101 Things You Should Toss Immediately To Eliminate Clutter!

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I live in a small apartment so just the tiny bit of clutter stresses me out. That is why I wrote a post about the Ultimate Cleaning Schedule to try and keep this place as clean as possible. The schedule was doing great until my whole family got sick and then I realized that we just have too much stuff.

So I decided to come up with a list of 101 things you should throw out instantly. Now before I get started in this list, if there is anything on this list that you think can be donated DO IT. Let someone else enjoy something that they might not have originally been able to get. Also if it’s something that you might be able to sell at say a yard sale or trade in for cash somewhere DO IT. Can’t deny making a little money on the side instead of just throwing it in the trash.

Now let’s get started with that list and just like the cleaning post lets

Master Bedroom

  • Earring that don’t have a pair
  • Worn out blankets or sheets
  • Extra blankets or bedding that someone else might be able to enjoy
  • Broken or unused electronics
  • Clothes that don’t fit
  • Old ties
  • Old hats/gloves
  • Clothes not worn in 6+ months
  • Socks with no matches
  • Socks with holes
  • Underwear with holes
  • Old pillows
  • Worn out shoes
  • Any broken jewelry
  • Scarves and belts no longer worn
  • Unused purses
  • Candles you no longer enjoy

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Master Bathroom

  • Empty medication bottles
  • Old makeup
  • Broken makeup
  • Towels/rugs that are damaged
  • Old nail polish
  • Empty tissue boxes or toilet paper rolls
  • Old toothbrushes
  • Old hairbrushes and combs
  • Broken hair accessories
  • Products that have gone bad or you didn’t like
  • Old Perfume
  • Expired skincare products
  • Old kids products no longer needed
  • Product samplers that you were given but don’t use
  • Expired medication

Kids Room

  • Broken toys
  • Toys from Happy Meals or other fast foot places.
  • Toys that no longer get played with
  • Games with missing pieces
  • Incomplete puzzles
  • Toys that your kid has outgrown
  • Any baby items that are no longer needed and don’t hold significant sentimental value
  • Broken or unused electronics
  • Clothing that no longer fits (with my daughter how she has grown this is almost a monthly thing)
  • Shoes that no longer fit
  • Stuffed animals that are damaged
  • Damaged books
  • Old art supplies
  • Books and DVDs that have been outgrown
  • Duplicate toys or books


  • Old textbooks or books for college
  • Notebooks written in that are not needed
  • Pens and markers that don’t work
  • Expired coupons and flyers
  • Old receipts
  • Damaged phone chargers
  • Old phones and their chargers
  • Batteries and other loose things in the “junk drawer”
  • Broken or unused electronics
  • Excess wrapping paper or bags
  • Unneeded manuals
  • Broken or unwanted holiday decorations
  • Excess art/school work of your child. (You don’t need to keep everything pick your favorites)
  • Old calendars (Years don’t repeat)
  • File away those important papers and documents (if they aren’t important toss them)
  • Old greeting cards (as nice as they are you’ll get one next year)
  • ANY crafting supplies you don’t use
  • Extra cords
  • Old mail
  • Anything missing pieces


  • Broken/unwanted magnets
  • Expired food in pantry/fridge
  • Broken utensils or tools
  • Cleaning supplies that you don’t use
  • Empty cleaning supply bottles (that you may have forgotten about)
  • Recipe books that you don’t use. Who uses books for recipes? I am sure you get yours from Pinterest and other places online
  • Excess pots, pans, dishes that you don’t need
  • All paper clutter (receipts, manuals, bills) file what is important and toss the rest.
  • Toss anything in your fridge you are NOT going to use
  • Check your spices do you really need 3 bottles of salt? Toss any that are near empty or that are empty.
  • Restaurant sauce packets
  • Take out menus
  • Excess Tupperware or ones without lids
  • Torn rags
  • Novelty cups that are just collecting dust never getting used. You know the ones (amusement parks, sporting events, etc.)
  • Extra plastic bags from stores. If that collection is getting too big go recycle them.
  • Any of those baby/kid cups, plates that are no longer needed
  • Broken appliances (why keep that broken toaster?)
  • Empty jars or bottles not being used
  • Paper or plastic plates, cups you have no intention on using

Living Room/Dining room

  • Magazines and newspapers
  • Books you don’t intend on reading again
  • Damaged blankets, pillows or rugs
  • Dead or dying plants
  • Games with missing pieces
  • Movies and CD’s you don’t watch/listen to
  • Damaged movies or CDs
  • Broken/unused electronics
  • Unused storage boxes
  • Unused or unwanted air fresheners (candles too)
  • Old pet toys (as much as your pet loves that shredded pizza it’s time to toss it)
  • Broken frames/art
  • Damaged/ruined furniture
  • Broken/damaged decorations

 If you enjoyed this list to eliminate clutter then don’t forget to pin it!

Also if you can think of anything that you would throw out to help with clutter, that I didn’t include on this list, then comment below and let me know!

13 thoughts on “101 Things You Should Toss Immediately To Eliminate Clutter!”

  1. My wife and I are super guilty of keeping clutter in our closets. Everything from worn out shoes to clothes that don’t fit anymore, mostly because we are both in denial about them someday fitting again.

  2. I’ve been getting better about getting rid of stuff rather than holding onto it. This list is a good inspiration to get better at it.

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