Should it stay or should it go?

A decluttering checklist

Posted on Aug 13 2022 in Features
Woman organizing closet


  • Things that bring you joy and comfort
  • Things that are essential to you living your best life
  • Things that add to your overall well-being
  • Family heirlooms
  • Physical photos
  • Anything difficult to replace
  • Essential documents
  • Personal keepsakes
  • Handwritten notes of significance


  • Old cords
  • Old calendars or planners
  • Old takeout menus
  • Glasses with an outdated prescription
  • Last year’s sunscreen
  • Old receipts
  • Board games you don’t play
  • Unmatched socks
  • Excess hair ties
  • Old condiment packets
  • Dull knives
  • Old workout gear
  • Dated reference books
  • Old medication (dispose through community drug take back programs)
  • Craft supplies you’ll never use
  • Expired spices
  • Old, worn towels (donate to an animal shelter)
  • Worn sheets
  • Old plastic bags (recycle at the grocery store)
  • Excess reusable totes
  • Clear florist vases
  • Wire hangers
  • Excess coffee mugs