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Check out the July Declutter Calendar to help you declutter your paper, home, and digital life this month!

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July Declutter Calendar
July Declutter Calendar

How to Use the Calendar:

Are you ready to declutter and get organized for the rest of the summer? I have designed my calendar to tackle your home, paperwork, and digital life for a fresh start to spring!

  • Day 1: 1st of the month reset and prepare for the month!
  • Week 1: Paper– Declutter and organize your important I.D. paperwork.
  • Week 2: Home– Declutter different categories in your clothing.
  • Week 3: Digital– Declutter and organize your digital notifications.
  • Week 4: Categories spices, cords and cables, mugs, socks, and shoes
  • Week 5: Declutter an area, category, and digital category of your choice!

***Note*** I follow my Sunday planning routine each weekend to help organize and make the most of my time each week.

Here are a few reminders for the July Declutter Calendar

  • Remember, each daily task is designed to take just 15-20 minutes.
  • You can always do more if you like, but the goal is to keep it manageable.
  • Decluttering and organizing are personal journeys, so make it work for you.
  • I recommend reading my article, “Choose Your 15 Minutes a Day,” before you begin to create the right mindset.

1st of the month reset:

1st-Week Focus: Paperwork- Important ID

  • Day 2: Collect all of your Important ID paperwork together: birth certificates, military IDs, driver’s licenses, social security cards, and any other important forms of ID
  • Day 3: Make sure you have a digital and physical copy of all forms of identification saved in a secure digital cloud (Check out what I have to say about Keeper Password Management System!)
  • 4th of July!! Enjoy time with family and friends!
  • Day 5: Today, file these papers in your physical file system. If you want to organize your physical binder system (if that’s what you use), check out List & File’s military life binder inserts to keep you organized.
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  • Shred all unnecessary or outdated paperwork that includes essential information such as names, addresses, account numbers, etc.
  • Days 6 & 7: Enjoy the Weekend and Plan your upcoming week!

**Check out my article here to learn more about my 5-step paper process.

2nd-Week Focus: Clothing

Clothing can quickly become one of the largest categories in any home. To keep it manageable, it should be continuously decluttered and assessed. This week, try breaking clothing down into smaller categories and involve your family. Rather than attempting to tackle everyone’s clothing at once, start with something specific. For example, you could say, “Hey, why don’t we go through our t-shirts today and see what we can eliminate?” Breaking it down into smaller, focused tasks is key when dealing with a large category like clothing.

Decluttering Clothing:

  • Day 8: Start with the easy targets. If the items are irreparably stained, damaged, or have never been worn, go ahead and eliminate them from your wardrobe.
  • Day 9: Athletic/workout/athleisure clothes– I realize this category can be different for everyone, but take the time to look at your athletic wear or items you wear when working out/working outside, etc. If they have become incredibly stinky, ripped, or worn out, consider trashing or donating them.
  • Day 10: Formal Wear—I would include “Sunday dress” in this category, too, but honestly, I don’t have too many clothes in either of these categories. Take the time to go through and look at style, fit, and whether you will wear it again. Donation centers or women’s shelters appreciate these items.
  • Day 11: Casual Wear- Since clothes can vary, take the time today to go through your summer casual wear and see if there are some things that you can eliminate. If you would not reach for it and wear it right now, it may be time to donate.
  • Day 12: Accessories—belts, purses, sunglasses, jewelry, anything you would consider an accessory to an outfit. Take a quick glance and see if there is anything outdated, broken, or that you know you won’t wear again.
  • Day 13 & 14: Enjoy the Weekend and Plan your upcoming week!

3rd-Week Focus: Digital Notifications

This week, we will focus on all those little distractions, such as dings, buzzes, screen light-ups, and whatever else is pulling your attention.

  • Day 15: Take today to get a view of how many notifications you have. I’m including a few tutorials here so you can see how many notifications you receive and how to fix them:
  • Day 16: Email notifications- look to see if you can manage or mitigate email notifications or emails that you receive daily or even several times a day. Unsubscribe to ad emails or reminders that you don’t need.
  • Day 17: App notifications- Reference the articles above and turn off notifications for some of your most intrusive apps.
  • Day 18: Watch notifications- If you have a digital watch, make sure the notifications are also turned off and you are only getting notifications that help and not distract.
  • Day 19: Social Media Notifications- Go through your social media apps and see if there are certain notifications that you can turn off or change the settings.
  • Day 20 & 21: Enjoy the Weekend and Plan your upcoming week!

4th-week Focus: Categories

I love decluttering by categories!! Sometimes, tackling an entire space in my home can feel overwhelming, so breaking it down into smaller parts makes it seem much more doable. So here are a few categories for this last week of July that you can tackle in about 15 minutes!

  • Day 22: Spices- Go through and see if there are any you can combine or throw away if expired.
  • Day 23: Cords and Cables- See if there are any outdated cords or cables that you are no longer using.
  • Day 24: Mugs- Do a quick 15-minute purge of mugs or cups you are no longer using, broken, or duplicated.
  • Day 25: Socks- match the pairs and toss the rest!
  • Day 26: Shoes- With our clothing from earlier in the month, look for the easy targets and pair down on your shoe collection.
  • Day 27 & 28: Enjoy the Weekend and Plan your upcoming week!

5th Week: Declutter Areas of your choice!

Important Military Holidays in July:

  • July 4, 2024 – 4th of July!
  • June 25, 2024 – Hire a Veteran Day
  • July 28, 2024 – Buffalo Soldiers Day
  • July 29 , 2024- Army Chaplain Corps Anniversary

July Calendar with military holidays (Free!):

July Calendar with military holidays

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July Blank Calendar:

July Blank Calendar

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Happy Organizing, y’all!

4 Responses

  1. Your decluttering schedules are terrific! I especially like July’s Week 3 focus on digital notifications. I don’t know if this happens to you, but sometimes, those notification settings get changed when my iPhone updates. Things I had turned off, NOT to ding or flash, start doing it again. So, I have to go back into my settings to ‘quiet’ things down.

    Having fewer alerts helps me focus better. The dings and pop-ups are designed to get our attention, and they do that really well. However, it’s best to turn those off when you want to focus and not be distracted or interrupted.

  2. Great to have a target for each day. I have to admit that July is my favorite month of the year (I live in CT), so I’m probably not too productive on projects. I try to get out on the boat or on the beach as much as possible.

    Still… rain.

  3. I love how you’ve made the end of the month such a mix-and-match day of categories. Tackling just socks, just mugs, or just spices can make everything so much easier to approach.

    I thought I was doing well with notifications, but after my last OS update, things have gotten out of whack, so I’m going to take your advice and schedule that week for getting notifications back in range so that I only get the ones I most want and need!

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Jana Arevalo

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Hi! I’m Jana! I have been a military spouse for 18 years, and I am experienced when it comes to PCS moves, organizing new spaces, and creating more efficient systems for my family. I understand the feeling of anxiety and overwhelm that can come with clutter, and that’s why I love helping military spouses, busy moms and small business owners declutter and organize their homes, digital lives and paperwork!


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