Free Printable Decluttering Checklists By Season


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Whether you have too much stuff, or you’re tired of clutter making it hard to find what you need in your home, one thing is for sure: seasonal decluttering will save you time, space, and money.

For more decluttering resources, check out these printable clutter sorting signs as well as how to declutter your home from start to finish.

Printable Seasonal Decluttering Checklists

Seasonal decluttering—it’s not just a trend, it’s a lifestyle that adds simplicity, clarity, and a breath of fresh air in our homes.

What is seasonal decluttering?

It’s focusing on weeding through specific areas in your home each season so you don’t feel overwhelmed. This strategy avoids having clutter pile up, and helps you organize the items you need most during that time of year.

It also works WITH your schedule, not against. In other words, you won’t have to dig out all your Christmas ornaments to declutter them in July. That happens in December, which just makes sense.

But why is seasonal decluttering so important? Well, let’s just say it’s the secret ingredient to maintaining our sanity amidst the chaos of modern life. By regularly reassessing our belongings and letting go of what no longer serves us, we not only create physical space but also mental clarity.

And staying on top of clutter? That’s where the magic truly happens. Instead of letting things pile up, seasonal decluttering allows us to tackle the task in bite-sized chunks. It’s a proactive approach that prevents overwhelm and ensures that we’re always one step ahead of the clutter monster.

To make this process easy, and to make sure you hit all the major seasonal categories, we’ve created printable decluttering checklists that target categories for each season.

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Printable Decluttering Checklists for Every Season

Seasonal decluttering is a simple yet powerful practice that not only transforms our living spaces but adds to our quality of life. Here’s a preview of what you’ll find on each season’s printable decluttering checklist:

Summer Decluttering

In the summertime, it’s essential to streamline our spaces to embrace the airy, carefree vibe of the season. Start by decluttering your summer wardrobe—say goodbye to those outworn bathing suits, shorts, dresses and sandals that are taking up valuable closet real estate. In the kitchen, it’s time to assess your collection of gadgets—do you really need three different types of blenders, all those grill accessories, or that old juicer you haven’t used in years? Simplify by keeping only the essentials and donating or selling the rest.

Outdoors, focus on decluttering your gardening tools—discard any broken or rusted implements, and assess your collection of pots and planters. If you have excess outdoor furniture or decor that’s seen better days, consider letting go to create a more inviting space for outdoor relaxation.

By tackling these specific areas each summer, you’ll not only create a more organized home but also free up space for new experiences and memories.

summer bag by pool

Winter Decluttering

As winter settles in, it’s time bid farewell to the seasonal items that have served their purpose. Start by sorting through coats, scarves, and gloves—letting go of those worn-out favorites or the ones that no longer fit quite right.

Next, sift through your holiday decorations, gently packing away ornaments, lights, and wreaths, and bidding adieu to any that have seen one too many festive seasons. Don’t forget to give your cozy essentials a once-over—blankets, throws, and bedding—ensuring that only the softest and most-loved items remain to keep you warm on chilly nights.

If you’re a winter sports enthusiast, now’s the time to assess your gear. Let go of any skis, sleds, snowboards, or ice skates that have seen better days. Lastly, declutter winter-specific tools like snow shovels and ice scrapers to streamline your space for a smoother transition into the new year.

Get holiday ready! Check out these 10 items to declutter before the holidays for a less stressful season.

winter wreath on a door

Fall Decluttering

As the leaves begin to change, it’s the perfect time to usher in the cozy comforts of autumn by decluttering our spaces. Pack away those sundresses, shorts, and tank tops, making room for the cozy sweaters and scarves that autumn promises– and letting go of any clothing that doesn’t make you look or feel your best.

Next, declutter your outdoor gear, assessing beach chairs, umbrellas, and picnic blankets that have seen one too many sunny afternoons. It’s time to tidy up and declutter old or broken gardening tools, preparing for the quieter months ahead.

Decor makes a big shift in autumn, too. Let go of anything that no longer matches your style and taste, and only add back items that you love.

fall living room

Spring Decluttering

Spring is the perfect time to shake off the remnants of winter and declutter our spaces for a fresh start. Begin by venturing into your closet, getting rid of or packing away the bulky winter coats and cozy sweaters that kept you warm during the colder months. Don’t forget your collection of winter accessories—those hats, gloves, and scarves that have served their purpose. Discard any worn-out or mismatched items, and donate the rest to make room for the sunnier days ahead.

Evaluate your cleaning supplies, ensuring they’re up to the task of refreshing your space. And don’t forget about the outdoor gear—those snow shovels and ice scrapers can be safely stored away as you make room for gardening tools and patio furniture. Lastly, take a moment to assess any lingering items that no longer serve a purpose in your home.

cleaning caddy with supplies

How to Use The Home Decluttering Checklists

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  1. Start by downloading and printing the checklist for the current season—whether it’s spring, summer, fall, or winter, click here to get them delivered right to your inbox.
  2. For added durability, consider laminating the checklist so it can withstand regular use.
  3. Next, break down the checklist into manageable tasks, tackling one section at a time to avoid feeling overwhelmed. Set aside dedicated time each week or month to work through the checklist, checking off items as you go.
  4. Use the checklist as a guide to declutter specific areas of your home, from closets and storage spaces to outdoor areas and seasonal decorations. As you complete each task, celebrate your progress and enjoy the sense of accomplishment that comes with a clutter-free space.

Rather declutter by category? Check out our ULTIMATE free printable checklist to declutter your entire home!

Tips for Maintaining a Clutter-Free Home

Maintaining a clutter-free home is all about consistency. Here are some practical tips to help you stay on track:

  • Declutter Regularly: Set aside time each season to declutter different areas of your home, focusing on one room or category at a time.
  • One In, One Out: Adopt a “one in, one out” policy for new items—whenever you bring something new into your home, make a habit of letting go of something else to avoid accumulation.
  • Designate Spaces: Assign specific places for items to avoid clutter from spreading. Use storage solutions like baskets, bins, and shelves to keep things organized.
  • Daily Maintenance: Spend a few minutes each day tidying up common areas and putting things back in their designated spots to prevent clutter from piling up.
  • Digital Declutter: Extend decluttering to your digital life by organizing files, deleting unused apps and emails, and unsubscribing from unnecessary subscriptions.
  • Mindful Purchases: Before making a purchase, ask yourself if it’s something you truly need and if it aligns with your values and priorities. Avoid impulse buying to prevent clutter from entering your home in the first place.
trash bag that says donate

By incorporating these practical tips into your daily routine, you’ll create a clutter-free home without adding extra work to your already busy schedule.

Looking for additional in-depth seasonal decluttering tips? Here you go!

So winter, spring, summer or fall… (James Taylor running through anyone else’s head right now?!) all you need to do is call. Er, I mean declutter.

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