It’s time to start focusing on summer plans. If you haven’t already signed up your children for summer camp, now is the time while you may still have options. Have you decided on your final destination for your summer vacation? Have you planned your vacation days off from work? How can we stay organized in the next few months with all these events in the midst?
- Use your calendar – I just finalized my summer trips and have them blocked out in my calendar. I now know when I am going to be gone and more importantly, when I am able to tackle any projects. I have identified a few priority tasks that I want to accomplish this summer and only chosen 2 out of my list. I don’t want to overwhelm myself and make summer a miserable time. I still have the list of tasks I want to accomplish but am not putting a ton of pressure on myself to tackle them all.
- Launching pad – We all know summer adds another level of given clutter. We have the additional outdoor items that creep into our entry areas. The sunglasses, sunscreen, towels, sporting items, and other items that your family only does in the summer. Now is the time to establish either bins or hooks or bags that can hold such items to ensure that they are off the floor and an ugly mess.
- Enlist others – Hopefully your summer schedule isn’t as hectic as other times during the year. Try to include others in the decluttering process. Make it part of the night time routine to restore order to the rooms that were used during the day. It is a great life lesson to teach to everyone so that the clutter doesn’t get so out of hand that it is such a chore to restore it back in order. Bonus; it everyone does it now, it will make the rest of the year oh so much organized and less for YOU to have to do!
How do you stay organized in the summer months?