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101 items to get rid of right now


You’ve had a few seconds to breathe after the 1st 50 in this list – so let’s get right back onto the list – how many of these 51 items do you need to declutter…?


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

52. DVDs you have 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

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 Out of date newspapers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)

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 changegather 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?…..


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!


Now you’ve seen the whole list – why not see how many of these 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!)

… and lastly – remember that if you prefer to do things with help and support, then take a look at the 30 day Clutter Blitz. You can find out more HERE...

I hope you enjoy this list, and I’d love to know how you get on and if you can think of any other things to add to the list. Just leave a comment below – thanks in advance!


List of 101 items to declutter from your home. Clutter items that you can get rid of right now to make more room for what matters. Decluttering list.

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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 đŸ™‚

  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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