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 Macaroni KID March 7, 2022

Life is so much easier when we are organized, but getting there can be hard with so. much. stuff! 

Get a jump on spring cleaning by clearing out some things you seriously don't need! 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 missing pieces
  • 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


  • Expired 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


  • Expired medicine
  • Old glasses
  • Rusted or tangled jewelry
  • Gloopy lotion
  • Makeup past its prime
  • Brushes that scratch
  • Hair products you no longer use
  • 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