Today we are talking tips to get organized during a heat wave. When you can’t remember the last time you stepped outside without breaking a sweat within the first five minutes, that’s your sign its time to head back inside and find something else to do. Let’s face it, even the pool get’s too hot to be refreshing and if you want to take a bath, that’s better done at home anyway. So from my organized perspective, a heat wave is a fabulous time to outsmart the chaos because you are inside looking for something productive to do. If this sounds like you, here are the three places I suggest you focus on while you are at home because they all give you an added bonus of something else to do when you are done.
Get Organized ~ Arts and Crafts
A heat wave is a great time to go through your kids arts and crafts center and make sure that everything that is old is gone, everything that needs to be refreshed is updated, and you’ll be amazed to see that your kids will discover something new that they didn’t know they already had. If there’s something you’d like to add in and you’d like to pick up an extra craft kit, you can always use those great coupons from national craft retailers picking items 40 or 50% off and if you find something already on sale you’ve got an afternoon of awesome just waiting to unfold. Think Shrinky Dinks, think knitting, you name it, you can do it. This is just a great place to organize that is also fruitful, offering something new for your kids to do when they are sure they are incurably bored and always will be.
Get Organized ~ The Playroom
Goes without saying that if you take some time to go through the playroom you will inevitably find something super fun that your children forgot they had. Take it one step further and bring out toys that they played with when they were little. Maybe they don’t play with figures anymore but they might have a ball creating the entire Star Wars galaxy given the right set of toys. Even Thomas the Tank train ~ you name it. If those toy ideas are too young for your kids to get out and play, mixing it up with old toys and inviting a friend over, once you clean the playroom, with a refresh of those fun things they may have forgotten about can definitely take care of an afternoon or two with friends to make it work.
Get Organized ~ Kids Closets
Its never to early to go through your kids’ closets and think about back to school. Now is a great time to do this! They are stuck in the house, you need them to try on their clothes, and as they are growing it really is all about ownership. I just had one of my teenagers clean out his closet all on his own. He knows what fits, what’s too small, and its up to him now to go through that closet, go through those drawers, and let me know where his clothing needs truly are. If he doesn’t tell me, how am I going to know? That’s your goal. And to be quite honest, we still have quite warm weather and if your kids are growing like weeds like mine are, coming down every morning a foot taller, you want to make the most of these mid summer and end of summer sales coming to stock up on shorts and all the typical summer gear that we are going to need well into October.
So those are my three favorite places for you to focus on to get organized while there is a heat wave. And I’d love know….
How are you beating the heat this summer? What kinds of organization projects are you focused on?
Because we know your favorite place to get organized might be different than mine, we’ve got some great ideas on Pinterest to help you organize any area that strikes your fancy. Thanks so much for stopping by…we’ll see you next time!