11 Things You Forget to Declutter & What to Do About Them

by Simplify

Are you ready to start decluttering but do not know where to begin? Kallie Branciforte from But First, Coffee feels strongly about decluttering your home in small portions every single day as opposed to one huge decluttering spree.

Moreover, to help you in this process, she has created a list of 11 things you forget to declutter.

1. Socks

If a lonely sock has not found its pair after two laundry cycles, get rid of it.

2. The space above the fridge

Since you don’t always see the top of the fridge, you tend to forget the things you have put there.

3. Social media

Don’t feel obligated to keep following people whose presence in your feed makes you feel worse, not better.

4. Vitamins and medications

Medications do expire, and keeping those you do not use in your house is just not helpful.

5. Books

Books may be hard to part with, but most of them we will not come back to, so just give them a new home.

6. Cleaning supplies

Try not to buy single-use items, and take a look at the supplies you have accumulated once in a while.

7. Makeup and skincare products

“One in, one out” is a great rule for these products.

8. Jewelry

We might forget about jewelry because these pieces do not take up much room, but it is still worth going through them.

Decluttering a linen closet

9. Linen closet

No home needs 24 sheets or towels.

10. Food storage

If you cannot find the lid of your Tupperware, just throw it out.

11. Paper

For some reason, things feel more important once they are printed out. Still, no reason to keep all those papers.

Things you forget to declutter

Hopefully, now you feel more confident about how to declutter your home. If you want to share any other decluttering tips, feel free to leave a comment!

For more decluttering tips, discover this 5-minute clean-up strategy or this guide to reducing visual clutter.

To see more videos, check out the But First, Coffee YouTube channel.

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  • Chip Chip on Dec 21, 2023

    Floating socks...use them to dust or clean with before you toss them. I keep a bag, try to pair them up but when a job comes up I need to clean up after to socks doma quick job of it then toss. I've also but a damp mismatched pair on and mopped the floor. Once done just toss. Your feet can get spots easily, it's even exercise.

  • Ruth Lange Ruth Lange on Jan 22, 2024

    If you have a Tupperware bowl that you really want to keep but don't have the lid (or seal, as Tupperware calls them) you can go to eBay and there are lots for sale there and maybe find the seal you are needing. Just have the number from the bottom of the bowl/container so you buy the correct one!😀