If you’ve been dreaming of a clean an organized home, but the job seems like a nightmare, you can now rest easy. Of course an organizational overhaul is a lot to take on, but how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!

Take control of your decluttered destiny and tackle the trash room by room. Check out our list below of the the easiest items to send packing.


  • Old spices
    Most spices should be replaced after 12 months.
    Not sure if it’s past its prime? Take a whiff. If your oregano has lost its aroma, it’s lost its flavor as well.

  • Unidentified objects in the freezer and refrigerator

  • Expired condiments/packaged goods

  • Plastic take-out utensils and carryout menus

  • Mismatched plastic containers and lids


  • Worn, broken, or single shoes

  • Unused hangers

  • Clothing that has never been worn that you’ve owned for over a year

  • Children’s clothing that is too small


  • Expired makeup products
    Mascara should be replaced every three months. Foundation and concealer are good for about a year, while lipstick, eyeshadow, and blush should be replaced every two years.

  • Any item given as a “gift with purchase”

  • Expired medications

  • Toiletries you will never use


  • Last year’s greeting cards

  • Stacks of magazines and catalogs

  • Books you have never read

  • Pens that no longer write

  • Junk mail and old paperwork

Family Room

  • VHS tapes and unwanted DVDs

  • Half-finished craft projects or abandoned hobby materials

  • Games with missing pieces

  • Artwork that doesn’t make you happy

Source: HGTV.com, GoodHousekeeping.com

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