Our home can sure get messy fast, can’t it? Do you ever look around your chaotic-looking space and anxiously wonder “how can I declutter my house quickly?” Here’s the answer! Use this Declutter Your Home Checklist to get your house organized fast.
Maybe it’s the aftermath of a hectic season. Or just an everyday, compounding issue. Either way, this printable checklist will really streamline the decluttering process.
It will take you through every area of your home, and break down the best things to get rid of in each room of your house.
If you want to know how to get rid of clutter fast, this decluttering checklist is perfect for you!
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Decluttering Your Home Checklist:
How to Declutter Your Kitchen Quickly:
Since everyone wants more space to streamline dinnertime, here are the best things to declutter from your kitchen.
- Storage containers
- Extra cups and mugs
- Plastic water bottles
- Dishes & bowls
- Cutlery – plastic/mismatched
- Paper products
- Junk drawer
- Pots & pans
- Baking supplies
- Kitchen utensils
- Cutting boards
- Casserole dishes
- Small appliances
- Oven mitts & hot pads
- Cleaning supplies
- Dish towels
- Loose recipes
21 Things to Declutter in the Basement, Utility Room, & Garage:
Your basement and garage can quickly turn into a catch-all for things you don’t want to deal with. Here are some common cluttering culprits to sort through.
- Nails, screws, bolts, etc.
- Light bulbs
- Extension cords & power strips
- Shipping boxes
- Holiday decorations
- Pest & weed control supplies
- Gardening supplies
- Measuring tape
- Laundry supplies
- Matches & lighters
- Yard toys & bikes
- Hoses & sprinklers
- Exercise equipment
- Sports equipment
- Remnants of past hobbies
23 Things to Declutter from the Bathroom:
If it’s been a hot minute since you sorted through your bathroom cupboards, here are some ideas for organizing that small space.
- Expired prescriptions & medications
- Expired vitamins & supplements
- Makeup brushes
- Nail polish & files
- Hair products
- Hair ties & bobby pins
- Travel-size products
- Hair appliances
- Towels & washcloths
- Lotion & sunscreen
- Skin care products
- First aid products
- Feminine products
- Makeup & travel bags
- Brushes & combs
- Cleaning supplies
- Razors & razor blades
- Toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, & mouthwash
- Bath toys
- Air fresheners
13 Things to Declutter from Your Bedroom and Closet:
Use this bedroom declutter checklist to organize your messy room and closet.
- Accessories (scarves, belts, hats)
- Purses & bags
- Knick knacks
- Kids’ & baby clothes and supplies
Wondering what to keep and what to toss when it comes to paper clutter? Many of these items you can get rid of without a second thought.
Helpful paper organization resources:
Tax records should be kept for 3 years. Your monthly bank statements don’t need to be kept for more than 1 year (though you should be able to access them online anytime). Paycheck stubs should be kept for 1 year as well.
It’s really up to you how long you feel comfortable keeping your important documents. But for proper paper clutter management, be sure to keep them filed away neatly so you know where to find them in a pinch.
25 Types of Paper Clutter to Get Rid Of:
- Newspapers & sales ads
- Magazines & catalogs
- Instructional manuals
- Used checkbooks
- Wrapping paper, gift bags, & tissue paper
- Greeting cards
- Phone books
- Notebooks, journals, & planners
- Filing cabinet
- Scrapbooking supplies
- Loose photographs
- Business cards
- Kids’ schoolwork
- Tax paperwork
- Medical records
- Bank statements
- Maps & travel brochures
- Insurance paperwork
- Takeout menus
30 Miscellaneous Things to Declutter at Home:
Here are some things you probably have lying around your house that you might not even realize are making your home look cluttered.
- Office supplies
- Pens, pencils, crayons, & markers
- Musical instruments
- Rewards cards
- Spare change
- Small appliances (shredders, label makers, space heaters, cd players)
- Shipping & mailing supplies
- Video games
- Video game consoles
- Board games & puzzles
- Chargers & cords
- Old cell phones & phone accessories
- Craft supplies
- Sewing supplies
- Knick knacks
- Remote controls
- Eyeglasses & sunglasses
- Pet supplies
- Coat closet
- Car & trunk
- Linens (blankets & pillows)
- Shopping bags
- Reference books (ie. dictionaries)
I really hope this list of things to declutter and the free printable decluttering checklist will help you organize your house quickly.
Even if you just picked one task per day, you’d have your entire house decluttered in just a few months.
If you were highly motivated, you could even do it in 30 days or less! Armed with this printable pdf Declutter Your Home Checklist, you’ll know exactly what to do!
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P.S. If you haven’t done it already, be sure to download your Declutter Your Home Checklist below!