100 Things to get rid of BEFORE the new year!

Grab a box (or 2) and a garbage bag; throw out what’s bad, donate everything that you can (ex: even those extra “old” towels can be used at an animal shelter)!!  



1. Expired food and condiments in the fridge
2. Frozen food so old you don’t even remember what it is
3. Expired spices
4. Leftover seasonal or themed party plates or napkins you’ll never use again
5. Plastic containers with missing lids
6. Chipped coffee cups
7. Duplicate utensils or tools
8. Rusted or broken tools or appliances
9. Cracked ice cube trays
10. Cookbooks you never open
11. Extra water bottles
12. Takeout chopsticks
13. Takeout condiment packets
14. Takeout menus
15. Old sponges
16. Ratty dish towels
17. Extra flower delivery vases


18. Expired makeup
19. Expired sunscreen
20. Stretched-out rubber bands
21. Old toothbrushes
22. Ratty washcloths
23. Extra towels (Two to three per person is enough)
24. Loofahs that have seen better days
25. Dried-up nail polish
26. Extra bath products
27. Extra cleaning supplies
28. Half-empty perfume samples
29. Extra travel-sized toiletries
30. Potpourri that’s lost its scent
31. Fancy bar soap you’ll never use
32. The disposable razors you purchased but realized you hated using
33. Extra promotional makeup bags
34. Expired medicine


35. Books you’ve already read (ALL ROOMS)
36. The stack of magazines you’ll never have time to read
37. Old pillows (They should be replaced every year.)
38. Excessive decorative throw pillows
39. The side chair you throw all your clothes on
40. Broken window blinds
41. Yellowed lampshades
42. Papers you don’t need anymore
43. Old cell phones or tablets
44. Costume jewelry you don’t ever wear
45. That cup/bowl/bucket of loose change (Cash it in!)
46. Candle stubs

Your Bedroom Closet

47. Clothes you don’t wear anymore
48. Clothes that don’t fit
49. Uncomfortable shoes
50. Old formal dresses you’ll never wear again
51. Wire hangers
52. Socks missing their match
53. Gloves missing their match
54. Ratty or stained scarves
55. Broken purses
56. Extra canvas bags (Have enough for groceries and get rid of the rest.)
57. Hats you never wear

Kid’s Room(s)

58. Dried-out markers and art supplies
59. Broken crayons
60. Broken toys
61. Clothes they’ve grown out of
62. Toys they don’t play with anymore
63. Furniture they’re too big for now
64. Extra artwork

Living room

65. Extra candles
66. The rug you keep tripping on
67. Magazines you’ve left out on the coffee table
68. Remotes that belong to old TVs
69. Dead plants
70. Knickknack decorations that don’t add anything
71. Broken, scratched or stained furniture

Home Office/Den

72. Old papers and bills you don’t need (scan & shred personal or financial)
73. Outdated or broken technology
74. USB cords to things you don’t use anymore
75. Excessive paper clips or rubber bands
76. Old DVDs or CDs you don’t play anymore

Hall Closet

77. Moth-ruined coats or scarves
78. Broken umbrellas
79. Almost-empty rolls of wrapping paper
80. Broken items
81. Extra blankets you never use
82. Just-in-case gifts you keep on hand but never use
83. That old vacuum, the one that doesn’t suck
84. Old holiday decorations you don’t use anymore
85. Plastic bins that just take up space
86. The air bed that sinks when anyone gets on it
87. The ratty old suitcases you never use anymore
88. Dusting cloths that have seen better days


89. Broken, rusted or duplicate tools
90. Sports equipment that no longer gets used
91. Deflated sports balls
92. That old refrigerator that doesn’t work anymore
93. Things you’re saving for a future garage sale that’s never going to happen
94. Old potting soil you no longer need
95. Extra paint for a color that’s no longer in your house
96. Unfinished DIY projects that will never get completed
97. Extra home improvement supplies that you’ll never need
98. The picnic basket you haven’t used in years
99. Boxes for appliances or gadgets you’re saving just in case
100. The folding card table that’s scratched or broken