I hope you are all enjoying your summer and spending time with your family. I would like to give you a few organizing projects if you are motivated to get organized during the summer months. By working on these projects you will feel like you are ready for the fall season and the start of the school year!
One organizing project would be to go through all of the paperwork and supplies that came home from your kids last school year. Have you cleaned out their backpacks yet? Take a look at the paperwork that came home and can it be recycled or do you need to keep some information that pertains to next years classes? Start a list of school supplies that you know you will need for the next year in addition to the list that is given from the school. I know it is hard to believe that school will be starting soon and I am sure you are seeing the sale of school supplies at stores so take note on what you need and purchase them before the supplies are limited.
The 2nd project to work on now that the weather is nice and you are outside more is to take some time to get parts of your garage organized. Have you really used all of the gardening tools and the flower seeds this year? Do you have some winter shovels that are broken or boots that you know no longer fit your kids? If you have about 1 hour to spend in your garage to get these categories organized, that is a great step! One way to get you motivated is to work on your garage the day before garbage day so you can just take the items to the curb you need to dispose of and it will be gone right away!
The last organizing project to work on this summer is to purge and sort through your junk drawer. I know you have one or several junk drawers and you will be amazed in what you find! Take out all of the items in the drawer and throw away things you do not need and take the items to where they belong. This drawer will have many different categories and that is ok as long as it is not overcrowded and you have purged as much as you can. Also I am sure there are items that you have no idea what they are so make a decision and get rid of them or show them to other family members to see if they can identify the objects. This drawer is a great place to have a container with dividers in it to separate the items so they stay organized and neat.
When you take on small organizing projects at certain times of the year you feel a sense of accomplishment and that is what I want you to feel! Enjoy the rest of your summer and if you need additional information on these topics or other organizing projects please feel free to contact me so I can help you have a calm and organized home!