50 Things To Get Rid Of Right Now

Whether your new year's resolution is to de-clutter your house, or your just looking to do a quick cleanse, getting rid of "stuff" can be incredibly freeing. It can be hard to know where to start if you're staying at a whole house full of things you don't necessarily use or need. 

Taking baby steps is by far the easiest way to tackle minimalism. As tempting as it may be to start tossing out everything without looking back — it is possible to go overboard (just as my husband after I accidentally "de-cluttered" his entire winter wardrobe). 

Working through this list is a great way to immediately reduce the clutter in your house, take inventory of what you have, and get a better sense of why you love the things you do love about your home. 

Adopting a minimalist lifestyle can seem daunting, unless you tackle it slowly, bit by bit. This list of 50 things to get rid of right now is a launch pad for jumping into a simple life with less stuff. And you can start right now.

50 Things to De-Clutter RIGHT NOW:

  1. Old batteries
  2. Old cell phone/accessories/chargers
  3. Cardboard boxes
  4. Old toiletries and make up
  5. Expired foods/condiments
  6. Extra magazines and subscriptions
  7. Those socks that don't have matches
  8. Shoes/clothes your kids have outgrown
  9. Broken/worn out toys
  10. Old costumes/special occasion wear
  11. Used up notepads/coloring books/journals
  12. Expired/unused prescriptions/medicine/vitamins
  13. Old gift wrap/gift bags
  14. Old calendars/planners
  15. Movies you don't watch
  16. CDs/records you don't listen to
  17. Board games you don't play
  18. Cookbooks you never use
  19. Used gift cards
  20. Old paint and craft supplies
  21. Appliance manuals (you can find them online)
  22. Appliances you never use
  23. Random bottles and jars
  24. Puzzles with missing pieces
  25. Plastic tupperwear with missing lids
  26. Worn out bedding/blankets
  27. Clothes you haven't worn in a year
  28. Extra hats/gloves/scarves
  29. Decor not on display
  30. Almost-gone cleaning supplies
  31. Dying houseplants
  32. Books you won't read
  33. Random keys
  34. Receipts
  35. Vases
  36. Extra hangers
  37. Extra totes/hampers
  38. Old purses/wallets
  39. Jewelry you don't love
  40. Spare buttons/thread from clothes
  41. Broken pens/pencils/markers
  42. Extra coffee mugs (you probably won't need to use all 20 at once)
  43. Old coffee/tea you won't drink
  44. Memorabilia that doesn't hold the same value it used to
  45. Old nail polish
  46. Anything that makes you sad
  47. Anything that's broken
  48. Anything that doesn't fit
  49. Anything you have duplicates of
  50. Anything you don't love

*Note: This post isn't meant to encourage waste. Please dispose of your items responsibly through gifting, selling, donating, upcycling and recycling. If you're looking for ways to responsibly get rid of things without throwing them in the trash or tossing them in a Goodwill bin, check out this post from Life, Style, Justice.*