50 THINGS TO GET RID OF TODAY

When I became interested in a minimalist lifestyle, decluttering physical things was the first step I did to get to know what I need and don’t. Today I’m sharing 50 Things To Get Rid of, that might jump-start your spirit if by any chance you want to declutter. 

  1. Borrowed items
  2. Flyers and business cards (store them digitally)
  3. Knick-knacks (mine’s a bottle opener I bought in Malaysia that I NEVER USE, among other things) 
  4. Receipts (again digitized them)
  5. Paper bags and plastic bags
  6. Pens that aren’t working 
  7. Expired certificates (everything is digital, don’t print and save the planet)
  8. Plane tickets (I mean who else is printing plane tickets? Well, I used to and glued them in my memory book. But now I have my memories in photos)
  9. Shoe boxes or any boxes with the thing that it comes with (you will not need those boxes in the future if you don’t have so much stuff)
  10. Sentimental items (I mean surely you can treasure someone by their good heart rather than by a physical item)
  11. Things you keep holding on from your ex-friend/boyfriend/girlfriend/wife/husband (unless you’re using them and they’re serving an actual purpose)
  12. Chargers or wires of old gadgets
  13. Alarm clocks (use your phone as your alarm)
  14. Not working hot tools 
  15. Extra hair brushes/hair ties/hairpins 
  16. Expired hair products 
  17. Expired makeup products 
  18. Broken or wacked makeup products 
  19. Empty bottles of lotion
  20. Free samples 
  21. Empty perfume bottles 
  22. Perfumes that you don’t like
  23. Dirty and unused makeup brushes 
  24. Empty lipsticks 
  25. Skincare products that you are allergic to
  26. Skincare products that break you out 
  27. Skincare products that never used 
  28. Dressers and vanities (keep and fit everything in one closet)
  29. Extra garbage bins (you consume less, you produce waste less, you will not need tons of bins)
  30. Decorative rags 
  31. Mismatched pillowcases
  32. Uncomfortable pillows
  33. Extra blankets/sheets 
  34. Mismatched socks 
  35. Old and loose underwears 
  36. Ill-fitting clothes 
  37. Never worn clothes
  38. Free and promotional t-shirts/hats you will never wear 
  39. Bags you have never used for a year
  40. Coloured belts
  41. Extra sunglasses 
  42. Broken hangers
  43. Uncomfortable shoes
  44. Extra mugs
  45. Extra plates
  46. Kitchen gadgets 
  47. Duplicate tools
  48. Expired goods
  49. Foods with mould in the fridge 
  50. Empty bottles of shampoo, conditioner and whatnot 

Here are some ideas you can do with your decluttered stuff:

  • sell them 
  • donate 
  • re-purpose
  • give to your friends and families
  • simply throw them away and don’t repurchase 

I hope you enjoyed reading this list, found it inspirational and gave you some ideas of the things you can declutter. Whatever isn’t serving a purpose in my life might be serving a purpose in yours. 

Thank you for reading and please don’t keep more than you need!

Love,

Jinky xx

 

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