If you know that you will not be using certain widgets, it is best to remove them from your site to avoid an excess of not-in-use widgets from the Layout's Widget Gallery.
To Delete a Widget
- Go to the Control Panel, click on Appearance and select Layout.
- Notice that the Widget Gallery contains widgets that have a small trash can icon next to them.
- Click the trash can icon to permanently delete the widget.Tip: the widget must be in the Widget Gallery (not on the page layout grid) in order to delete it.
- After deleting the widgets from the system, Save the layout.