Now that summer is finally in full swing and the kids are out of school, you’re probably looking for good ways to keep them busy and away from the tempting potential to sit around all day playing video games or getting into trouble. Get the whole family involved in some summer cleaning and updating in order to keep everyone busy, and spruce up your home in the mean time. These ideas from Closet and Storage Concepts of Las Vegas are a great place to start!
When the end of summer comes and it’s time for back-to-school shopping, you’ll want to have room for all of those new clothes that you’re going to have to buy with the kids growing like weeds. Use the lazy summer months to take an inventory and overhaul of your wardrobes and closets. Go through all your clothes and sort them into three piles: things to keep, things to store, and things to get rid of. Things to keep include the clothing that gets worn every day and is still in good condition and fits well. Things to store include items like winter clothes and parkas that you might not need now, but probably will at some point. Things to get rid of include old clothes that no longer fit, aren’t stylish, or are damaged and moth eaten. These can be thrown out or donated to make way for the new clothes that will come with the new school year.
This project is a fun way to encourage your kids to get creative this summer, by sprucing up and organizing a room that’s all about them. The playroom can easily get out of control once summer hits and the kids are around all day. Establishing a new organizational system and layout will help keep tiny hands busy and give you a chance to get rid of old and outgrown toys. Set up an area that’s specifically for arts and crafts, where there are cubbies organized by art supply so you never mix up the markers with the water colors or the crayons with the clay. Create storage solutions at low levels so that the kids can easily reach their toys, and solicit their input on the layout. When they’re involved in the decision-making, they’ll be more likely to put things back their rightful place.
Pantry Touch Up
Summer is a great time to go through your pantry and clean out all the old food items that have expired or that you no longer need. Throw away anything that’s gone bad, but canned and packaged foods which you simply don’t think you’ll get around to eating are perfect for summer food drives and donating. Get the kid’s involved and it will be no time before they realize the benefits of going through the pantry is lot’s of snacks! Create a new organizational scheme that puts the things you use regularly at the forefront and use organizational solutions like spice racks or lazy susans to make the most of your pantry space.
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