Things to Declutter in June

Summertime is a great time of the year, and it brings with it lots of activities to be enjoyed. With so much going on, however, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the stuff that comes with summer fun! That’s why creating a June Clutter Checklist can help you stay organized and keep things tidy. Our list of Things to Declutter in June can help prepare your home for summer. From swimming items and camping gear to picnic baskets and BBQ grills, this list has got you covered.

I find it helpful to use a list for an easier way on how to declutter. And if you love lists too, you can grab your FREE June Decluttering List at the end of this article.

Things to Declutter in June

June means summer, and once the temperature warms up, we head outside, spending more time outdoors than indoors. And that usually means that our family brings the clutter from inside outdoors with them. This list will focus not only on the inside of your home but the outside too.

Things to Declutter in June

To help, this list is broken down by each area. Start at the top and work your way down, cleaning out as you go. If you are short on time, tackle one item each day, and by the end of the month, you should have a trunk full of stuff leaving your home!

Don’t forget to grab your FREE June Decluttering Checklist at the bottom of this article!

DM Pro Tip: As you are going down this list, add to your shopping list anything that needs to be replaced. Decluttering is more than donating stuff you no longer need; it’s updating what you are keeping. This list is a great way to ensure your June items are in great shape.

Group of happy children lying on green grass outdoors in spring park

June Clutter with the Family

School is out, so you probably have loads of papers from the year.

  • School papers – Go through papers for each child and select a few to keep as mementos. Use an accordion file organizer to keep papers from each year from your child’s entire career.
  • Sports – Gather all the supplies needed for one sport for your child. Donate what you know will not fit next year. This includes clothes, shoes, and equipment. Also, inspect your child’s bag and make a note if it will need to be replaced before next season.
  • Lunch boxes – If your child’s lunch box is in great shape, give it a good cleaning and pack it away for next year. If it needs to be replaced, make a note on your shopping list and toss the old box.

June Clutter in the Kitchen

When breaking things down for the month of June, things warm weather and picnics. Focus on those items so your kitchen is summer ready for company.

  • Potluck dishes and carafes – Inspect your supply and toss anything that is broken, chipped, cracked, or needs to be replaced.
  • Picnic items – Go through all of your supplies and pare down to a smaller selection.
  • Disposable cutlery and plates – Donate huge collections and keep what is realistic for your family’s size.
  • The kitchen table – With everyone home for the summer, be sure you have a cleaned-off spot for meals and snacks. This will keep food in the kitchen where it belongs.
  • Grill – Go through your grilling tools and only keep what you need and will use.
  • Coolers – Donate extra coolers and toss any that are torn or broken.
Happy family having picnic in the park on a sunny day

June Clutter in the Bedroom

Summer means swimming, and that is a great place to start in June.

  • Swimsuits – Try on each of your suits and get rid of any that are torn, stained, or stretched out. Do the same for the rest of your family.
  • Towels – Gather up all of your beach towels and keep the ones that are in good shape. Aim for one towel for each member of your family. Invest in a pool bag or tote to keep the towels inside. This will ensure you have towels for everyone when heading out for a summer swim.
  • Sandals and Crocks – Work on one person’s shoes at a time. Toss what is worn out, donate what no longer fits, and add to your list anything that needs to be replaced.
  • Sunglasses – Gather up all of your sunglasses being sure to look in any purses, totes, or your car. Toss any that are broken and invest in cases for the ones you are keeping. Put a pair in your car, one in your purse, and keep one in your entryway or mudroom.

June Clutter in the Bedroom

Bedrooms can quickly get messy, so I always like to have a few things listed here to help keep the space that is all your own neat and easy to keep that way.

  • Linens – Gather up your sheet sets and donate incomplete sets.
  • Bed pillows – Remove pillowcases and inspect your pillows. If they are stained or the stuffing is compromised, this might be a good time to invest in new ones.
  • Lotions – Check your hand and skin lotions. If the bottle is empty, toss it. If you are not a fan of it, replace it with one you like.

June Clutter in the Garage

Being outside means stuff from in your house is probably migrating outdoors. Let’s streamline a spot for toys to keep your garage neater.

  • Toys – If it’s broken, toss it and if it is no longer played with, donate it. Set up a shelf with totes to keep toys contained and up off the ground.
  • Pet gear – Go through all of your pet supplies and keep only what is being used.
  • Car care – Washing a car comes with loads of supplies. Work to keep what can fit into a bucket. This tip will keep your cleaning supplies to a more reasonable collection.

June Clutter in the Yard

Many times when we declutter, we look in our homes and not out.

  • Lawn decor – Too many decorations in a yard can give a cluttered appearance. Keep your favorites and donate the rest.
  • Weeds – Wait, weeds are clutter? Yes, they are! Make a goal to weed flower beds 10 minutes a day until you are caught up.
  • Clutter – If you have random items in your yard, this is a great time to tackle them. Find areas where you can store things you want to keep. A storage shed might be a good thing to invest in for yard tools.

Tackling clutter by the month is a great way to streamline your home without the overwhelm. Work on each area listed above and watch your home take shape both inside and out.

This list of things to declutter in June will help you get back on track and work on your goals once again.

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