150+ Things To Throw Away Today (To Clear Your Mind And Soul)

Tidy home, tidy mind.  Clean house, clean head. You have probably heard variations of these sayings before.

But you may have never fully realized what decluttering the house can really do for your mind.

Throwing away old things is a powerful way to give your mind clarity, focus, peace and balance.

Add subheading (10)Without even noticing it we surround ourselves with unnecessary, energy-draining clutter. Clutter which creates a negative environment and affects our mood in a bad way.

So here is a pretty long list of things you should get rid of. You will probably be surprised how many useless things you are holding on to.

Of course, cleaning stuff out can be a hard task, especially if you haven’t done it for a while.

And you may not be able to throw out all of these things at the same time. So maybe instead of setting aside a huge chunk of time to do this, make this into a little challenge for yourself.

Dispose of one of these things every day.

One Thing To Throw Away – Every Single Day.

(Download our printable check-list to help you get rid of items you don’t need).

And one more thing – by throwing out I also mean selling, donating, giving away and recycling. The goal here is to get rid of these things any way you can.

Your Bathroom:

1. Old towels

2. Old toiletries

3. Old makeup

4. Expired or sample-sized toiletries

5. Dried-up nail polish

6. Worn-out bath mats

7. Old toothbrushes

8. Old air freshener

9. Bags left from toilet paper of cotton pads

10. Empty the bathroom bin

 

Your Living Room:Add subheading (10)

11. Dried flowers

12 .Magazines

13. Newspapers

14. Games that are missing pieces

15. Letters

16. CDs

17. DVDs

18. Empty pens

19. Toys your pets don’t play with

20. Toys your kids don’t play with

21. Expired medication

22. Outdated electronics

23. Furniture manuals

24. Boxes

25. Unused vases

26. Broken Christmas decorations

27. Old unused batteries

28. Old drink coasters

29. Unused tea light candles

30. Take out menus you never look at

 

Your Bedroom And Wardrobe: 

31. Worn-out sheets and bedding

32. Old pillows

33. Socks with holes

34. Stockings with runs

35. That one glove left from a pair of gloves

36. Old t-shirts

37. Shoes that don’t fit or that you don’t wear

38. Freebie or promotional t-shirts you never wear

39. Those Scarves you never wear

40. That dress you bought but know it was a mistake and you’ll never wear it again

41. Clothing you’ve outgrown

42. In fact, anything you haven’t worn for the last 18 months.

43. And, obviously, clothes that don’t fit

44. Old, broken or unused hangers

45. Extra buttons

46. Stained or damaged clothing you can’t clean or repair

47. Consider getting rid of the old prom dresses as well (unless in has some real sentimental value)

48. Old underwear or swimwear that’s losing its stretch

49. Purses you never use

50. Extra shoe laces

 

Your Kitchen:

51. Cooking utensils you have two of

52. Expired sauces

53. Cremes you’ve kept in the fridge for years

54 .Empty bottles

55. 2-year old groceries in your fridge

56. Snacks your pets don’t eat

57. Extra and unused coffee mugs

58. Empty or near-empty bottles of cleaning products

59. Random containers and jars

60. Old spices

61. Matches you never use (Maybe save a few in case of a power outage)

62. Expired food

63. Old shopping bags

64. Magnets that you don’t actually collect

65. Old calendars

66. Recipe books you don’t ever use

67. Old party supplies

68. Unused plastic containers – especially those without a lid

69. Take out chopsticks – Buy a reusable pair if you use them a lot

70. Phone books

71. Dull or duplicate pocket knives

72. Paper plates – Use them up!

73. Fancy serving bowls you haven’t used in the last year

74. Catalogs

75. Instruction manuals – Most are online now

76. Kitchen knives no one uses

77. Old vitamins

78. Plants – Yes, plants that don’t brighten your spirits.  Buy ones that do!

79. Place mats, napkins, table cloths that never get displayed

80. And any old, unused, and rotting food – make sure to go through every cupboard.

 

Your Personal Items: 

81. The other side of a pair of lost earrings

82. Broken hair elastics

83. Other hair accessories you don’t use

84. In fact dedicate a bowl to all the little knickknacks you DO want to keep and throw out the rest

85. Gifts you don’t like

86. Rusty jewellery (or jewellery you don’t like anymore)

87. Or broken jewellery – like necklaces and bracelets with broken clasps

88. Old wallets that you don’t use

89. Pictures of ex-partners you want to move on from

90. Old prescription glasses

91. Old sunglasses

92. Old children’s artwork

93. Posters you’ll never display again

94. Touristy knick knacks

95. Broken or old iPhone cases

96. Computer cords, firewire cord, etc. that you don’t use

97. Old cell phones

98. Cell phone accessories you don’t use anymore

99. Unused perfumes and cologne

100. Some memorabilia. Designate a small shoe box for it, throw away anything that can’t fit into the box.

 

Check Your Pockets: 

101. Receipts you don’t need

102. Old tickets you don’t need

103. Old napkins and tissues

104. Leftover change

105. Bobby pins

106. Old fortune cookie fortunes

107.  Lanyards, name tags etc. from previous conferences/meetings

108. Leaflets you took by mistake and other promotional swag

109. Push pins  just waiting for unsuspecting fingers

110. Hard candy (or chewing gum) that you’re not sure where it came from or how long it’s been there

 

Your Desk Drawer: 

111. Cards people have given you with no sentimental value

112. Scraps of wrapping paper

113. Extra photos you don’t need

114. Old print-outs

115. Expired vouchers

116. Coupons you will never use

117. Markers without lids and lids without markers

118. Old paperwork

119. Save-the-dates

120. Old invitations

121. Old bank statements

122. Old folders

123. Old travel brochures

124. Old notepads

125. Business cards that you don’t need

126. Old school books you’ll never use again

127. Old crayons or art supplies

128. Cards or gifts from exes

129. Unused stationery

130. Loyalty cards you never use

131. Excess decks of cards

132. Papers you have backed up on the computer

133. Old planners

134. Used ink cartridges – Recycle them for a little money back

135. Books you’ve already read and don’t want to display

136. Used and ripped envelopes

137. Wrinkled ribbon and bows for gift wrap

138. Old manuals to electronics

139. Paychecks older than 2 years

140. Gift cards – Go and enjoy them!

141. Old day planners

142. Old post-it notes

143. Wraps from chocolate bars (yes, this too, happens)

144. Organizers you bought to get organized that didn’t work

145. Old phone covers, styluses, screen protectors, etc.

146. Samples of any kind – Use, donate, or trash.

147. Multiple pair of scissors

148. Extra buttons (If you don’t sew, toss them all)

149. Pens and pencils – Keep your favorites and let go of the rest

150. Old bills (Switch to online banking)

 

Your Computer:

151. Duplicate photos

152. Delete email subscriptions from sites

153. Delete emails you don’t need

154. Move everything into folders

155. Delete old documents you don’t need

156. Delete unwanted music from your iTunes

157. Delete movies that you won’t watch again

158. Empty the spam folder