Get a Jump on Spring Cleaning with these 80 Things to Declutter NOW!

Clear the clutter in these places you may be overlooking, plus a FREE printable checklist!

By Meghan Griech August 19, 2021

Life is so much easier when we are organized, but organization can be hard with all the stuff we have! Let's get a jump on the spring cleaning by clearing out some things we seriously don't need! Use this list for ideas of places to look for clutter you may be overlooking. Download our FREE printable and check things off as you go.

Living Spaces

Old newspapers
Junk mail
Scratched and unwanted CDs and DVDs
Old appliance manuals
Old magazines
Books you have never read
Books you won’t read again


Blurry photos
Recorded/downloaded TV shows
Unused apps
Old emails

Everything/Junk Drawer

Old keys
Old phone chargers
Corroded batteries
Extra scissors
Extra or no longer stretchy rubber bands
Broken staplers


Extra hangers
Spare buttons
Unflattering clothes
Bedding that lost its elastic or has holes
Gloves missing their partner
Socks with holes
Shoes that hurt or cause blisters
Tights with ladders
Old hats
Misshapen clothes & anything that has lost its elastic
Shrunken clothes


Games with pieces missing
Puzzles with missing pieces
Broken toys
Abandoned/forgotten toys
Outgrown costumes
Forgotten art projects
Dried out markers or markers without caps
Broken crayons
Tiny chalk pieces


Out of date food
Unused kitchen gadgets
Old condiments
Spices you won’t use again
Unused cookbooks
Appliances that are broken
Freezer food past its prime
Herbs you never use
Food no one liked
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
Good plates you never use


Out of date medicine
Old glasses
Rusted or tangled jewelry
Gloopy lotion
Makeup past its prime
Brushes that scratch
Hair products no longer used
Old poofs and loofahs
Nearly empty bottles
Towel with holes
Old hair ties/bows
Worn or mildewy bath mats


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