I couldn’t be happier that it’s summertime!
There is just something about it that lifts my spirits and makes me smile a little more everyday. The only thing about summer that surprises me every single year is how stinkin’ busy it is! Not sure about you, but I look forward to the sunny months filled with day dreams of relaxation, fun get-togethers, awesome barbecues, evenings of giggles, and family vacations.
While these things all usually happen and are super fun, I, at times, get discouraged that most summer days are just as busy as every other day of the year. Anyone else?
Well good. Because I have found a new motivation to be positive and have rounded up ten ideas to help us stay organized and keep everyone happy at the same time. Let’s consider it a…new summer resolution, of sorts, and start fresh by Keeping It Simply Smart!
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Meals can be a tad more difficult in the summer, the normal school routine isn’t as set and more evening activities are happening for all members of the family. This DIY menu planner is super easy to make and can definitely help you and your family know what to expect throughout the week. A win-win for all people involved!!
For those little ones in your family, a visual schedule might be the best idea to keep them on track throughout the day. It’s a great way to teach them order, expectations, chores, and more. It’s simple enough to make one for each of the kids!
As the summer days come upon us, it’s a great time to get into those closets and get rid of those items that are not needed. Cristi has a lot of great ideas for organizing, storing, and preserving the things you want to keep. Don’t forget to donate the items you don’t use as often to those who need them.
Another place for organization…the pantry! These little spaces can get crazy when there are more people in the house throughout the day. Follow these great tips and have everything in their place in no time!
Keep all those kids on track with this DIY chore chart for multiple kids! It’s a cute home decor piece that allows you to mix up the chores freely and lets you stay organized about who’s doing what.
A lot of last-minute parties come up during the summer months–this party organization tip will make things so much easier for you and your kids! All you have to do is grab, go, grab, and go…you’ll see what I mean…
This is one of the most important things to organize this summer! You never know when something will happen, and being prepared will bring so much peace in a time of stress. Everything you need for the kits is included, even the pdf list. I dare you to get started today!
Many summer days are spent in the car headed to and from family vacations. Take a few minutes to make this easy and cute over-the-back garbage container. You’ll be glad you did!
This DIY organization piece is both easy to put together and looks stunning on the wall. It makes getting ready everyday…that much more glamorous!
Last, but not least, turn to healthy snacks this summer. Your body will thank you. These smoothie ideas are both healthy and delicious. There is nothing better for you and your kids. Right?
Now it’s your turn…
How Do YOU Keep it Simply Smart in the Summertime?
We could all benefit from each other’s genius ideas that make summer the best time of year!
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