Friday, May 30, 2014

Messy Monday: 5 Ways to Stay Organized this Summer

After Friday we are officially on summer vacation! And I am so not ready. I know you might be wondering why anyone would need to get ready  & be organized for summer. But the answer is simple. Summer is a "fly by the seat of your pants" kind of season. And quite frankly, you don't want to be left behind in your underwear. (Unless you don't have air conditioning, then it's a viable option.)

Swap Seasons - If you're anything like me, you've been procrastinating in putting your winter wardrobe away. Of course you already have your summer wardrobe out all over the place. So first things first - out with the old & in with the new.

Flip Flop Haven - Flip flops are a go to staple in my house. Which means that there's always a million here, there & everywhere. Just grab a bucket, basket or whatever else you have on hand, park it near an entryway & let everyone know to toss their flip flops in. You may have to dig a bit to find a pair, but it's better than digging under the bed!

Be Ready to Eat - There's always cookouts & picnics galore during the summer months. So be prepared to BYOU (bring your own utensils), even if it's your won cookout. Keep a basket stocked in the kitchen with plates, napkins & plasticware for when you need them for dinner under the stars. Or PB&J in the park. (Po-tate-oh, Po-tawt-oh.)

Bag It Up! - Bags, bags & more bags! There's snack bags (for those last minute picnics), activity bags (for those last minute road trips) & necessity bags (for everything else). Keeping everything in bags makes it easy to just grab & go. 

Stock Up - There is nothing worse than running out of bug spray, sunscreen or allergy medicine when you need it the most. So be sure to stock up on any necessities early in the season. Just keep an eye on your summer stockpile so you're not caught looking like a lobster with tissues & dryer sheets tucked in everywhere. 


  1. We definitely do a lot of these....I have bags for lunch and a bag of park sand toys and a bag of pool toys and a bag of nature hike supplies....

  2. Great tips! I find it easy to quickly become unorganized during the summer months so these are great!

  3. These are some great tips. I am disorganized in the summer. However, I do have most of the winter clothes packed away but there are still some lingering.