Clutter.. Yes, we all have it. It takes discipline and setting healthy habits to be able to control it. Believe me I get it! I have 5 rambunctious messy boys and I was a big bit of a hoarder, we tend to collect a lot of stuff!
I’ve rounded up 101 things to purge your home of this month. My issue with decluttering is that I get overwhelmed very quickly.
I hate this! I won’t put you through that. I’m going to help you get started on your decluttering journey and most importantly, not overwhelm you!
The key to decluttering is choosing one room then picking an area out of that one room to declutter for at least 15 minutes. This is just a little tip that I use when decluttering my home.
This tip mixed with the desire for a clutter free home is what will help you achieve results! It’s really that simple.
My intentions are not for you to get rid of everything you own, that’s crazy. I simply want you to do some purging and use this guide of 101 things as a good idea of what you could be purging through. Believe it or not I had multiple things of almost everything on this list.
So, I know from experience you will see decluttering results!
Let’s get right into !
101 THINGS TO PURGE YOUR HOME OF THIS MONTH
1. PAPER CLUTTER
Ahh, paper clutter. It’s so easy to let this type of clutter build up. Try to cut paper clutter by going through it as soon as you bring it inside your home. Keep a recycling bin by the area that builds up the most paper clutter. That way you can throw away any envelopes, junk mail, or other papers you just don’t need.
I had a horrible problem with paper clutter becuase I thought I needed to hold on to almost every single peice of paper that came into my house or vehichle! Thinking I would need it sooner or later or that I couldn’t let it go because of an emotional attachment to my kids art work.
I didn’t and niether do you.
2. PENS & PENCILS
I love, love, love pens and because of that I accidentally ended up with tons and tons of pens! Choose your favorites and give the rest away but if they are almost out of ink just throw them out.
3. OLD EARASERS
We had tons of these in our art supplies. Purge through them. You don’t need everysingle one taking up more space in your home.
4. BOOK CLUTTER
It’s no lie that we have a book hoarding problem! But hey, at least we’re instilling the love for books in our kids, right? 😉
5. OLD GIFT CARDS
Gift cards with little to nothing on them clutter my wallet and shelves. You can sell these gift cards online, these site are real and out there, or use the ramainding balance!
6. BOARD GAMES
We had so many board games that had seen its last days. It’s totally ok to recycle the game boards or donate them if they are still in good use.
7. TABLETS (not working or ones you aren’t using anymore)
We had so many old tablets around our house that either weren’t working or just weren’t being used. Recycle them or give them away.
8. PHONES (not working or don’t use anymore)
Just like all the tablets we had around the house, we had old phones too. I still have a few I need to recycle.
9. VHS MOVIES OR DVD’S
I totally get loving movies! We are a movie family and enjoy watching them together often but after kids our collection wasn’t looking so great. Disks were missing from cases and some had seen their last days.
We switched to Vudu. It’s an online library that hold all your movies, we also buy them often straight from our living room.
It really reduced the movie clutter!
Consider switching to a digital library, like we did for movies, and get rid of any cd’s that you’re no longer rocking out to!
11. REMOTES (that don’t go to anything)
Yes, we had multiple remotes that no longer had a device for. Just get rid of them.
12. OLD BATTERIES
I really like rechargable batteries. They help me to reduce the battery clutter around the house.
13. PHONE CASES
Minimize it to 2 phone cases so you can alternate or have a back up incase.
14. MISC. THINGS IN JUNK DRAWER
15. JUNK DRAWER
Don’t create a cluttered drawer, sift through the items, get rid of things and organize the rest.
16. OLD LAPTOPS OR COMPUTERS
Recycle or donate.
23. TOTES & HANDBAGS
27. PILLOWS (those that have seen better days!)
29. BATH MATS
30. BRUSHES & COMBS
31. OLD HAIR PRODUCTS
35. OUTSIDE TOYS
36. STUFFED ANIMALS
37. SPORTS EQUIPMENT
39. HOUSEHOLD ORNAMENTS
40. KITCHN UTENSILS
43. POTS & PANS
44. CONTAINERS THAT HAVE NO LIDS
45. LIDS WITH NO CONTAINERS
46. PLASTIC BAGS
47. REUSEABLE BAGS
48. CANED GOODS (the cans that have been sitting in the pantry for a while)
49. REFRIGERATOR MAGNET CLUTTER
50. CLEANING SUPPLIES
51. GLASS BOTTLES