Buying or selling a Boston Beacon Hill condo. Getting rid of random clutter in your Beacon Hill home can sometimes be the hardest task because we tend to get attached to “things.” I am very guilty of this myself. When was the last time you wore those glasses that have the wrong prescription?  How long will you keep hoping you fit into those jeans you have been hanging on to? It is time to clean out these unused items, throw them in the trash or donate them to a local thrift shop. When living in small spaces like a Beacon Hill condo or Midtown high rise condo we need to keep our “things” to a minimum. Here is a list of 50 items to toss out, recycle, or donate now.

50 tips to declutter a Beacon Hill condo

  1. Clothes that do not fit you.
  2. Clothes you have not worn in the past year.
  3. Scarves you do not wear.
  4. Glasses with the wrong prescription.
  5. Broken Glasses.
  6. All condiment packets (Mustard, Ketchup, Salt, Pepper, etc.).
  7. Broken pens or pens without ink.
  8. Old newspapers.
  9. Rubber bands.
  10. Plastic cutlery.
  11. Used red solo cups.
  12. Miss-matched socks.
  13. Last year’s sunblock.
  14. When was the last time you used that waffle iron?
  15. Miss-matched tupperware.
  16. Broken tupperware.
  17. Random electrical cords.
  18. Expired or plain old make up.
  19. Magazines over 2 months old.
  20. Old packs of gum.
  21. Old Candy.
  22. Uncomfortable shoes.
  23. Shoes that you haven’t worn in the last five years.
  24. Greeting cards with no sentimental value.
  25. Broken umbrellas.
  26. Expired coupons.
  27. Old mobile phones and electronics.
  28. Last year’s Calendar.
  29. Cardboard food boxes.
  30. Wire hangers.
  31. Old dish sponges.
  32. Kid’s clothing that is too small.
  33. Old spices.
  34. Unidentified frozen objects.
  35. Movies that you no longer love.
  36. Your mass collection of coffee mugs.
  37. Kitchen utensils you never use.
  38. Vases you never use.
  39. Unread books.
  40. Scan your receipts then toss them.
  41. The nearly empty ice cream container in your freezer.
  42. The ratty towel being used as a bath mat.
  43. The stockpile of grocery bags under your sink.
  44. Piles of old tickets, passes, concerts, etc.
  45. Old cookbooks you haven’t opened in two years.
  46. Hobby supplies for hobbies you have given up.
  47. Old textbooks.
  48. Expired medicines.
  49. Empty alcohol bottles.
  50. Instruction manuals for appliances you know how to use.

Author Profile

John Ford
John Ford

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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