-Jan 24, 2024

10 Things in Your Home You Can Declutter Right Now

January is the month of organizing for me, and after the holiday season, I tend to have lots of spaces I want to clean up!
By Teresa Caruso

January is the month of organizing for me, and after the holiday season, I tend to have lots of spaces I want to clean up! Taking on a large organizational home project like the garage can sound pretty overwhelming, but I’ve learned that tackling small organizations throughout my home makes all the difference and makes me feel like I’ve crossed something off of my list. If you’re in the same boat, I’m sharing 10 things in your home that you can declutter right now. These 10 things are simple, small, but impact your day-to-day, and you’ll definitely notice (in the best way)!

Expired Pantry Goods

Ever head into your pantry to discover that condiments, cans, pasta, and other dry food have expired months prior (maybe even years)? I think we’ve all been there, so I like to start the year by getting rid of any old food taking up space. It will free up room in your pantry and give you a better idea of what you actually have.

Clothes That Don’t Fit

Once I learned to let go of clothing that just didn’t fit me anymore, my closet transformed. We all have those pieces of clothing that we love but they just don’t fit the same, OR maybe we purchased something ill-fitting to start and we’ve never worn it. It’s time to donate!

Random Wires and Cables

Open up that dreaded junk drawer and throw away all of the random wires and cables you don’t use. Sometimes I find a cable and have zero idea where it even came from in the first place! There is no use keeping them, especially if you know you haven’t touched them in months or years.

Expired Makeup and Skincare

This one is HUGE for me as I tend to accumulate lots of makeup and skincare. Let’s be honest, we all have our go-to products we use on the daily (or weekly, or monthly) and then there are those beauty items that go unused and sit in a drawer somewhere. I’m not saying throw away all of the beauty items that you don’t use regularly, but I do think it’s important to take stock of what you even CAN use anymore.

Food Storage Containers With No Lids

Say goodbye to the Tupperware and food storage with no lid. They don’t get used, and there’s no point in taking up space to store them.

Bills, Old Mail, and Paperwork

I’ve slowly gone digital with a lot of my bills and paperwork, but of course, there are some paper items I like to keep and file away. That being said… if an old bill that has been paid is still sitting on your desk, or paperwork you no longer need, shred it and toss it!

Old Phones or Electronics That You’ve Already Replaced With New Ones

If you’re not going to ever use that specific electronic again, it’s time to get rid of it. A collection of old iPhones is a fun idea in theory, but they’re really just taking up space since you have no use for them.

Books You’ve Read That You Don’t Plan to Ever Read Again

This is a big one for me as I am an avid reader! I’ve accumulated a LOT of books over the years and store them all away never to be touched again after I read them. I know it can be hard to get rid of books (why… I don’t know) but if you’re never going to re-read them, loan them to a friend, or they’re not sentimental, donate them to a used bookstore.

Duplicate Kitchen Gadgets

Recently upgraded your kitchen gadgets? Get rid of the previous one unless you actually need multiple. You’ll never use the old one and it will just add clutter to your kitchen.

Random Things You’re Keeping

Those items you’re keeping “just in case” but it’s been years and you still haven’t needed them… time to toss!

Last Updated: Jan 23, 2024
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