Decluttering Calendar for Back-to-School

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It’s hard to believe that the first day of school is right around the corner, which means its the perfect time for this decluttering calendar. Remember when you were young and the three months of summer seemed to last for years? Now it seems like summer flies by in the blink of an eye. However it happened, it’s now time to get organized and ready for back-to-school. Using this free printable Back-to-School Calendar for Decluttering will help you march through all the organization tasks you need to get done to be prepared for the new school year. And it will only take you 10-30 minutes a day.

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I’ve always been a big believer in the old adage, “A stitch in time saves nine” and that certainly applies in preparing for the school year. Investing the time with this decluttering calendar now to get ready for school will save you much time and many headaches when the school year starts and every one is back to school.

Back-to-School Calendar for Decluttering

Why Declutter for Back-to-School Now (Not Later)

  • As busy as you are now, you’ll be even busier once school starts.
  • As much as your kids don’t want to help you declutter over summer break, they won’t want to and won’t have time once school starts.
  • Decluttering now will help you save money and time when you do your back-to-school shopping for clothes.
  • Decluttering now will help you save money with back-to-school supplies shopping.
  • Taking the time now to get organized and declutter your own items will help you stay organized once the craziness of school, sports and activities kick in.
  • Decluttering and getting organized now will make the transition back to school much smoother and less stressful for your children and for you.
  • Decluttering and organizing now gives you time to address any issues or deficiencies now rather than scrambling once school starts.
  • Decluttering and organizing now will help you start fresh and energized for the new school year.

Be sure to get your child an academic planner for the new school year. You can use my free 3-page Study Planner or one, like this academic planner from Erin Condren, that can be personalized makes it more likely that your child will use it. 

How to Print the Back-to-School Decluttering Scavenger Hunt

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How do I print the pdf file?

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31 Days of 
10-Minute Decluttering 
Declutter 31 spaces in your home in one month.
Pop over to the private Simple Organization Tips and Ideas Facebook group so that you can interact with me and other motivated participants and view the videos that go along with the challenge.
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I’m worried about wasting printer ink – what can I do?

Most printers offer you the option to print in greyscale which is in black and white.

You can also look for the option to print in draft or economy mode. This usually means that the sheet is printed out with less ink. It still looks great and is a good way to print in color but use less ink.

How can I use the printable (what restrictions are there on use)?

You can print these pdf files as many times as you’d like for your personal or classroom use. Please do not share the file with family, friends or coworkers. Please do share the link to this post so they can access their own copy of the printable. All printables are copyrighted.

You should also check the purging and decluttering tips I shared in my 10-Minute Purging Tips. Purging doesn’t have to be an all-day project. Focus on each area and use the tips I share in my 31 Days of 10-Minute Purging series to make it go quickly and efficiently.  

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Decluttering Calendar for Back-to-School Calendar Tips

  • Set aside 10-30 minutes each day to tackle the day’s decluttering task on the free printable decluttering calendar.
  • You may find it easier to group three or four day’s tasks together for one child on one day and do the same for each of your other children on sequential days.
  • As you work through the clothing and school supplies decluttering tasks, write a shopping list of items that you need to look for before school starts.
  • If your state has a back-to-school tax-free shopping day, check that date and make sure you work through the first couple of weeks of tasks before the date. Create your shopping list and you’ll be organized and ready to save money when you go shopping.
  • Some tasks will take longer than others. You can use the extra time on the days with quicker tasks to revisit or complete the longer tasks.
  • Once you complete your decluttering tasks, be sure to check these Simple Back-to-School Ideas for organizing and preparing for school. 

If you commit to spending 10-30 minutes each day and use this free printable Back-to-School Calendar for Decluttering, you’ll be prepared for a successful and low-stress school year. And doesn’t that sound great?

Pin now so that you can easily find this decluttering calendar whenever you need it. And check out my ebook, A Year of Decluttering Motivation that has 12 months of decluttering calendars to keep you motivated and decluttering throughout the year.

Simple Back-to-School Ideas

For more back-to-school ideas, printables and recipes check out the table below. You can scroll though the table and look for ideas or search for specific ideas with the magnifying glass in the upper right-hand corner (on desktop). Click on the topic and then click through the specific article.

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  1. Out here in CT, it feels like we just got out of school! It is smart to start planning, and I love the decluttering chart! I never used the words “back to school” around my kids, though, until we were about a week away. Summer is always too short for me!

  2. I like that it’s spread out over a month and that each task won’t take very long every day. I also like your tip about remembering to keep track of what you need to purchase for next school year. This morning we just started going through our school supplies to see what we have left and calculating how much of each item we used, so we know what to buy for the upcoming school year.

  3. Just what I need. I don’t have a student at home any longer, but I certainly could stand to declutter!

  4. My boyfriend is moving in with me, so we are trying to figure out how to merge two households into one – so this is perfect for me! I can also use it to purge and declutter for back-to-school. Thanks for the great ideas and motivation!

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