29 Things to Declutter That People Often Forget About

by Simplify

Mia Danielle is a minimalism expert who loves to teach others how to declutter and get rid of things in their homes once and for all. And while she often mentions the most important things to declutter when you first get started, today she’s focusing on the top things you forget to declutter over time—simply because people tend to skip over them.

Topping her list of things to declutter is anything you’re currently trying to sell. Mia says if you have items listed and don’t sell them within a certain timeframe, it’s best just to get rid of them now. Next up are medicines, seasonings and spices, and sunblock, which people tend to hold onto long after they’re expired.

On Mia’s list of forgotten things to throw away to declutter are worn-out or solo socks as well as pillowcases that don’t match your current bedding set. Plus, she says it’s easy to forget about cleaning supplies, cords, and cables because once they’re pushed to the back, they become out of sight and out of mind.

It's important to declutter your medicine cabinet

Other things to declutter around the house include assembly pieces and parts, prescription glasses and eyewear, cell phones, batteries, and remote controls. In many cases, these old items are no longer needed or don’t work anyway.

Plus, she says people seem to have difficulty letting go of old makeup, jewelry, sunblock, pet supplies, and sunglasses they no longer use or want.

Mia also says that random items like paint cans, manuals, coupons, receipts, and greeting cards are things to declutter now. And while you’re at it, declutter digital items like pictures, documents, and email folders you no longer need as well.

Things to declutter

There are still plenty of things to declutter around your house, according to Mia. You just have to look for them.

For more decluttering ideas, discover how to know when you have too much stuff and not enough space, or how to declutter your kitchen in 15 minutes.

To see more videos, check out the Mia Danielle YouTube channel.

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  • BonDiva BonDiva on Sep 07, 2023

    Hi Everyone! I use pill bottles for rolls of quarters for the laundry machines, ( other small change as well.) You can slip the bottle into your pocket or in a basket and it stays safe. I hide them in my apartment so they cannot be found, ( even for me sometimes. lol )

    Tiny first aid kits can be inside of pill bottle Dear Jessica 2.docx s. You can make a tiny sewing kit by , cover the bottle and the top with a scrap of qulited fabrics, and slip everything inside.

  • Robin Robin on Dec 03, 2023

    I found a church that removes labels from pill bottles and sends them out to be used by missionaries in Mexico to dispense medicine. I collect from several friends and turn them all in at the same time.

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    • CandaceK CandaceK on Jun 23, 2024

      How can I get an address for this organization?