  • 14. Old tote bags
  • 15. Old prescription eyeglasses
  • 16. Vases you don’t use anymore
  • 17. Toys that your pets ignore
  • 18. Warranty papers for expired products
  • 19. Expired lawn-care chemicals
  • 20. Extra gardening tools (such as shovels, rakes, etc)

Alright! So we have come to the end. The above 100 items can act as your starting point and motivate you to find more trash in your home. These things unmistakably take up space and cause clutter, or they may just be taking up unnecessary energy in our lives. By getting rid of these things, you can create more space and peace in our homes and lives. So let’s get to work and clear out the clutter!

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