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top items to declutter in preparation for spring cleaning

Regardless if you’ve made it your mission to go a little more minimalist by decluttering, feel your home is becoming overcrowded, or want to prep for the upcoming Spring Cleaning season, here’s our roomy-by-room ultimate decluttering checklist you can use any time of the year or for virtually any occasion.

Fall and Winter Holiday Items

  • Wrapping paper and tissue paper
  • Ribbons and bows
  • Gift bags and boxes
  • Ornaments
  • Stockings and lingerie
  • String lights
  • Outdoor décor
  • Unwanted gifts
  • Candles
  • Holiday and greeting cards

Psst… See more Fall decluttering tips with our post on Helpful Tips, Tricks, and Checklists for Tackling Your Fall Decluttering next.

Clothing Items

  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Tops
  • Pants
  • Swimsuits
  • Hats
  • Shoes

Kitchen Items

  • Utensils
  • Cups and mugs
  • Cookware
  • Straws
  • Plastic cutlery
  • Pantry items
  • Serving ware
  • Unwanted cleaning products

Bathroom Items

  • Hair products
  • Body lotions
  • Shower items
  • Makeup
  • Dental products
  • Skincare
  • Hair tools and accessories
  • Grooming gear (i.e., razors, old brushes)
  • Perfume, cologne, and body mists

Entryway or Mudroom Items

  • Coats
  • Umbrellas
  • Shows
  • Snow gear
  • Sports items
  • Unprocessed mail
  • Scarves, gloves, and mittens
  • Old purses, backpacks, wallets
  • Unnecessary or old keys and keychains

Dining Room

  • Napkin rings
  • Cloth napkins
  • Placemats and runners
  • Décor items

Living Room

  • Knickknacks and décor pieces
  • Throw pillows and blankets
  • Unwanted candles or wax melts
  • Books, magazines, catalogs, and other paper clutter
  • Board games and card games
  • Unwanted DVDs, videogames, and gaming peripherals
  • Pet toys, bedding, blankets, crates, bowls


  • Bedsheets
  • Blankets
  • Throw blankets
  • Throw pillows
  • Bed pillows
  • Décor items and knickknacks
  • Body and skincare products
  • Paper products
  • Toys


  • Lint
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dryer sheets
  • Fabric softener
  • Scented beads
  • Dryer balls
  • Clothes pins
  • Laundry care products
  • Utility-type or storage goods (i.e., light bulbs, batteries)


  • Stationary
  • Old business cards
  • Physical software discs
  • Computer peripherals
  • Computer games
  • Pens, highlighters, markets, and pencils
  • Notepads, journals, and Post-It notes
  • Rubber bands, butterfly clips, and paperclips
  • Unwanted office equipment
  • Knickknacks and decorations
  • Processed or unwanted mail
  • Old, unnecessary bills and invoices



In this post, we provided room-by-room or specific event-related decluttering checklists that you can do to prepare for ahead of spring cleaning, during spring cleaning, as a holiday or fall tidy, or throughout the year.

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