As the summer months begin to fade away and the busy season approaches, it is important to make sure that you get things organized. This may seem like an impossible task if you've been procrastinating all summer. So, to make it less difficult, we've provided some tips on how to get your family and your home organized before summer ends.
Clean and Reorganise Closets and Dressers
Having organized and clean closets and dressers is an essential part of having a clean home. Cleaning and organizing these areas will also save you a lot of time in the morning because you can find things easily. The effects of disorganization are shown by research, which notes that 82% of young men put on wrongly paired socks approximately once a week!
A great way to clean your closets is to take everything out first so you can sort. You would then need to separate your clothes into piles according to season. Your next step is to further separate your items into piles of things you want to keep and things you want to get rid of. Before repacking everything you want to keep, be sure to clean your closet and dresser by dusting thoroughly, dry mopping, and laundering all your clothes. When this is all done, you can then repack your items. You should then bag or box up things that will be sold, donated, or thrown away.
Declutter Your Home
Decluttering clears your home of items that are no longer in use and makes your house more spacious. One effective way to do this is to host a garage sale. You may sell clothes or toys your kids have outgrown or any other items you no longer use. This will give you some extra cash while also helping you clean. Another way to declutter is to donate items.
Book Needed Medical Appointments For School
Your children may need to go to the doctor for a general checkup, to check the improvement of a specific illness, or because they have a specific symptom. Keep in mind that your kids will need to get a physical before starting school in the fall. Since almost 93% of kids saw a doctor in the last year, make sure to book your kids' appointments before the doctor's office is filled for the rest of the summer!
If you'd like to find your kids a new pediatrician, you may need to do some research on doctors in your area. Appointments can then be made over the phone, in person, or online. Be sure to choose a day when you have ample time which will reduce stress. It is advisable to book medical appointments during the summer, except in the case of an emergency, to avoid interferences with schoolwork.
Do a Safety Check
As the summer ends, you should make sure both your indoor and outdoor equipment are working well. You should check equipment like locks, doorbells, gutters, smoke alarms, and kids' bikes. Also, make sure to change the water filter in your fridge and sink, change filters in the heating and air system, and have a professional inspect your roof, sewage system, and chimney. Doing such checks will ensure that, as you enter the next busy season, you won't have to worry about repairs or breakdowns.
Clean Up Your Gardens
The summer is the ideal time to tackle outdoor projects like garden cleaning because of the warm weather. This is also a relatively easy task, which is why almost 67% of landscaping undertakings in America are done by residential homes. Cleaning your garden prevents pests, weed seeds, and diseases from attacking your plants. This process may include cutting the grass, trimming overgrown hedges, weeding, and updating the edging around flower beds. You should also remove any dead plants from your garden and throw them in a composting area.
As the summer comes to a close in the next month, be sure to tackle each of the items on this handy checklist. This way, you'll be able to enter your kids' next school year with less stress and a cleaner home.