It’s a new year and a great time to clear some clutter out of your house. I actually do this religiously about every three months when seasons change.
I like to think that I’m a minimalist, but a realistic minimalist.
Because I have four small kids and a big family, I don’t take minimalism to the extreme. That said, I try really hard only to keep items we use or love, and then store or give away the rest.
Today, I want to help you begin decluttering your home nice and easy. You don’t have to make this an emotional thing, feel huge, or overwhelming.
What I’m going to tell you to ditch today, trust me, you won’t even notice they’re gone.
15 Easy Places to Start Decluttering
If you don’t know where to start decluttering your house, then this list is perfect for you. We’re not starting with sentimental items or stuff you need to put inside storage bins (and haven’t gotten around to it yet).
We’re starting with the most common useless items that are just taking up space. Things you can throw out ASAP without thinking twice about it.
So grab a trash bag, throw on some gloves, and let’s begin.
1. Expired coupons and scraps of mail
2. Week-old leftovers
3. Empty product bottles and containers
4. Expired medicine
5. Worn out or unmatched socks
6. Old nail polish
7. Raggedy towels and washcloths
8. Stale pantry food
9. Tarnished jewelry
10. Broken kids toys
11. Expired makeup
12. Expired skincare
13. Expired haircare
14. Old cords, chargers, and adapters
15. Paid paper bills and receipts from your purse
Woohoo! Congrats on taking your first steps towards a clutter-free home.
I bet ditching those useless items made you feel good and better about the state of your home. And if it gave you the momentum and motivation you needed to declutter your whole house, that’s even better!
Happy Tidying — come say hey on Instagram! @tidyupwithdani