101 Items to Get Rid of With No Regret [Free Declutter List]


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Ready to start going through your stuff and understanding what items to get rid of when you declutter? You’re in the right place!…

101 Items To Get Rid Of Without Regret

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!).

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Decluttering checklist of 101 things to declutter

Your very own copy of the ‘101 Items to Declutter’ is waiting for you in the Free Printables Library.

To get FREE access to the entire library simply click the button below – hope you enjoy!

101 Items to get rid of today from your home and life:

1. Spare buttons from clothes that you’re 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

5. Books you’ve never read and won’t ever read!

Reading a book in bed

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

Cups and saucers

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 Out of date food in the cupboards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)

3 lever arch files in a pile

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

Medicine tablets

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 (such as old greeting cards)

49. Projects you have been meaning to get around to for years but haven’t

50. Toys no longer played with

51. All the unneeded bits of paper/receipts etc.. in your purse and handbag

52. DVDs you’ve watched and won’t watch again

53. CDs you don’t listen to any longer

54. Anything recorded on your TV that you have been meaning to watch but haven’t for months (you aren’t likely to after that amount of time)

55. Recipe books you don’t use (you can easily find recipes online)

56. Bad photos you have had developed that you will never want to frame or put in an album

57. Cushions/pillows that have lost their plumpness (TIP – If you love the cushion then you could re-fill with a feather insert which will give it new life)

58. Any clothes that don’t flatter your shape

59. Any junk mail / old paperwork that is piling up

60. Hair products you used to use when your style was different

It’s a long list! – so get the free checklist to remember it all…

Decluttering checklist of 101 things to declutter

Your very own copy of the ‘101 Items to Declutter’ is waiting for you in the Free Printables Library.

To get FREE access to the entire library simply click the button below – hope you enjoy!

61. Greetings cards from past events (keep only those that are truly sentimental)

62. Ornaments that you are sick of dusting!

63. VHS tapes and audio cassettes if you haven’t anything to play them on

64. Dead plants/flowers

65. Shoes that hurt when you wear them

66. Old nail varnish / nail varnish in a colour you don’t wear any longer

67. Excess furniture (clear the room a bit and let it all breathe!)

68. Out of date newspapers

69. Used candles where the wick has worn down and can’t be lit again

70. Take away menus for places you never eat at

71. Broken or unsightly garden ornaments

72. Any clothes that no longer look their best – either worn out or misshaped

73. Any tupperware or plastic storage containers with missing lids

74. Excess baking trays / saucepans etc… in the kitchen

75. Sports equipment no longer used or that is broken

76. Childrens outside play equipment that is faded, broken or past its best

77. Outside furniture that has faded, broken, or is past its best

78. Food in cupboards that you and the family don’t like and won’t eat

79. Old calendars and diaries (unless you need to keep for accounting reasons)

80. Kids artwork (take photos or scan instead so you still have copies but less bulk) – only keep really special ones

81. Any decorating / DIY supplies that you don’t require in your home (fixtures that you have since removed, old wallpaper etc…)

82. Computer games that the children have grown out of (get them swapped at games stores for something that they will use instead)

83. Anything waiting to be returned to family/friends etc…

84. Anything waiting to go to the tip – make a few journeys and free up the space

85. Any old credit cards/debit cards/loyalty cards in your purse that you no longer need/use (cut up to ensure you can dispose of securely)

Putting cards in a purse

86. Out of date vouchers and deals information you have been keeping

87. Anything in your car (including the boot) that isn’t vital (so easy to forget it’s there!)

88. Excess loose change – gather it up and get it to the bank

89. People in your life that make you unhappy to be around

90. Items in your diary that you don’t enjoy doing and could say NO to

91. Everything in your junk and spam email folders

92. Digital photos on your phone or computer that aren’t any good – blurred etc…

93. Rusted/tangled jewellery beyond repair

94. Accessories that you don’t wear

95. Excess coat hangers (especially the wire ones as they don’t do your clothes any good)

96. Cuddly toys no longer loved

97. Excess serving dishes in the kitchen – think about the biggest party you’ve had and what you actually used

98. Bottles of alcohol that have only a tiny bit left in them

99. Anything lurking at the bottom of your handbag!

100. Your mind – take some time out to clear your head a little each day

101. Everything in your bins! (totally clean slate!)

Phew! – made it! – how’s your home looking now?…..

TIP – If you’re a little overwhelmed by the list, then why not print off a copy (it’s free), and get through it a bit at a time at your own pace? One item a day – for example…

101 Items To Get Rid Of Without Regret

Now you’ve seen the whole list – why not grab your copy and see how many you can find walking around your home right now…

OR you could create your own challenge by committing to decluttering just one of these items each day for the next 3 months? (write each one in your diary so you don’t forget!)

Read Next: 365 Things To Declutter From Your Home And Life This Year


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This article was written by Chrissy

Hi - I'm Chrissy... Having run my own business for 12 years as a Professional Organiser and Interior Designer, I know what works (and what doesn't!) when it comes to setting up a home that works both functionally and aesthetically. Now you can mostly find me in a coffee shop or at home, working full time on (which I setup back in 2011) sharing all my tips and ideas. My mission is to help you create a home that you love to live in every day...


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