Here's a list of things you can get rid of NOW.  Take a look then get going around the house with a trash bag in one hand and a donation bag in the other!

  1. The other side of a pair of lost earrings
  2. Scraps of wrapping paper
  3. Cards people have given you with no sentimental value
  4. Receipts you don't need
  5. Ticket stubs
  6. Socks with holes
  7. Old t-shirts
  8. Dried flowers
  9. Magazines  (I bring these to Doctors offices and leave them)
  10. CDs
  11. Hair elastics that have lost stretchiness
  12. Hair accessories you don't use
  13. Shoes that don't fit or that you don't wear
  14. Extra photo prints
  15. Little knick-knacks you really don't like or are just taking up space
  16. Kitchen things you don't use
  17. Cooking utensils you have two of
  18. Tired bras
  19. Scarves you never wear
  20. Clothes that don't fit
  21. Gifts you don't like
  22. Old towels
  23. Old makeup
  24. Old toiletries
  25. Surplus unused hangers
  26. Expired or sample-sized toiletries
  27. Extra buttons for which you no longer have the garmet
  28. Expired sauces
  29. Toys your pets don't play with
  30. Expired medication
  31. Dried-up nail polish
  32. Bills you don't need to keep
  33. Expired coupons
  34. Old paperwork
  35. DVDs you don't watch (nursing homes may use these for their residents)
  36. Snacks your pets don't eat
  37. Damaged clothing you can't mend
  38. Stained clothing you can't clean
  39. Old school formal dresses
  40. Scratched non-stick cookware
  41. Old underwear or swimwear that's losing its stretch
  42. Outdated electronics
  43. Rusty jewelry
  44. Stockings with runs
  45. Pens that don't work
  46. Clothing you've outgrown
  47. Necklaces and bracelets with broken clasps
  48. Cables and wires you don't use
  49. Worn-out sheets and bedding
  50. Empty or near-empty bottles of cleaning products.  When one is super low,  I just open the new bottle and pour it in!
  51. Worn-out bath mats
  52. Broken electronics
  53. Purses you never use
  54. Flatware, plates, and glasses that don't match the rest of your collection, plus dingy children's plates you no longer use
  55. Old pillows
  56. Worn-out shoes
  57. Wedding invites
  58. Save-the-dates
  59. Wedding favours you don't use
  60. Old wallets that you don't use
  61. Broken kitchen equipment
  62. Spare furniture parts you don't need
  63. Furniture manuals
  64. All those excess boxes
  65. Unused vases
  66. Extra tupperware you don't need or any that don't have tops
  67. Old mail
  68. Junk mail
  69. Travel brochures
  70. Bobby pins
  71. Old crayons or art supplies, plus markers that have run out of ink
  72. Random containers and jars
  73. Unused stationery, stickers, and sticky notes you would never use
  74. Ripped denim
  75. Old artwork or old children's artwork
  76. Used and ripped envelopes
  77. Broken or old iPhone cases
  78. Old unused batteries with no charge in them
  79. Extra and unused coffee mugs
  80. Old spices
  81. Address labels for your old house
  82. Wrinkled ribbon and bows for gift wrap
  83. Cards or gifts from your ex
  84. Frequent shopper cards you never use and those you have entered into your phone already
  85. Matchboxes
  86. Old extra shopping bags
  87. Old calendars
  88. Old folders
  89. Magnets
  90. Clothes that are outdated or from old jobs/ schools
  91. Broken Christmas decorations
  92. Christmas lights that don't work
  93. Frayed towels
  94. Expired food  (don't donate expired foods.  They will just ditch it, as food banks are required to check the dates)
  95. Computer cords, TV cords, etc. that you don't use
  96. Old and outdated software
  97. CDs for old computer programs
  98. Old cell phones--or go online to sell these or trade them in
  99. Hand-me-downs that you're guilt-tripped into keeping
  100. Freebie or promotional t-shirts you never wear
  101. Old fortune cookie fortunes
  102. Old bank statements
  103. Old planners
  104. Delete email subscriptions from sites
  105. Delete emails you don't need
  106. Delete unwanted music from your iTunes
  107. Delete unwanted apps from your mobile phone and tablets
  108. Games that are missing pieces
  109. Old schoolbooks you'll never use again
  110. Papers you have backed up on the computer
  111. Books you've already read and don't want to display
  112. Old manuals to electronics
  113. Mobile phone accessories you don't use anymore


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