15 Household Items You Probably Need to Declutter

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Although the stay-at-home orders have been lifted in many places, coronavirus is still spreading, and it is smart to stay home when you can. A lot of you probably work from home now and don’t have to make that long commute to the office. Use all of this extra time at home to get your home looking like those houses in magazines. You know, the ones that have just the right amount of knick-knacks and hardly any clutter anywhere. You have plenty of time to clean up those spaces you’ve been lamenting about for so long (and maybe some you haven’t even thought of). Here are 15 household items to declutter in your free time..

15. Your Bookshelf

Book Shelf

While you may have time now to read all those books that have been sitting on your bookshelf, it might be a smart idea to take a second look at it because you could think, “Hmm, I won’t ever read that!”. You can clean up those books that you are not reading anymore or just were never interested in to begin with. Then you can either donate or sell those unwanted books to a library or bookstore. 

You also may have knick-knacks on your bookshelf that have been there for who knows how long. You can get rid of these items and either replace them with something that is more “your style” or leave the area blank for a more modern and minimalistic look. You can also replace clutter with live plants or even more books!

14. Your Movie Shelf

Movie Shelf

In the same line as the bookshelf, your movie shelf is more than likely outdated. Because streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+, movie shelves have become a thing of the past. You can always keep your favorite titles, but I would recommend donating the ones you probably will never watch again. Getting together with friends and swapping movies is also an excellent way to get rid of movies you don’t want anymore.