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The idea of living a minimal life can be very daunting if you’re currently living in an environment which is surrounded by clutter and chaos.  

Minimalism doesn’t happen overnight – what’s important is that you take steps every day to make more conscious, educated decisions about the new things you want to bring into your life.

A great step you can start with today is to cleanse some of the things that you already have in your home, that you either no longer need, don’t use or don’t like.

That’s why I have put together a list of items that you probably have in your home, that you should be getting rid of today

92 Things You Need To Get Rid Of Now

  1. Receipts
  2. Coat Hangers
  3. Anything That’s Broken
  4. Spare Wires
  5. Single Gloves, Earrings, Socks Etc
  6. Clothes That Don’t Fit
  7. Letters
  8. Old Nail Polish & Makeup
  9. Old Bedding
  10. Old/Spare Toothbrushes
  11. Pens That Don’t Work
  12. Half Finished Craft Projects
  13. Old Greeting Cards
  14. Old Phone Cases & Chargers
  15. Manuals
  16. Decor And Knick Knacks That You Dislike Or That Are In Storage
  17. Half Used Cans Of Paint
  18. Old Medicines And Vitamins
  19. Takeaway Menus
  20. Vhs, Tapes, Cds And Any Other Media That You Can’t Listen To 
  21. Old Keys
  22. Expired Gift Cards
  23. Food That You Know You Won’t Eat
  24. Old Textbooks
  25. Storage Containers With Missing Lids
  26. Expired Condiments In The Fridge
  27. Chipped Mugs, Plates And Crockery
  28. Old Shampoo, Conditioner, Toothpaste, Shower Gel
  29. Old Makeup
  30. Expired Seasoning And Spices
  31. Old Coupons
  32. Clothes With Stains Or Holes In
  33. Gloves, Scarves And Hats That You Haven’t Worn In A Year
  34. Old Prescription Glasses
  35. Worn Tights/Stockings
  36. Old Games That You Won’t Play
  37. Extra Coasters
  38. Spare Glassware
  39. Duplicated Kitchen Utensils 
  40. Appliances that you haven’t used for a year
  41. Spare gaming controllers
  42. Old towels
  43. Old facecloths, loofah’s and other bathing accessories
  44. Swimwear that no longer fits/you haven’t worn in a year
  45. Shoes with holes or scuffs
  46. Old uniforms
  47. novelty/event t-shirts
  48. International currency coins
  49. Photographs you don’t like of yourself 
  50. Photographs that make you think of an unhappy time in your life
  51. Old birthday candles and party supplies
  52. Plastic bags
  53. Old magazines and newspapers
  54. Dead batteries
  55. Old notepads 
  56. Old stationary (duplicates)
  57. Hotel toiletries 
  58. Old hand creams/moisturisers 
  59. Old makeup
  60. Old tanning supplies
  61. Broken sports equipment
  62. Gadgets that you’ve never used
  63. Expired chemicals and cleaning supplies
  64. Holiday decor that you didn’t use last year
  65. Cardboard boxes
  66. Excessive amounts of gift bags and boxes
  67. Plastic straws and cutlery
  68. Paper plates
  69. Old mobile phones, tablets and laptops
  70. Old calendars and diaries
  71. Broken sunglasses
  72. Broken belts
  73. Old remote controls
  74. Spare buttons
  75. Any paperwork with information that is easily found online
  76. Artwork, photo frames and canvas’ that are in storage
  77. Jigsaw puzzles and games with missing pieces
  78. Specialised tea, coffee, chocolates and biscuits that haven’t been touched in six months 
  79. Memorabilia that doesn’t hold value any longer
  80. Things that makes you think of an ex partner (jewellery, photos etc)
  81. Spare cushions, pillows and throws 
  82. Excessive storage baskets and boxes
  83. Hair products you haven’t used in six months
  84. Box hair dye that you have had for more than six months
  85. Painful shoes
  86. Excess furniture
  87. Musical instruments that you never learned to play
  88. Used candles that have lost their lightability
  89. Excess baking trays, pots, pans etc
  90. Anything that you have been meaning to give back to family/friends
  91. Old loyalty cards and bank cards that you no longer use
  92. Spare umbrellas 
  93. Tangled and tarnished jewelry

To Finish Off…

I hope that you enjoyed this post and that it has inspired you to sort through some of the items in your home. 

Remember that by getting rid of things that you no longer love and use, you are not only freeing up space in your home but you might also be able to donate your old things to a new home where a new owner will really cherish them.

Let me know in the comments below if you have any more ideas for things that you can cleanse from your home, and I hope to see you around here soon for the next post! 

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