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June Declutter Calendar: Let’s Declutter together!

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

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June Declutter Calendar

June Declutter Calendar

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How to Use the Calendar:

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

  • Week 1: 1st of the month reset and prepare for the month!
  • Week 2: Focus: Paper– Declutter and organize your LEGAL paperwork.
  • Week 3: Focus: Home– Declutter different categories in your LINEN CLOSET.
  • Week 4: Focus: Digital– Declutter and organize your NOTES app.
  • Week 5: Focus: CategoriesDeclutter reusable shopping bags, markers, candles, luggage, and t-shirts.

***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 June 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:

2nd-Week Focus: Paper- Legal files

  • Day 3: Gather together all of your “Legal” papers. These can include your military retirement paperwork (DD Form 93), Life Insurance Policies, Power of Attorney, Military Orders, Powers of Attorney, and Wills.
  • Day 4: Go through the pile and decide what you will keep, toss, and shred. At this time, you may discover that you need to obtain some of these essential documents. If this is the case, take the time to make appointments to get these done.
  • Day 5: Once you’ve decided which files are important, take the time today to make a digital copy by scanning them to your computer and backing them up to the cloud or hard drive. This ensures that you would have a backup if anything were to happen to the physical copies. Also, you can access these files remotely if you are working off a cloud system.
  • Day 6: Today, file these papers in your physical file system. If you are looking for a way to organize your physical binder system (if that’s what you use), make sure to check out List & File’s military life binder inserts to keep you organized. (I am an affiliate with List & File, and any purchases made through my link will result in a small commission! Thank you for supporting military spouse businesses!)
  • Day 7: Shred all unnecessary or outdated paperwork that includes important information such as names, addresses, account numbers, etc.
  • Days 8 & 9: 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: Home: Linen Closet

I must laugh (and maybe cry) at this week’s category. Every house has been different. I went from having linen closets for days to no (functional) ones. It’s now a running joke. Let’s see what this house will have. Thus, I’ve cut back on our linens because I never know if I will have a dedicated space. If this is also your situation, it’s OK! Each day’s categories are the same, even if you don’t have a single, dedicated space.

  • Day 10: This week is all about the linen closet! Start by clearing out the easy targets: trash, damaged, and unused items that you can identify quickly.
  • Day 11: Go through old blankets, pillows, and sheet sets. Are there ones that are stained? Are they missing pieces? If there are few that you can declutter, consider giving them to an animal shelter!
  • Day 12: Today’s is all about towels. Are there sets that you don’t use? Are there washcloths that really should be rags at this point? Are there old beach towels that may be better for dog bathing towels now? Take the time to review them, and only keep the ones you enjoy using.
  • Day 13: Curtains. Curtains are a sore subject for military spouses, aren’t they? You get to one house, purchase curtains, and then move, and NONE of them work. So today, without drama, look for curtains that are out of style or that you don’t want to re-use.
  • Day 14: Table linens. Declutter any stained or outdated/unused tablecloths, napkins, or table runners.
  • Day 15 & 16: Enjoy the Weekend and Plan your upcoming week!

3rd-Week Focus: Digital- Notes App

I LOVE my Notes app on my iPhone. I use it daily, and thus it gets a little, ahem, cluttered. So, this week, let’s focus on clearing that up!

  • Day 17: Declutter the digital space where you keep notes.
  • Day 18: Delete outdated or irrelevant notes
  • Day 19: Delete any screenshots or photos that you took as reminders.
  • Day 20: Start categorizing the notes that you don’t want to take in a system for easiest retrieval
  • Day 21: Check out how to use the Smart Folders in your notes app to keep everything searchable and easy to find.
  • Day 22 & 23: Enjoy the Weekend and Plan your upcoming week!

5th-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 June that you can tackle in about 15 minutes!

Important Military Holidays in May:

  • June is National PTSD Awareness Month
  • June 6, 2024 – D-Day Remembrance Day
  • June 14, 2024 – Army Birthday
  • June 14, 2024 – Flag Day
  • June 23, 2024 – Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday
  • June 27, 2024 – National PTSD Awareness Day

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Happy Organizing, y’all!

5 Responses

  1. Organizing essential documents is so important. Many people think they have them organized, and when an emergency comes, they realize they do not. It’s great that you included this in June when kids are ending their busy school year, and we have more time to work on those areas we have left dwindling during the school year. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I like challenges like these because they feel very approachable. Like, I could take a look at my candles or t-shirts without too much trouble. I’m definitely a “small bit every day” kind of person.

    I have to say, when it comes to table linens, I hardly use them anymore. Mostly at holidays. I never seem to throw a fancy dinner party.

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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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