Looking to do some easy decluttering today?
Even if your house is organized there are probably some items you completely forget about!
Next time you’re in the decluttering mood set a timer and see how many of these items you can get rid of.
Wherever you have your medication at go through and get rid of anything that’s expired. Also, toss the things you bought but will never use.
If you’re worried about disposing of prescription medication here are some tips from the FDA for doing it safely.
How does one always end up with socks without a mate? Nobody really knows!! But what I do know is that this happens to everyone.
If you’ve been hanging onto mismatched socks for awhile go ahead and toss them.
While we’re on the subject of socks, let’s talk about underwear…
I kind of hate admitting this but I hang onto old underwear WAYY to long. I know I can’t be the only one. Go through your panty drawer and get rid of the items that aren’t in the best condition.
Kid’s Schoolwork/Junk Papers
My kids bring home an INSANE amount of papers from school each and every day.
When they were younger, I felt so bad about throwing away the stuff they made and let it accumulate – bad idea! I’ve since changed the system and almost everything goes straight to the trash.
Each year I keep a few things like special artwork and anything they seem extremely proud of – it all goes in a binder. (And the “keep” papers are very, very few.) Everything else goes straight to the trash can every day.
If you’ve been accumulating school work go through it and only hang onto to best of the best.
Broken Crayons/Markers without Lids
If you have kids, broken crayons and markers with missing lids is the norm.
If your kids have a ton of art supplies, it can be a total pain to go through all of them. Instead, just start throwing away any cap-less marker or broken crayon when you cross paths with them.
(Or, you could assign this job to your kids!)
There’s nothing worse than having a million junk toys scattered all throughout the house.
I give you permission to throw away all the toys with missing pieces, that have come from fast food chains, or otherwise don’t get played with.
Jeans that are 2 Sizes Too Small or Too Big
We women tend to hold onto jeans that don’t fit for far too long.
If your drawers are full of jeans that are two sizes too small or big, donate them. If you need jeans that size at a future date you can buy ones you like.
Go through your bathroom cabinets and purge all of things that you don’t use. This includes perfume, bodywash, face products, and shampoos.
Makeup You Don’t Like
Are you holding onto makeup “just in case.”
If you’ve held onto that same “just in case” makeup for more than six months and haven’t used it it’s time to get rid of it.
Unused Kitchen Gadgets
I have been handed down SO many types of kitchen gadgets that I would never use. Maybe you’re in the same situation?
If so, do a purge of the gadgets you don’t’ use and find better homes for them.
Living Clutter Free
It’s so EASY to let some of these items go for way too long. (Trust me, I know!) Try going through your house 2-3 times per year to purge these less thought about items.
What else should I add to the list?