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🧹SPRING CLEANING: Time to Declutter - No Regrets!

80+ Things to Get Rid of Right Now

By Meghan Griech, Macaroni Kid Quakertown-Doylestown Publisher April 29, 2021

Life is so much easier when we are organized, but organizations is hard with all the stuff we have! Let's start this spring-clean by clearing out some things we seriously don't need!


Living Spaces

  • Old newspapers
  • Unwanted DVDs
  • Scratched and unwanted CDs
  • Blurry photos
  • Junk mail
  • Recorded TV shows
  • Old appliance manuals
  • Old magazine
  • Unused apps
  • Books you have never read
  • Books you won’t read again


Everything Drawer

  • Excessive keys
  • Old phone chargers
  • Corroded batteries
  • Excessive scissors
  • Excessive rubber bands
  • Broken staplers


Closets

  • Spare buttons
  • Unflattering clothes
  • Bedding that lost it's elasticity or has holes
  • Gloves missing their partner
  • Socks with holes
  • Shoes that hurt or cause blisters
  • Misshapen clothes
  • Tights with ladders
  • Old hats
  • Anything that has lost its elastic
  • Shrunken clothes


Games/Toys

  • Games with pieces missing
  • Puzzles with missing pieces
  • Broken toys
  • Toys no longer played with
  • Outgrown costumes
  • Forgotten art projects
  • Dried out markers or markers without caps
  • Broken crayons
  • Tiny chalk pieces


Kitchen

  • Out of date food
  • Unused kitchen gadgets
  • Old sauces
  • Spices you won’t use again
  • Unused cookbooks
  • Appliances that are broken
  • Freezer food past its prime
  • Herbs you can’t remember the last time you used
  • Un-liked food
  • Plastic containers with cracks
  • Containers missing lids
  • Extra pots, pans, and baking sheets
  • Forks with missing or bent prongs
  • Broken spatulas, tongs, and knives
  • Excessive whisks, sifters, and utensils
  • Mystery food


Bathroom

  • Out of date medicines
  • Old glasses
  • Rusted or tangled jewellery
  • Excessive hangers
  • Gloopy lotion
  • Makeup past its prime
  • Brushes that scratch
  • Hair products no longer used
  • Old poofs and loofahs
  • Empty brushes
  • Towel with holes
  • Old Hair ties/bows
  • Mouldy bath mats

Outside

  • Dead plants/flowers
  • Broken garden ornaments
  • Extra rakes, shovels, and brooms
  • Broken or extra plant pots
  • Deflated balls
  • Clogged bubble machines
  • Broken sports equipment
  • Expired chemicals
  • Dried out paint cans
  • Unwanted holiday decor
  • Old car seat parts
  • Empty boxes
  • Random nuts, bolts, and screws
  • Broken flashlights