Simplify your Summer
Summer is like a celebration after a long, cold winter. Make the most of summer by being prepared and organized for all the activities and events. Here are some tips to help you simplify and enjoy this season to the fullest.
Simplify Schedules. Keeping up with a hectic summer schedule, especially with kids around, can be a challenge. Get every activity and outing down on the calendar. Sharing digital calendars (and the notifications) with family members can help keep everyone in the know as to what’s going on and when. Read more tips for keeping up with a busy summer schedule.
Purge the garage. Just like your closet, the garage is seasonal. Get winter out and summer in. Gardening, car care, sports and toys are all things you want easily accessible throughout this season. Read more tips to organize your garage.
Gear up the car. Summer with kids home can create car chaos. Make a plan to give the car a good cleaning and then stock it with items you’ll need handy during the summer. Picnic blanket, collapsable chairs, beach/sports gear, sunscreen/bug spray. Throw in extra sweatshirts for chilly nights.
Streamline Mealtime. Summer is a good time to serve simpler meals. Plan 3 family meals per week with easy dishes to accomodate busy schedules. The key is in the planning and preparedness.
Live Simply. The less you have, the less you have to manage. Pare down and simplify to keep your summer as organized as possible—enjoy!