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The summer season brings with it a lot of excitement and several activities. The kids are home, camping trips are in plenty, and it’s also an ideal time to take a vacation. You also want to spend quality time with your family outdoors.
With so many activities lined up for the season, it’s only fair to organize yourself beforehand. Here are some tips for the best summertime.
Declutter and Decompress Your Home
With the kids away from school, you’ll have a lot more work to do. Keeping your home organized may take a toll on you. Create a chart for what they need to do every day before going out to play.
It’s an excellent time to plan for some special tasks that you would normally not have the time for and that can include the whole family. For example, you can finally start on decluttering the attic. You can make it into an adventure for your kids, asking them to look for the hidden treasures such as old Halloween costumes, or old photo albums from your childhood or even your parents’ childhood. They will find it extremely fascinating to see the old sepia or black and white photos they normally don’t have the chance to see in their daily lives. The next step could be choosing your favorites and turning them into digital photos for the entire family to share online. You can learn about photo scanning and preservation of photos or relevant documents and keep your precious memories forever.
Establish a Drop Zone
During summer, you’ll be going out a lot more often. Your visits to the park and pools mean transporting items like sunscreen, beach towels, and coolers. You can reduce the trips these items make in and out of the house by creating a drop zone.
This is the area where you drop off and pick up your items outside the house to prevent cluttering. The closer the drop zone is to the entrance or exit, the better it is. The area can also serve as a launchpad for the next summer outing.
Make Time to Catch Some Breath
You can have so much planned for summer that you forget to catch your breath. Running from one activity to the other can take a toll on you. As you organize for summer, ensure you plan out some time slots towards the end of the season for relaxation.
Being too busy will show in overflowing laundry baskets, surface clutter, and lots of dirty dishes in the sink.
Explore Various Apps
If you plan to travel during the summer, there’s only so much you can do in your planning. Luckily you can make use of the myriad of travel apps. These will help you with those spur-of-the-moment details that can otherwise derail your plan.
Through the apps, you can find restaurants, hotels, and stores near the airport gate. You’ll compare the costs of transportation and translate pictures of text. I love planning and all the available planning apps make this a much simpler task!
Travel Towards the End of the Season
You might not want to wait until the end of summer to travel, but it might be the best bet. You might get a surprisingly cheap vacation offer. You may end up traveling to an unexpected destination where you’ll create beautiful memories.
An unexpected destination can be full of pleasant surprise for the whole family. So, check out those last-minute travel deals now – contact your travel agent for details!
Summertime is an exciting time for individuals and families alike. However, you may not get the most out of it if you don’t organize yourself beforehand. There are many activities you want to accomplish during this short time.
If you have kids, involve them in your planning. Let them attend special skills classes if any are available. If you plan to go on a vacation, use travel apps. Consider traveling towards the end of the season to make significant savings.
I’d love to hear YOUR summer organization tips! PLEASE SHARE!