Regardless of how this summer turns out, being organized is always beneficial. It might be more challenging than usual this year since school cancellations and remote learning programs means that children have been home for a while already and the inability to go on daily field trips might be causing a case of cabin fever.
On the plus side, a possible lack of the usual summer activities means more time to tackle those at-home projects that you never quite get to. Since you also might have more time to sort through your summer items, here are some helpful summer storage and decluttering tips.
Summer Storage Tips
Seasonal decluttering is a smart approach for a number of reasons.
- You don’t always see or properly think about what you need or no longer need in a given season until you get to that season.
- Seasonal decluttering is much easier than trying to do a complete purge all at once, which can be daunting. Tackling items tied to a specific season is more manageable.
- Your tastes change with time. Your must-keep items from last summer might not have the same appeal this year or could be worn out or faded.
- Storing like with like for easy organization. For example, fill a tote bag with outdoor items like sunscreen, insect repellent, wipes, sunglasses, etc. Even if you’re just summering in your own backyard, having everything together makes it easier to grab and dash outside.
Do the same with pool outdoor toys. A large, preferably closed container will make it easy to clean up at the end of a day or when a sudden summer shower drives everyone inside.
More Home Decluttering Tips
Break your seasonal decluttering into smaller projects to make them easier to tackle. Some ideas for summer decluttering projects include:
- Your car
- Gardening supplies
- Grilling supplies
- Pool and beach supplies
- Summer accessories & gear like sunscreen
- Outdoor toys and sports gear
- Summer clothing
Because you’re breaking your summer decluttering and organization into smaller projects, you can accomplish them more quickly. Even five to ten minutes of sorting and decluttering will finish the project quickly.
For better results, set a timer for 10 or 15 minutes – you’ll be surprised how much you get done. The pressure of using a timer keeps you focused and less prone to distraction. Sort everything into categories of keep, donate, or throw away. Once you decrease the amount of items you own, it’ll be easier to organize what’s left.
Box&Co. Makes It Easy to Get Organized
When you’re ready to get organized and store items only used occasionally, Box&Co. can make things incredibly easy for you. All you have to do is request storage containers, and we’ll deliver them. Then, you pack your items into our sturdy lockable containers and when you’re ready, we’ll pick your stuff up and store them. We’ll return your items when they’re needed, and you can easily keep track of your stored items online. To learn more, contact us today by calling 1-855-692-6926 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.