50 Things to Get Rid of Now

Do you tend to hang on to things? Maybe your significant other does? I am definitely a cluttered person, but I do try to get rid of things when the time is right. Here is a list of 50 Things to Get Rid of Now so you can start decluttering your life.
50 Things to Get Rid of Now to Declutter Your Life

Some people I know won’t get rid of anything, even 20-year-old college textbooks that are pretty obsolete by now. I think sometimes a list is helpful, because it’s easy to push these items to the back of the closet or dresser “until another time.”

But you know what – that “other time” rarely happens. Those old college textbooks moved with us from our old house to the new house and they are now sitting in plastic bags in the outdoor shed.

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Deciding what to get rid of is one of the toughest parts of decluttering. It’s natural to develop a certain attachment to your possessions, and it can seem wasteful to give away something you’ve hardly used.

Believe it or not, there are some things that really aren’t that difficult to part with. Start with this list of 50 easy items to toss, and kick start your new clutter-free life.


Get Rid of These Things Now!

    1. Junk mail
    2. Broken or ugly jewelry
    3. Old Calendars
    4. Duplicates of anything
    5. Nearly empty perfume bottles
    6. Old makeup
    7. Outgrown toys or games
    8. Holey socks
    9. Boxes from electronics or small appliances
    10. Unused paint
    11. Kids’ clothes that no longer fit
    12. Non-perishable food items you haven’t eaten
    13. Excess shopping bags
    14. Outdated holiday ornaments
    15. Broken laptops or devices you’ve been meaning to fix
    16. Unused blankets
    17. Old trophies or memorabilia you no longer value
    18. That collection of buttons you never sewed back on
    19. Unnecessary receipts
    20. Unused or old spices
    21. Accessories for hobbies you no longer pursue
    22. Frozen foods past their use by dates
    23. Stretched-out undergarments
    24. Vacation souvenirs you never look at
    25. Purses long out of style
    26. Instruction manuals for things you no longer own
    27. Last year’s calendar
    28. Craft supplies for projects never begun or completed
    29. Pens that don’t work
    30. Beauty products that don’t suit you
    31. Stuff that’s been in your junk drawer forever
    32. The clutter at the bottom of your purse
    33. Pantyhose or tights with runs or holes
    34. Gift you never liked in the first place
    35. Anything you forgot you even had
    36. Pet supplies from animals that have long passed
    37. Chipped dishes or cookware
    38. Home decor that no longer fits your personality
    39. Earrings without a mate
    40. Games with missing pieces
    41. Old magazines
    42. Books you’ve read once or will likely never read
    43. Expired medicines
    44. Electronics chargers without a device
    45. Excess or mismatched glassware
    46. Toys from fast-food children’s meals
    47. Videos you no longer watch (anything VHS not a collector’s item)
    48. Kitchen gadgets you don’t use (sandwich press, ice cream maker, etc.)
    49. Scraps of or faded wrapping paper
    50. Swimwear with snags

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    1. See? There are lots of things you can discard or donate easily with little stress. Go give it a try, yourself, and see how your motivation increases when it comes to ditching your old stuff. You’ll be making a dent in that clutter before you know it!

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6 Comments

  1. It’s so hot here in summer we do a lot of organizing this time of year when it’s too hot to be outside. Great list. Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight party @DearCreatives Pinned & shared.

  2. I find decluttering very liberating. I like to walk into a room and look for 2 to 5 items to get rid of. It’s a great way to look at schtuff with new eyes. Congrats, you’re featured this week at the This Is How We Roll Link Party.

  3. I’ve been trying to declutter around our house. We had our biggest yard sale ever in April, that helped a,lot. I am hoping to get more stuff together again this summer for one more. We have sooo much stuff, but it’s so hard to pare down sometimes!

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