This declutter your home checklist will help you when you don’t know where to start decluttering. You can see a list of 121 items to declutter here below and you can make it easier to follow if you get it as a pdf printable checklist.
You can declutter at your own pace with the checklist. It is even broken down room by room so you could decide to finish decluttering one room before moving on to the next. Be sure to keep this declutter your home checklist handy at all times until all the items are checked off! If you put it away out of sight, before you are all done, you won’t be as motivated to complete the decluttering process.
You’re going to feel so good about your home once you’ve decluttered all the items in the checklist! Not to mention, you will feel so accomplished once it’s done!
Grab a garbage bag or box and let’s get started!
Declutter Your Home Checklist – Room By Room
- Old dishtowels (tea towels).
- Excess tablecloths, cloth napkins, placemats, and other table setting decor.
- Storage containers you don’t use.
- Storage containers without lids or lids without containers.
- Cookbooks that you never use.
- Food in your cupboard that has expired or gone stale.
- Food in your refrigerator that has expired or gone bad.
- Food in your freezer that is long overdue.
- Excess pots and pans.
- Excess kitchen utensils.
- Excess bakeware.
- Excess serving dishes for big parties you hardly host.
- Spices and spices that you never use or have expired.
- Specialty coffee or tea you no longer drink.
- Appliances or small kitchen gadgets you never or no longer use.
- Excess cups, mugs, plates, bowls and other dish ware.
- Excess cutlery.
- Takeout menus for places you never eat at anyway.
- Home decor items you don’t love.
- Old magazines and newspapers.
- Unused cables.
- Chargers for phones you no longer own.
- Old electronics.
- Outdated media (VHS and audio tapes).
- DVDs you have watched and won’t watch again.
- CDs you don’t listen to anymore.
- Bulky furniture that you could live without to free up space.
- Books you intended to read a long time ago but never did.
- Books you have already read and you don’t feel like reading again.
- Dead flowers and/or plants.
- Artwork you don’t really like any more.
- Photographs of poor quality or that you will never want to place in an album or frame.
- Cushions/pillows that don’t match your current decor and/or are worn out.
- Mismatched socks or socks and stockings with holes in them.
- Bras that no longer fit, no longer hold their shape or are worn out.
- Underwear that doesn’t fit or is worn out.
- Belts you haven’t worn in the last 12 months or hardly ever use.
- Purses that are worn out or you don’t use.
- Discolored, rusted and broken jewelry.
- Any earrings that don’t have their matching pair.
- Jewelry you never wear.
- Accessories that you never wear.
- Worn out shoes.
- Any shoes that don’t have their pair.
- Shoes that hurt your feet.
- Pajamas you never wear.
- Worn out bedding or bedding that just doesn’t get used.
- Old pillows.
- Spare buttons for ”just in case”.
- Extra or unused clothes hangers.
- Clothes that don’t fit (big or small).
- Clothes that don’t look right on you or doesn’t suit your current style.
- Toiletries you never use.
- Old or stained towels.
- Hair products you no longer use.
- Unused or broken hair accessories.
- Cleaning products you don’t use.
- Old makeup brushes.
- Old makeup or makeup that you don’t use and love.
- Old or nail polish in colors you no longer like to use.
- Unused hair straighteners and/or curling irons.
- Old perfume or perfume you now dislike.
- Expired vitamins and medicine.
- All that travel-sized hotel stuff you were “going to use someday”.
- Toys that are broken.
- Toys the kids no longer play with.
- Stuffed animals that are ripped.
- Computer games that the kids have grown out of.
- Baby gear that is outgrown.
- Outgrown clothes & shoes.
- Games with any missing pieces.
- Excess artwork. Only keep a few at a time (instead take photos so you still have a copy).
- Worn out school lunch boxes and school bags.
- Outdated school papers and calendars.
DIGITAL & OFFICE
- Duplicate photos.
- Bad photos on your phone or computer.
- Junk email and junk physical mail.
- Unsubscribe from online newsletters you never read.
- Unsubscribe from online stores you never or hardly shop at.
- Games and apps you never use.
- Old text messages on your phone.
- Music you don’t like.
- Phone and email contacts you no longer connect with anymore.
- Pens that don’t work anymore.
- Worn out liquid paper.
- Most manuals for items that you buy (you can find it online).
- Scraps of wrapping paper that can’t wrap anything.
- Old calendars.
- Old computers (destroy the hard drive first).
- Boxes for electronic items you have bought before.
- Receipts from items you bought and used (unless you need it as a warrantee or to keep for accounting purposes).
- Old Greeting cards received (keep only a few sentimental ones).
Don’t forget to grab the printable of this declutter your home checklist. It’s much easier to do this when you can check off the boxes along the way. You’re one step closer to enjoying more of your home!
Also, consider checking you the top 14 books on decluttering that could help inspire you to keep moving towards a clutter-free home.