Summer is a busy time of year! Vacations, camping trips, backyard barbeques, and beach days are all part of this fun season. We know that the last thing you want to do is spend your summer trying to stay organized. To help you out, we’ve put together a few to-do’s to get yourself ready for the warmer weather, so you can spend less time organizing and more time enjoying the season!
Create a Central Calendar
If you’re in charge of multiple family member’s schedules this summer, it’s crucial to have a central calendar to keep everything organized. Use it to track summer camps, vacations, visiting relatives, and more. While many people prefer digital calendars, consider using a large paper calendar and hang it on the wall or keep it in an easily accessible place. This makes it easy for family members to quickly review it or make changes to it. Also be sure to write everything in pencil, which allows for easy editing.
Organize Your Gear
Summer brings with it a lot of fun activities, many of which require gear that has probably been stored away all winter. Sports equipment, camping gear, and beach bags take up space, so you should be planning ahead to keep things organized. The first thing to do is put any winter gear in storage to free up space for your summer items. Consider investing in some clear plastic pins and extra shelving in your garage to keep everything organized. If you plan on hitting the beach every weekend, keep your beach gear in an accessible place so you can easily grab and go. If you’re only planning on camping once this summer, you don’t need to worry if it’s a little more stored away.
Prep the Backyard
A backyard is a gathering place in the summer, so now is a good time to make sure it’s ready for use after the winter. Get rid of any debris, weed the garden, and mow and trim the lawn. If you have a deck, hose off any dead leaves and dirt – you may even want to apply a fresh coat of paint or sealant. Make sure your grill is in working order, and clean off your deck furniture. This is also a good time to evaluate the storage situation in your backyard. If you’re lacking storage space, consider investing in a stand-alone shed or shelving unit to store toys, bug spray, extra chairs, and anything else that tends to gather in your backyard.
When it comes to custom closet organization and home storage solutions, call your local Philadelphia experts at Closet & Storage Concepts! We’d love to provide you with personalized solutions and ideas for your storage problems.
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