I hate downsizing. There I said it. I have a constant fear that I’ll someday need said item that I’m getting rid of. I’d rather spend hours figuring out the perfect organizational system for too much stuff than downsize. Yet even someone like me is able to get rid of these 100 things. Whether you throw away, recycle or donate, I promise you won’t miss these 100 things from your home!
1 Extra buttons in little plastic bags from every clothing item ever purchased | Odds are you don’t even have the shirt the buttons came with!
2 Window bill envelopes | besides paying bills when on earth would you use these?
3 Expired condiments
4 Scratched CDs | In this day and age if you’re going to even keep CDs they sure better be working!
5 Expired batteries | Just because you put them back in storage, doesn’t mean they’ll start working again 🙂 .
6 Cable cords and wires | Seriously, do you really have any idea what to do with these?
7 Expired canned goods
8 Tupperware containers missing their lid | I promise you’re never going to find the lid. Ever.
9 Old cell phones | “I’d really like to go back to using my Iphone 3” said no one ever. Trade it in or donate it.
10 Lanyards, name tags, bags from conferences
11 Magnets | Unless you use them, they just make your fridge look cluttered.
12 Dried-up nail polish
13 Travel mugs that leak | You’re welcome.
14 Unused notebooks
15 Address labels for your old house
16 Dollar store items that you’re still trying to figure out how to use
17 Tiny screws and nails from furniture you don’t even have anymore
18 Novelty kitchen gadgets | Everyone wants fresh squeezed orange juice, but how often are you actually squeezing those oranges?
19 Wedding favors
20 Past wedding invites
21 Expired coupons | Donate them to the military
22 Old bridesmaid dresses | Have you really worn it since the wedding?
23 Hangers from the dry cleaners
24 Extra salt and pepper shakers | Honestly, why would have you more?
25 White-out bottles | Deep down you know you don’t need these.
26 Hair elastics that have lost stretchiness
27 Old teeth whitening trays
28 Take out menus | The menu is the exact same online. I promise.
29 Backpacks or duffle bags that don’t get used enough | And no, don’t use these as storage solutions
30 Gorgeous uncomfortable shoes that you avoid because they give you blisters
31 Unused Exercise Equipment | This stuff is too bulky to store if you’re not using it.
32 Alarm clock | Isn’t your phone already sitting on your nightstand?
33 Plastic cutlery from takeout
34 Extra pencil sharpeners | You can have ONE
36 Hole punch | When’s the last time you’ve used yours?
37 Snacks your pets don’t like | Reagan is the worlds pickiest eater
38 Unused vases | Keep one for flowers you receive
39 Make up you’ll try “one day” | I’m looking at you Taylor Swift style lipsick
40 Travel brochures from trips you’ve already gone on
41 Stockings with runs | No amount of clear nail polish will take away the run
42 Cards you’ve received that have no sentimental value
43 Old emery boards | They’re SO cheap, just buy a new one
44 Highlighters | Save one or TWO tops
45 Too many sets of bed linens | Allow two per bed max
46 Piles of “scrap paper”
47 Gifts you don’t really like
48 Staple remover | Do you see my theme with office supplies?
49 Twisty ties | They really only make sense on bread bags
50 DVDs you don’t watch
51 Cooking utensils you have two of | Have you ever used two of the same utensil at the same time?
52 Promotional t-shirts that are WAY too big
53 Bills you don’t need to keep | Who wants to be reminded of how much money they’ve spent?
54 Extra key chains
55 Emergency sewing kits | How many ‘sewing emergencies’ can one person have?
56 Mason jars | Go on Pinterest and figure out a project for these or get rid of them!
57 Paper bags from a department store | Ok Ok, keep one or two tops
58 Touristy knick knacks that seemed like a good idea to purchase while on vacation
59 Fancy serving bowls that you can only use for special occasions
60 CDs that come with computer programs you’re no longer using
61 Extra bubble wrap | Takes up WAY too much room!
62 Keys that you don’t know what they’re for
63 Holiday decorations that you always forget to set out | Mine’s the Mardi Gras decorations for the party I never end up hosting
64 Any dishware that doesn’t match the rest of your set
65 Dried up super glue or super glue that’s lids are glued shut
66 Those amazing organizational systems that worked in your previous apartment but not in your current place
67 Recipe books you rarely use | One word: Pinterest
68 Magazines you’ve already read
69 Worn-Out Hairbrushes | We all get grossed out seeing other people’s old hairbrushes
70 Single earrings | Look for the pair or get rid of it
71 Too many workout clothes | Remember, buying workout clothes doesn’t burn calories
72 Plastic hangers that you get from the store
73 Remotes that don’t have a use | Whoever invented the universal remote is GENIUS!
74 Dishware that doesn’t stack easily and/or takes up too much room
75 Craft supplies for projects that you never actually started (or completed)
76 The cheap pans that keep burning your meal | But you won’t have any more excuses for burnt food 🙂
77 Novelty baking dishes that can’t be used regularly
78 Extra pajama sets | A couple for cold weather and a couple for warm weather is good enough!
79 Accessories to old electronics | Don’t we wish all iphone versions used the same charger??
80 Broken hangers, even if they’re the fancy expensive wood kind
81 Boxes from electronics | Unless you think there’s a good chance you’ll return it, hold the box for only a couple weeks
82 Hairdryer attachments that never get used
83 Stained clothing you can’t get cleaned | The stain will drive you crazy
84 Too many coolers | If you have room for these, I want to move in to your house!
85 Holiday themed dishes | I love these as much as you do, but I only have room for dishes I can use ALL year round
86 Belts that don’t fit
87 Scarves you never wear
88 Too many hats & gloves | Find a couple pairs that go with ALL your winter coats
89 Chopsticks | Unless you really REALLY use them
90 Shampoo bottles from hotels | Use them within the first month back from your trip or get rid of them
91 Air fresheners | Unless they’re the kind with refills
92 Clothes that are WAY too small | One size down is OK, but anything more? Just buy new clothes to celebrate!
93 Matches from restaurants | Save one pack
94 Cheap pens that run out of ink easily
95 Too many baking dishes | How many can you really fit in your oven at the same time?
96 Old ratty towels | Turn them in to rags or get rid of them!
97 Makeup samples that you only like because they’re free
98 Unnecessary receipts | Do you really want an itemized grocery receipt from a year ago?
99 Cookie cutters | If you’ve used them in the last month you get a pass!
100 Empty bottles of anything
Any others I missed?