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Ready to start going through your stuff and decluttering a little? You’re in the right place!…

It’s sometimes so hard to get started on decluttering your home. Everything can feel like too big a job to tackle, and overwhelm sets in.

Because of this – I’ve found that starting with some “quick wins” can really help get you motivated to continue and create that drive inside you to tackle more and more.

So – I won’t keep you waiting any longer – let’s get on with the list… (and trust me, you won’t even miss these things once they’re gone!)

101 items to get rid of right now


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’ve never read and won’t ever 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 Out of date food in the cupboards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


(By the way – do you want to get started on decluttering your own home but aren’t sure where to start?  If some extra help from me would work for you, then I’m more than happy to give you that gentle nudge(!). Why don’t you join me in the 30 Day Clutter Blitz. I’ll send you an email each day with a really easy decluttering task to do – and you will tackle your home with ease!. Join over 2000 people now – learn more HERE)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 last 51 are waiting for you to get started on the next page….

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  1. Janet Nov 13, 2017 at 6:51 pm #

    I donate once a month items i no longer need or want. I also try to purchase things i need or my family. i promise to gather 3 bags full in a month. Its starting to improve the look of my hiuse. The goal is to one day have nothing left to donate a few months at a time. Its better to let go a few bags at a time.I actually try to outdue the 3 bag rule. I have less to do eventually

    • Chrissy Halton Nov 15, 2017 at 11:18 pm #

      Sounds great Janet!

  2. Scott Johnson Oct 13, 2017 at 12:31 am #


  3. Ann Berry Aug 10, 2017 at 8:52 am #

    “46. Tights with ladders
    Those are expected to last over 30-40 years in a landfill. Thousands of pairs of hosiery are sent to the landfill every day. Instead of making them garbage, Let us repurpose them and turn them into art. To recycle them, contact

    • Chrissy Halton Aug 10, 2017 at 12:31 pm #

      Great idea Ann – totally agree that if you can recycle anything at all then you should x

  4. Carrie Jun 6, 2017 at 3:42 pm #

    Page 2 is not working…

    • Chrissy Halton Jun 8, 2017 at 11:39 am #

      HI Carrie – thank you SO much – not sure why it stopped working, but I’ve fixed now. You’re a star! x

  5. Chrissy @ Organise My House Sep 4, 2016 at 6:37 pm #

    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

  6. Chrissy @ Organise My House Mar 29, 2016 at 9:31 am #

    :o) x

  7. Chrissy @ Organise My House Mar 23, 2016 at 2:09 pm #

    LOL 🙂

  8. Chrissy @ Organise My House Feb 22, 2016 at 1:56 pm #

    Keep at it Jennifer – it will be worth it!

  9. Louise Feb 22, 2016 at 5:00 am #

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

  10. Monica Ramos Sep 20, 2015 at 2:46 am #

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

    • Chrissy @ Organise My House Sep 20, 2015 at 5:45 pm #

      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!

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