Quick Decluttering Guide: Say Goodbye to These 10 Items

Decluttering is not just a home improvement project; it’s a lifestyle choice that can free up your space, your mind, and your time.

In this quick decluttering guide, we’ll explore 10 items you can part ways with today to make your life simpler, more organized, and more enjoyable. 

10. Paper Clutter

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Paperwork can accumulate quickly and create a mess. Sort through your documents, bills, and mail. Shred unneeded sensitive information and recycle or digitally archive documents you no longer require. Invest in a filing system to keep important papers organized.

9. Duplicate or Worn-Out Linens

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Sheets, towels, and blankets can take up a lot of space, especially when you have duplicates or well-worn linens. Keep your favorites and donate or recycle the rest.

8. Expired or Unused Medications

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Old or expired medications can be not only ineffective but potentially dangerous. Regularly check your medicine cabinet and first-aid kit for expired prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

Safely dispose of them according to local guidelines, and ensure that only current and useful medications are on hand in case of emergencies.

7. Miscellaneous Clutter

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These are usually the last places to declutter if you want to clear your home. They include ignorable items like old music CDs and cassettes—yeah, if you are a fan of the oldies, your collection might clutter your space!

6. Excessive Decorative Items

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Decor, decor—who doesn’t like impressive murals and antiques hanging on the walls? While decorative pieces can add personality to your living room, having too many can make the space feel cluttered. Remember what they say—too many cooks spoil the broth!
You can seek the expert advice of friends and family who have a keen eye for decor and find out which ones can stay. Keep only those that truly add value and spark joy, and consider donating or selling the rest. 

5. Unused Electronics 

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If there is one culprit for clutter, it’s got to be electronics. We all have that one drawer or box filled with old cables, chargers, and outdated devices. Collect and sort through these items, keeping what’s necessary and recycling or donating the rest.

4. Magazines and Newspapers 

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Over time, magazines and newspapers can pile up, creating a messy living space. Browse your collection, recycle outdated issues, and consider switching to digital subscriptions to minimize clutter.

3. Unwanted Books

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If you have a bookshelf, you may have to declutter it to get rid of old books. Keep only the books you truly love or plan to read, and donate the unwanted ones to a local library or charity.

2. Unnecessary Furniture

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Excess furniture in your living room can give it a cramped look. Analyze your space and determine if you can do without certain pieces. You can sell some of them on any local marketplace of your choice.

1. Old Toys and Games

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If you have kids, chances are their toys and games have accumulated in the living room. Set aside time to sort through these items, keeping only those still in use and in good condition.

Honorable mentionsThrow Pillows

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Here are a few extra items you may want to consider getting rid of! They may not seem too important, but hey! They will work miracles once you declutter! Let’s check them out.

These pillows can bring out the beauty in our living rooms, no doubt, but they can also be an eyesore. When throw pillows accumulate dirt, are torn, or have become old, that is the best time to get rid of them.

Old Rugs and Towels

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It’s time to take down that old rug in your living room. You can donate them to human societies or animal shelters to provide warmth. Contact local animal rescue organizations in your locale to find out if they need them.

Television and other Electrical Wires

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These may seem unimportant, but you still have to get rid of the ones you aren’t using or hide them. The best way to handle your TV wires is to hide them in a cable box or a storage box for laptop chargers.

Emotionally Overwhelmed by Decluttering? Try These 10 Tips!

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To successfully conquer these emotional challenges and create a clutter-free space, you need a strategy that goes beyond simply organizing your belongings. In this listicle, we’ll explore 10 ways to conquer the emotions of decluttering, helping you achieve a sense of peace and liberation in your living environment.

Revamp Your Space by Avoiding These 11 Decluttering Mistakes!

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Decluttering your living space can be a refreshing and freeing experience. From sentimental attachments to disorganized junk, here are the top eleven decluttering mistakes to avoid for a more streamlined and clutter-free space to live in. 

Home Trends Going Out of Style

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Jump on board the time machine, and let’s check out some old home design trends that are so yesterday. We’re talking about things that used to be cool but now make us go, “Huh?” Here are 15 outdated home trends that need a major makeover!

How to Raise Up a Short Vanity

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If the vanity in your bathroom is too short follow along on this tutorial for how to raise up a short vanity to give it some extra height (and reuse the existing countertop).

10 Home Renovations that can Decrease its Value

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With increasing interest rates and mortgage prices, getting the most value for your home is imperative. Homeowners and real estate agents speak about the renovations that could decrease the value of your home and why. Here are the renovations to look out for.

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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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