75 Things to Declutter and Organize Around Your Home Right Now

With the new year right around the corner, it’s time for decluttering! Here are 75 things to declutter in the kitchen, closet, and more!

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75 Things to Declutter

I like to declutter every once in a while, as it’s a great opportunity to purge what I’m not using. I’m not totally minimalist, but let’s be honest – who likes unnecessary clutter? Here are 75 areas of your house you can declutter and organize, great for a fresh start for the new year!


1. Pantry

2. Fridge
Throw away old photo and wipe up spills. I use drawer dividers to help keep things neat and organized!

3. Freezer

4. Appliances

5. Cookware

6. Bakeware

7. Spices
Spices don’t need gone through very often, but sometimes it can be good to throw out old spices you haven’t used in three years.

8. Baking supplies

9. Coffee mugs

10. Cookbooks
We’ve gotten rid of most of our cookbooks and mainly use sites like Pinterest to source and print recipes.

See also: 25 Genius Ways to Go Paperless and Use Less Waste


I use an app called Stylebook to help me keep track of my wardrobe. I absolutely LOVE it and it has saved my sanity so much! It made me realize how often (or not) I actually wear an item, and helps me figure out the cost-per-wear. It also helps me style outfits from my bed. It’s a great way to see what you actually wear, and me realize I didn’t really need 30 summer shirts.

11. Shirts
I use closet dividers to divide my hanging clothes up – dresses, cardigans, short sleeve tops, long sleeve tops, and misc.

12. Pants/shorts

13. Dresses/skirts

14. Pajamas
I realized I only need about 3-4 pajama bottoms, since I typically wear them 2-3x and do laundry once every week or so.

15. Undergarments/socks
Get rid of holed socks (I have a few I use to go over my good socks if it’s super cold outside) or any old undergarments.

16. Jewelry
Get a handy little jewelry organizer.

17. Purses/bags
I am addicted to Coach and Kate Spade – I don’t have many handbags, but most of my purses are designer brand. I use apps like Poshmark to score quality for a great price. (Use the code lifeincolor16 to get a $5 credit!)

18. Shoes

19. Coats
Here in the midwest, we need coats for every season. I have one for each season (excluding summer) and a rain jacket.

20. Bathing suits


21. Make up
Throw away any make-up you haven’t worn in six months, for space and hygiene reasons.

22. Make up brushes
Keep your make-up brushes in good condition with brush cleaner.

23. Nail polish
Get rid of old, icky nail polish or colors you just don’t use.

24. Skin products

25. Hair products

26. Medicine

27. Towels/washcloths

28. Decor

29. First aid supplies

30. Cleaning supplies


31. Receipts
Grab this small accordion file to keep receipts organized.

32. Pencils and pens

33. Paperwork

34. Business cards
Business cards can pile up quickly! Throw away old business cards or file them in a business card organizer.

35. Expired coupons

36. Notebooks

37. Old papers

38. Taxes

39. Old supplies

40. Desk
Clean out any miscellaneous items in your desk!


41. School papers

42. Art supplies

Get rid of old crayons and dried-up markers.

43. School supplies

44. Coloring books

45. Trophies/awards

46. Clothing

Get rid of stained or ill-fitting clothing.

47. Shoes

48. Outside toys

49. Sports equipment

From soccer cleats to ballet slippers, get rid of old sports equipment the kids no longer need.

50. Stuffed animals

51. Toys

52. Bookshelves

53. Backpack

54. Bedroom decor


65. Scrapbook supplies

66. Pet supplies

67. Garage/tools

68. Old chargers

With electronics constantly changing, get rid of chargers that belong to old devices you no longer own.

69. Electronics

70. Social media

Once a year or so, I’ll go through my Facebook and Pinterest accounts to purge anything unwanted.

71. Computer desktop
Clear up your computer files to help your sanity!

72. Christmas decor

73. Other holiday decor

74. Gift packaging

75. Duplicates of anything

If you have more of one item or can make do with one item when you have two, get rid of it to save space!

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