23 things to declutter today!

WRITTEN by CHRISSY 

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Decluttering can be a quick and easy way of making a difference to your life and home. It will give you more space, less cleaning and SO much more. This post is a quick list of 23 things to declutter right now, to get you started on the amazing decluttering journey that will change your life

23 things to get rid of today - decluttering ideas for your home

Organising your home can be a lengthy process. In fact, once started you should really be doing it for the rest of your life to make sure it stays that way (don’t worry, it takes less and less effort the longer you do it for!).

As such, it makes sense to do things in small and easily manageable steps, to avoid overwhelm or losing motivation.

What better place to start than a quick declutter!

I’ve put together a quick list of my favourite things to declutter here, but don’t be shy to think outside the box for anything that you’d like to add to the list, and let me know as always if you have your own ideas (leave a comment at the end of the post…).

{ WORTH A READ – You may also like the 101 items to declutter post that I wrote – especially if you’re up for a bit more! }

TIP – It goes without saying that if anything can be recycled – ALWAYS do that over simply decluttering and throwing it away – every bit counts.

Let’s get going then, shall we!: –

  • Clothes that don’t fit you anymore – don’t keep them just in case you change shape – chances are they will be out of date if you do
  • Clothes that are unflattering – life is way too short!
  • Clothes that have holes or other faults that you have never got round to mending – you probably never will!
  • Out of date or past their best toiletries, or ones that are empty or simply not used anymore
  • Out of date medicine
  • Jewellery that you don’t love and don’t wear, that is broken and is not sentimental
  • Books that you don’t need for reference and those that have been read already
  • CDs that you don’t listen to anymore (or that you don’t use as they have been downloaded onto your music system already)
  • DVDs that you have watched and won’t watch again
  • Childrens books, clothes and toys that they have outgrown or are too worn/damaged.
  • Magazines that are piled up somewhere – only keep the last one, and rip out articles from others that you will read again (make a file for these so you have something great to read that’s all specific to you and your interests!)
  • Presents that you are keeping so as not to offend the giver – re-gift to someone who will love it – you will have said thank you for the gift and have appreciated the thought, but if its not something you love then why keep it. NOTE – Label who gave you what as it would be awful to re-gift to the original giver…..
  • Any important but outdated documents can be shredded and recycled
  • All paper around the house – leaflets, used envelopes, flyers, junk mail, old birthday and Christmas cards, catalogues etc….
  • One off kitchen items that are never used – i.e. bread maker, yoghurt maker, ice cream maker …
  • Any out of date food items (herbs and spices and tinned goods are good places to look!) – including freezer items that have been left at bottom for too long!
  • Anything broken in the house
  • Anything in your home that it unloved and not useful or not needed
  • Manuals or boxes for items that you have not got anymore. Actually – you can usually find the manual online nowadays anyway, so most manuals can be recycled (just check before you do this though!)
  • Anything in a more hidden away room (garage, shed, loft etc…) that’s been put there and been forgotten about
  • Anything in your home that is being kept “just in case” – why waste space, time and energy on something that you may not need again anyway, and that you may not even remember is there when you do need it!
  • Anything in your diary that is something you don’t love, that doesn’t lead to you towards your goals, or that you don’t really need to do – and START SAYING NO!
  • Time that you waste on things like TV that’s not really important to you – time could be used elsewhere to much better effect

There are so many things you can declutter, the list really is endless – but these are a great place to start!

…and if you’re ready for the next step, how about a 30 day FREE decluttering challenge? It’s really easy to follow, and takes just a few minutes each day. CLICK HERE to find out more, and I can’t wait to see you there!

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