DECLUTTERING IN OCTOBER – 31 THINGS TO THROW AWAY

WRITTEN by CHRISSY, LAST UPDATED ON October 18, 2021

& FILED IN Home Decluttering


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Quick and fun checklist (totally FREE as well!) of 31 things to throw away from your home and life in October. Take the month one step at a time and declutter one thing each day from your home and life. Get things sorted, one step at a time, and enjoy a more clutter free home.

Decluttering in October - 31 Things to Throw Away

This is the tenth installment of my 12 part series of free decluttering printables this year – all based around the popular post – 365 things to declutter from your home and life this year.

You can choose how you do things with each monthly declutter checklist (which you can grab NOW in the Printables Library). Either do it all on one day in a blitz session, or take it slowly and declutter one item a day on the date the checklist suggests.

It really depends on what time you have available, and how you like to do things (as always!).

Without further ado, let’s get on with Octobers decluttering, and get all those things to throw away, well, thrown away!

Hope you enjoy!

31 Things to throw away in October

#1 – Presents in your present box that aren’t looking their best any longer

#2 – Business cards / trade flyers – add details to your HOME FILE and recycle them

#3 – Old phone cases you don’t use (or that don’t fit your phone anymore)

#4 – Food you don’t want to be eating (snacks, sweets, sugar etc….) – this will help you stick to what you want! Take it to a food bank and let someone else use it.

#5 – Clothes that don’t suit your style any longer

#6 – Photos on your phone that you don’t need to keep (selfies, pics of random stuff in your day to day life etc…)

#7 – Calculators – you have one on your phone!

#8 – Duvet covers that don’t fit any beds you have

#9 – Shoe polish in colours you don’t have shoes in

#10 – Your Trash Can on your computer – I didn’t even realise that when you trash a document, it stays in the trash can until you delete that!

#11 – Games/jigsaws where some of the pieces are missing

#12 – Underwired bras where the wire is poking out

#13 – Your address book – get rid of addresses you never use anymore

#14 – Excess bowls

#15 – Old bank statements

#16 – Chargers for phones you no longer own

#17 – More than one oven glove

#18 – Chipped or cracked crockery

#19 – Kids books they’ve outgrown

#20 – Any tupperware or plastic storage containers with missing lids

#21 – Board games you never play

#22 – Old perfume that’s past it’s best

#23 – Rusty baking sheets or equipment (graters, sieves etc…)

#24 – Out of date vouchers and deals information you have been keeping

#25 – Files in your filing cabinet that are for categories you don’t need anymore

#26 – Anything on your TO DO list that you always leave when you look at it – either get it done now or you’ll never do it!

#27 – Spare buttons from clothes that you are keeping”just in case”

#28 – Any pet related items you don’t need / use

#29 – Work related items from a job you don’t do any longer (badges, uniform etc…)

#30 – Anything in the glove compartment of your car that shouldn’t be there

#31 – Cobwebs! – dust the ceilings and get rid of this completely unwanted item!

Decluttering in October - 31 Things to Throw Away

Declutter checklist for October

If you’d like your very own copy of the declutter checklist for October – then it’s available right now in the Printables Library. This is where I keep ALL the free printables from around this site: –

Decluttering in October - 31 Things to Throw Away

There you have it – 31 things to throw away from your home and life in October – AND a Free Checklist to stay on track.

The best way to stay on track all month and get a bit done each day.

I hope you have fun with this list, and that you join me next month for Novembers checklist (and if you can’t wait until then, remember that the entire list is written out HERE).

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