This list of homemaking tasks to do in June will really help you to tackle (and stay on top of) everything to do with home life. You’ll find lots of inspiration and ideas to add to your planner this month, including a free printable checklist to keep you on track. This is the year to get really organised…
June is the time of year when…
We are in the midst of warmer days and lighter evenings. Summer is well and truly in the air, and the school summer holidays are only a few weeks away – What’s not to love about this month!
I don’t think there’s anything that compares to being woken up by the sunlight feeling refreshed. You’re energised enough to get loads done, you can explore more as well – and lastly you can sit outside at the end of the day enjoying the evening sun.
Things to do in June
Regular monthly tasks
There are some things that, as a homemaker, you need to do each and every month. Without them, you will start to fall behind pretty quickly.
I wrote a post about these 3 main tasks to do each month HERE if you want to read the full article, but the quick list is here: –
#1 – Check your diary
- Add in any special dates (there are some written further down this post if you need any help on the main dates to remember).
- Add in dates specific to your life (birthdays, events, appointments etc….).
- Get some dates in the diary for your social life – and book babysitters well in advance
- Have a general view of what’s coming up, so nothing is a surprise
#2 – Sort all cards and gifts
- Make sure all presents and cards for June are on track to get to the recipient at the right time (post or hand delivered)
- Check that you have got all the presents and cards ready for July
- Buy all presents and cards for August
#3 – Check your bank statement
- Are all outgoings correct?
- Are all incomings correct?
- Are you on track with your budget?
Homemaking tasks for June
#4 – Fathers day plans
There are lots of different ways to celebrate dads on Fathers day: –
- Your own dad
- Your Granddad
- Your hubby (don’t let the kids forget…!)
- A new Father (friend or family member)
- A father who has passed away…
Make plans to spend time with them, send them a card or a pressie, raise a glass to them, or remember them in some way.
#5 – Summer plans
Summer has really started now, so it’s time to check over those Summer plans.
Book any days out, socialising, BBQs, parties etc…. – and get them in the diary.
TIP – A handy hint is to check out some local hotel websites, they usually have local attractions on them and you’ll be surprised at how many you may not have been to as yet!
Also – if you work, now is the time to ensure that you have sorted your working days over the school holidays – have you arranged for childcare as yet?
#6 – Make time for you and your health
There are LOADS of ways to make the most of the longer days and lighter evenings, while also having fun and making time for yourself as well: –
- Take 10 minutes each morning to yourself outside – grab some Vitamin D from the sun and enjoy all the benefits (of course, be sensible – not too much!)
- Make the most of the warmer nights and days by trying some outdoor sports – tennis, bodyboarding, even just walking will all be fantastic at this time of year! It will also help you to stay in shape if you change your fitness routines at least every 6 weeks.
- Eat more salads and fruit – at this time of year it’s so much easier to eat healthier – so make the most of it!. A favourite with myself and my hubby is a salad with marinated meat – you can have such a variety that you could eat every evening meal like this. For example, what about Cajun Chicken with Green Salad, Minted Lamb Steaks with roasted veg, or Salmon with spinach salad – I can go on but it’s making me hungry just thinking about it!
#7 – Get outside and socialise
Why not get some friends or family over for a BBQ and make the most of the time of year…
Deep dive tasks for June
As with all housekeeping tasks there are some that are nicer to do than others. Some may prefer cleaning related and others the books – and it’s the latter people that will love this month as it’s all about getting money in order in the house.
Although it’s an inside job – dealing with finances, creating a budget etc… can seem a little easier when you can open the windows and let some fresh air in – and it usually helps the process go faster which is especially useful if you have a tendency to put things like this off.
So – why not use June to really get to grips with this area of home life, as you will feel so much better once it’s all done!
#8 – Create (or check) your budget
If you don’t have a budget for your home as yet, then it’s definitely worth creating one.
It doesn’t have to be fancy, just a simple spreadsheet showing what you have coming into your house and what you have going out each month.
This will highlight any areas you are needing to look at, and you can be much more pro-active as a result.
If you’re checking on your budget, then here are some ideas to look at: –
- Update any suppliers that you haven’t changed for a while – there are often great deals to be had that will save you money
- Check that all direct debits going out are actually things that should be taken – often we forget to cancel things…
- Are you spending too much in one area of your home life (food, entertaining, clothes etc…)? – you could start to cut down
Related: 80 Easy Ways to Save Money
#9 – Save what you can
Saving money for emergencies / Christmas / Holidays, or other larger purchases – can seem really hard, especially when money is tight each month.
What I would suggest is to save at least a small amount in each of these ‘pots’ each month, as the sooner you start, the sooner it will build up.
TIP – Why not have a separate bank account for all the different savings – so you can really see what’s what?
Another FANTASTIC – and easy – way to save money is to get money back on things you were going to buy anyway. It really is money for nothing. The way I have done this is via QUIDCO. This is an online site that you can sign up to for free, and it will pay you back a percentage of your spending online. Seriously!
Free printable for June
If you’d like all these TO DO’s in one easy to use checklist, then you’re in exactly the right place!
The gorgeous TO DO list has everything I’ve talked about in this post written down for you to print off and tick as you finish each task:
Want a copy?
Your very own copy of this gorgeous (and helpful!) printable is waiting for you in the Free Printables Library. To get FREE access to the entire library simply click the button below – hope you enjoy!
Important dates for June
- 21st June is the longest day. It evokes a real feel good factor that the sun is out for the longest time – it makes you feel that you have more time in the day to get things done – and then there’s still time to relax when its light!
- Fathers day is traditionally the 3rd Sunday of this month (UK)
Also – don’t forget to add your own important dates to your diary (including Birthdays, Events, Appointments etc….).
June Related facts
- JUNE BIRTHSTONE – Pearl
- JUNE FLOWER(S) – Rose
- JUNE ZODIAC SIGNS – GEMINI May 21st to June 20th, and CANCER June 21st to July 20th
Gift ideas for June birthdays
I LOVE buying gifts for people because it’s a chance to show them that you care for them and they are someone who means a lot to you.
There are lots of gift guides and gift giving inspiration for different people on the site already, so take a look HERE, but if you want something specific to the month then why not use the June Facts in the section above, and take inspiration from them?
I’ve put a couple of ideas below to get you started, and I really hope they inspire you:
#1 – GEMINI CANVAS BAG – Love this so much! – It isn’t obvious that it’s Gemini, but the owner would know it’s special!
#2 – GEMINI CONSTELLATION NECKLACE – This is gorgeous, and again not an obvious Gemini item – subtle and stunning.
There you have it – all the things to do in June so that you are more organised over the Summer months!
The main things really are to make time for you and your health now the weather is working WITH you, make plans for Fathers Day and the Summer (incl. some BBQs!), and last but definitely not least is to deep dive into your budget.
If you can think of other things to add, or you’d like to share how you get on this month, then I’d LOVE to hear from you.