Thursday, December 28, 2017

What to Organize Every Month: Free Printable Home Organization Calendar

Organizing tips and a free printable home organization calendar to keep your home organized all year long!



Organizing your home can be overwhelming. When the new year rolls around, I'm always inspired to declutter and organize all the things but then I'm just not sure where to start.

But this year I have a plan. Instead of trying to tackle everything at once, I've created a home organization calendar to spread out my organizing projects by month. And I have it here for you as a free printable so that you can get and stay organized too! Ready to start? Here's everything you need.

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What you should organize each month to get and STAY organized all year long! Home organizing tips and ideas plus a free printable organizing calendar and checklist. #organizing #organizingtips #organized #homeorganization

 Why You Need a Home Organization Calendar

Making a plan to get organized is just as important as tackling each individual organizing project. Without it, you can feel overwhelmed and quit before you even start. Or, you'll simply move things from one room to another without ever actually accomplishing your goals. 

By breaking your organizing projects into categories and assigning yourself dates to tackle them, you'll feel more in control and able to finish what you've started. And by doing this monthly rather than weekly, you'll give yourself plenty of time to work through the list.


Need a quick start to declutter before you organize? Check out my 75 things you can throw away today!

What to Organize Every Month

You can start this plan at any point throughout the year - just jump in and get organizing! Here's your project for each month, and a few tips to help you with each one.

January: Clothing & Shoes

Start the new year by organizing your clothes closets and dressers. Use my KonMari inspired checklist to declutter your clothes and help you decide what to keep and give away.

Tackle the kids' dressers and use these free printable labels to help keep things tidy. And make your school mornings easier with this genius DIY project.

And if you're storing clothes you'll need these tips and labels too!

February: Linen Closet

Organize your linens and towels this month. Get inspired with these genius linen closet organization ideas.

March: Kitchen & Pantry

This month head to the kitchen and organize your cabinets, pantry, refrigerator and freezer. Make a DIY plastic bag holder to tame your grocery bag clutter and get your recipes and meal plans organized with a printable recipe binder.

You can create a DIY snack station to help keep the kids' food organized and even encourage them to pack their own lunches with a free printable lunch packing checklist.

April: Garden & Outdoor

Celebrate the beginning of Spring by organizing your garden tools and outdoor items. Use this printable garden planner to start your planning and if you have pets, consider installing a dog proof garden fence before you plant.

May: Bathrooms

Get your bathroom counters and cabinets organized this month. Toss out anything that's old or expired and refresh your linens and towels (use this bathroom cleaning checklist to help you along). 

Organize the kids' bathroom with these tips and printables, then keep your bathroom clean and organized with these tips.

June: Summer Essentials

This is the month to organize all your summer gear: pool bags, beach gear, and accessories for the backyard. 

July: Living & Family Room

Declutter and organize your living spaces this month. Declutter old books, magazines, or electronics that are in disrepair or are no longer used. Clear off surfaces and get piles under control with new storage baskets or furniture (find my favorites here).

August: Entryway/Mudroom

Start thinking about back to school by organizing your entryway or mudroom. Get all the tips and inspiration you need here.

September: School Supplies & Paper

When the kids go back to school the paper mountain begins. Get ahead of the game by organizing school and art supplies and creating a family command center with a DIY wall organizer for papers. 

You can even create an awesome command center just for your kids - see ours here

October: Toys & Playroom

October is the perfect time to organize your kids' toys and play areas before the holiday rush. See how we do a Christmas toy purge here, and get my best tips for toy storage and playroom organizing here.

November: Dining Room

Organize your dining area, linens, and dishes before Thanksgiving (and get more tips for getting your house organized for the holiday here).

December: Winter Gear

This is the time to get those coats, hats, mittens and boots organized. Clear out what doesn't fit anymore and be sure to donate them to those in need.

Get the Free Printable Home Organization Calendar


I've created a free printable calendar and planner to help you keep your monthly organizing projects on track all year long. This printable coordinates perfectly with my 2018 Planner to help you organize your mom life too!

There are two pages to this set: first is a 2018 at a glance calendar and a list of each month's organizing projects. This is perfect to put in your planner to keep tabs on which project you'll work on every month.

The second page gives you space to note your to-do list for each project and track your progress. This is the place to write down any notes or details for each organizing task.

Get the set for FREE by clicking on the button below.

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Be sure to check out my 5 things to do every day to keep your house clean and organized for a tidy house all year long!

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