35 items to declutter now

Clutter happens. Nearly every home has clutter in it – though it is not always in an obvious spot. Closers, drawers, and spare rooms are often sources of clutter. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Accumulating clutter is easy, but getting rid of it can be a challenge. In fact, it can be downright overwhelming. Where do you even start when there is clutter everywhere you look? Have no fear, it is possible to start decluttering even when it feels overwhelming. If you are facing piles of clutter in your home, then it’s time to do something about it. Whether it’s in your bathroom, laundry room, or even your entryway, setting aside time to declutter will pay off. To get you started, here are 35 items to declutter now. Once you remove these items from your home dealing with other sources of clutter will be much easier.

Whether these items are used, tossed, donated, or sold, be sure to take some time today to deal with these items.

35 items to declutter now

Bathroom items

  • Expired medicine
  • Makeup that you never use
  • Shampoos, conditioner, etc that you don’t like – or better yet, use them up to get rid of them
  • Samples (makeup, shampoo, perfume) you have no intention of using
  • Extra towels and washcloths

Kitchen items

  • Expired food
  • Kitchen gadgets that you never use
  • Extra plates, bowls, and cups
  • Excess Travel mugs
  • Anything missing a lid or lids that are missing containers
  • Recipes books – everything is on the internet now!

Bedroom items

  • Worn out clothes – that you are holding onto for sentimental value, etc.
  • Clothes you no longer wear
  • Clothes that your child has outgrown – unless they have younger siblings who can wear them
  • Extra sets of bed sheets and blankets
  • Unused or extra furniture
  • Jewelry you no longer wear

Kids items

  • Broken toys
  • Toys your child no longer plays with

Entertainment items

  • DVD’s or Blu-rays that you won’t watch again
  • Video games you no longer play
  • Video game system you no longer use
  • Books you don’t plan to reread
  • Books you are no longer interested in reading
  • Old magazines

Outdoor items

  • Garden decor you no longer use
  • Broken garden tools

Miscellaneous items

  • Paperwork that is 7+ years old
  • Broken items you have been meaning to fix, but haven’t yet
  • Craft items
  • Junk drawer items – you know you will never use those items!
  • Candles whose scent isn’t appealing
  • Cords that you don’t know what they go to
  • Unused or extra holiday decorations
  • Pens – the ones that no longer write

Tackle the clutter in your home today. Get a start with these 35 items to declutter. Once you start decluttering you’ll be on your way to a clutter-free home.


  1. I know for sure that I have a lot of these items kicking around the house and that I should probably just give in and get rid of them! Great list.

    1. Author

      Yes, go ahead and get rid of those items! It’s definitely worth it. Plus doing so will start you down the decluttering path, because you will then see other things you don’t need and it will prompt you to get rid of those as well.

  2. Great list, I just decluttered a few kitchen items that have lived in a cupboard since we moved last year!

    1. Author

      Awesome job!

  3. This is a great list to go by. I need to do some major decluttering, and soon!

    1. Author

      Thanks. It’s a great starting point for decluttering your home.

  4. Great list, but I would add purses. My wife has enough to start her own store and keep buying more.

    1. Author

      Thanks. Ah yes, that’s a good one to add to. Didn’t think of that because I don’t own any purses, but I know they can really pile up.

  5. I’m pretty good at getting rid of things I don’t need or use, because I hate clutter, but this is a handy list! I definitely need to go through my food cupboards and check what’s in there!

    1. Author

      That’s great that you are able to keep the clutter at bay naturally. Yes, check your cupboards, it’s so easy to shove a canned good to the back and forget it’s there until it’s past its expiry date.

  6. Decluttering in our case has a great benefit of increasing space in a tiny house and while doing it you never know what you’ll find in the process. Thanks for the post!

    1. Author

      That’s great! I agree it’s amazing some of the things that I have found so far on this decluttering journey. Items that we thought had long been long and then there are those items that should have been thrown out years ago. Never a dull moment when it comes to decluttering.

    1. Author

      Hope this list helps! good luck with your decluttering.

    1. Author

      It can definitely be overwhelming, especially when you are just starting out. But once you get an area cleaned out, even if it’s just a drawer, you will find yourself wanting to do more and more until it’s all done.

  7. I just deuttered at the end of summer! Great list some I missed great reminders and great blog!

    1. Author

      Decluttering is such a great thing to do. Glad I could help you out.

  8. Super helpful list of things to clear out of the house! Having a checklist like this makes it so much easier to tackle a room at a time.

    1. Author

      Thank you. I hope you help your with your decluttering journey..

  9. It’s so hard to get rid of all these things, if they are not broken!

    1. Author

      I understand that. But if you take it one item at a time you will get there.

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