The Ultimate Guide to Decluttering: What a Professional Organizer Says You Need to Ditch Now!

If you want to declutter your home and make more room, check out this list of items that you should toss out according to a professional organizer!

13. Excess Clothes

Disposing unused clothes may be difficult for some, but it is an essential decluttering method. By getting rid of clothes that you don’t wear anymore, you can free up space, reduce stress, and support others by giving them away. And of course, you can very well sell them and get some cash!

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12. Empty Boxes

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That shoebox might come in handy, but how many do you really need?

11. Unused Exercise Equipment

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If it’s become a clothes hanger, it’s time to part ways.

10. Outdated/Broken Electronics

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Broken earphones, earbuds with only one ear working, cables that you have to hold in a certain position to work, an old phone from 4 years ago, ancient floppy disks, and obsolete VHS tapes.

What do all these have in common? They’re a big pile of ‘useless’ that needs to go away.

9. Expired Stuff

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Those bottles of vitamins sitting in your meds cabinet, the 5-year-old scrub tub parked on your bathroom self-care shelf, and the untouched canned food living at the back of your pantry.

Sort those expiration dates and say goodbye to items that don’t make the cut!

8. Shabby Towels

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I get the “they’re still working” sentiment with your worn and torn beach and pool towels, but news flash — you’re better off without them.

Don’t worry though, you can make sure they’re useful to someone by donating them to your local pet shelter.

7. Flimsy Kitchen Tools

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I’m all for handy kitchen gadgets, but a peeler that always gets stuck and a wine opener that never gets the job done have no place in your utensil drawer.

Ditch the dull scissors, the too-delicate garlic press, and those pancake turners that bend under the food’s weight.

6. Incomplete Storage Containers

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You know that kitchen cabinet with an avalanche of food storage containers that you only open if absolutely necessary? Yeah, you need to let those go.

Whether they’re mismatched pieces, halves of pairs, or just containers without an occasion, throw out any item that doesn’t solve your storage problems.

5. Old Makeup and Cosmetics

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Anyone who uses makeup knows this all too well — the dozens of half-used lipsticks, the dried-up mascara you swear you’ll fix, and the body lotion that still has some left at the bottom.

Most beauty products last only a few months to a couple of years. Not only do these hurt your storage space, but can be a health risk too.

4. Junk Drawer Items

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We all have a junk drawer, no shame there. The problem starts when you lose sight of the line between “can come in handy” odds and “I have a hoarding issue” items.

That bag of spare buttons or the bunch of plastic clips can come in handy, but every rubber band from every purchase won’t.

3. Cookbooks

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Seriously, who even uses these anymore? A quick search online is enough for you to say goodbye to most if not all your cookbooks.

2. Wire Hangers

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Closet clutter is more because of wire hangers than anything else. Swap those out for a type of hander designed to maximize storage space.

1. Random Mail and Paper

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Junk mail is meant for the garbage bin, and so are those old takeout menus, 2-year-old receipts, expired coupons, and business cards of services/people you don’t even remember.

Recycle what you can and toss what you can’t. Use drawer dividers to keep things sorted.

Stay Natural: 25 Best Natural Cleaning Formulas

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As if cleaning isn’t hard enough, all those wonder products that we see advertised on TV come with awesome warnings about the dangers of ingestion or possible links to cancer.  Those don’t exactly encourage me to clean up!  Eliminate unnecessary  chemicals through these natural cleaning alternatives.

Transform Your Kids’ Messy Rooms Into a Paradise With These Fun Hacks!

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Discover effective strategies for teaching your kids to clean their rooms while making it an enjoyable experience for the entire family.

Am I a Toxic Parent? How to know…

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Gone are the days of accepting toxic parenting, when parents could treat their children however they wanted because they thought they had a right to. With rising awareness, more adults realize there are ways never to treat their children if they are not looking to raise children who grow into adults with serious psychological, social, mental, and emotional problems.

12 Productive Hobbies to Enrich your Life

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Are you looking for fun activities that can help you be more productive and fulfilled? Try these 12 productive hobbies! They can help you learn new skills, use your creativity, and increase your personal growth. Plus, they’re a great way to relax and feel better about yourself.

10 Companies that Hate Their Customers

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Companies need to make money, and that’s OK. But when businesses are mean to the people who pay them, that’s not right. People were asked which companies don’t treat their customers nicely – and the answers showed a lot about which companies are not friendly.

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