The Ultimate Decluttering Guide: 130 Things to Get Rid of in the New Year

updated Jul 16, 2020
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If the prospect of a shiny new year has you wanting to jump back onboard the KonMari-method decluttering train (à la Emily Gilmore in the Netflix “Gilmore Girls” revival), you’re in good company. The start of 2017 has us reimagining our homes as minimalist sanctuaries, filled only with joy-sparking essentials. To help us tackle the seemingly endless chore of paring down, we’ve compiled the ultimate list of 130 things to get rid of right now to feel happier at home all year long.

If you want to declutter your home immediately:

If your home needs a post-holiday detox:

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If you want to excel at adulting:

  • 5 Things to Get Rid of In Your First Grown-Up Apartment
  • 8 Things You Should Never Have In Your Apartment After College
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If you want to de-stress your bedroom:

If you want to unlock your home’s potential:

  • Get Rid of These 5 Things That are Keeping Your Home from Looking Its Best
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If you need more space…ASAP:

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If your closet needs a refresh:

If you live in a dorm room:

  • 6 Things You Really Don’t Need for Your Dorm Room

If you want to make your home safer:

  • Make Your Home Safer (and Healthier) By Throwing Out These Things
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And in case you need a little more motivation:

  • Why Does Getting Rid of Stuff Feel So Good?
  • The Reasons Why Getting Rid of Stuff Actually Saves You Money
  • Keep or Toss: Questions and Tips to Help You Declutter
  • Let It Go: How to Finally Let Yourself Get Rid of Things
  • Breaking Up with Your Belongings: Decluttering Tips for the Sentimentalist