Getting organized is something that most of us strive for. But when we are enjoying summer time we often neglect that goal and let organization head to the back burner. Which is why today we are going to chat about how to fight that from happening! Below we chat about the essential ways to get organized this summer. So if you want summer 2023 to be the season you start to get your life organized then keep on reading!
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Essential Ways To Get Organized This Summer 2023
How to be more organized starting this summer:
Organization idea: Organize your fridge and freezer.
The first thing that you can get organized is your fridge and freezer.
Getting your fridge and freezer organized can help streamline your days. Not having to search for things and having a better idea of what you have in your fridge and freezer will help make meal planning and grocery shopping easier. This is something that should be on your monthly to do lists in general so you can stay on top of your inventory and keep everything near your food clean!
Get a set of fridge bins and shelves (only get clear!) that will help make your fridge look and stay organized.
Organization idea: Check on your goals from last season.
This is such a vital one of the quarterly tasks to start doing to ensure your end of month helps you better yourself and your life. So don’t skip out on it just because it’s summer time!
Going back and checking on your goals is so helpful for keeping you on track with your goals. And it gives you a good opportunity to see if you need to re-evaluate your goals or change your actionable steps for achieving your goals. Use this task to better yourself by seeing how you are doing on your goals and what you can start doing better next quarter.
Organization idea: Get your closet decluttered and organized.
Cleaning out closets is a great way to help you get your home and life organized. However, it isn’t always the most fun chore! But it is so helpful for getting yourself and your life organized.
Start with your clothes closets and not only declutter and donate items you don’t wear anymore but also take the time to get them truly organized. One of my favorite things for this is to get tank top hangers to save space and keep your closet more organized.
Also make sure to organize and of your miscellaneous closets and coat closets. If you need bins to store things in these closets then make sure to either get clear storage bins or keep your labels very detailed.
Organization idea: Organize your important papers.
It’s amazing how quickly important papers can get piled up all over your desk and the whole house. And nobody wants piles of papers built up in their home!
So take this opportunity to organize those papers. Get an affordable accordion folder and take the 10 minutes to label the tabs and put all the papers in the correct folder.
Then in the future when you get new important papers you just have to put them in there and save yourself future troubles. This is a great habit of organized people, for more habits of organized people check out – 8 Essential Habits of Organized People.
Organization idea: Check on your monthly budget.
It is so important to check on your monthly budget at the end. Even if you think you may have over spent! It is helpful to know where you over spent and where you saved. And then you can use that information to re-adjust your next months budget.
This may seem a bit daunting if you aren’t used to doing this task. Especially if you don’t currently have a monthly budget. But each month this will become easier and more accurate as you get a better picture of your spending. And as you become better at tracking you can start to improve the budget by going more into detail and limiting different areas of “leisure” spending to save money.
If you want more tips on how to set up and stick to your monthly budget then check out this post: Monthly Budget Tips and Tricks + Free Printable Monthly Budget!
Organization idea: Clean (and organize) your cleaning supplies.
Cleaning supplies should help keep your home clean but they can end up getting messy themselves.
Organize your cleaning supplies and put them all in the right home if there is more than one. Also if you have more than one opened bottle of the same type of cleaning supply then combine those bottles.
I recommend starting a system for using your cleaning supplies in order of what was bought first. So that you don’t have expired products and so you can have a better idea of what cleaning supplies that you have in your home already. This can save money so you aren’t buying cleaning supplies because you didn’t know you had some tucked in a random spot in your home.
Organization idea: Unsubscribe from clutter.
The next things you can do to help get your life more organized is to stop more clutter from coming into your life.
Take an hour to unsubscribe from emails and catalogs that you never read. If you stop the clutter from coming in it will help keep you more organized in the long run. Really this is a lifestyle change but it is so helpful for getting yourself organized and helping you keep your mental space decluttered as well.
Aiming for less clutter in your life is generally so helpful for living a better life
Organization idea: Organize your phone this summer.
After getting your computer organized then grab your phone and follow similar steps of creating photos and putting everything in their right place. Cell phones are used so much (as everyone knows!) but they are often forgotten about when organizing your life. Yet they are so easy to get mess and cluttered so make it a priority to get your phone organized.
For everything you should do to get your phone organized go to this guide – 8 Ways To Organize Your Phone.
Organization idea: Organize under bed storage and chaos.
Organizing under your beds is something that will lead to you being amazed at all the things you forgot you had!
Pull everything out from under your bed and donate/throw away anything you don’t need anymore.
For anything you are keeping get it organized. Determine if it should live somewhere else. If it does belong under the bed then make sure to get under bed organizers so things are organized and not just shoved under the bed.
Organization idea: Do your household shopping trip for the season.
After a spring full of cleaning and living your life of using household items chances are you are a big depleted!
You don’t have to go on 15 quick (but not really quick) shopping trips for little items throughout the month if you keep track of what you need and shop strategically!
This trip should be for things like paper towels, cleaning supplies, pet food, etc. For groceries most people have to get them weekly but any non-perishables or seasonings you can consider trying to buy on a monthly schedule too, this helps eliminate some of the stress when weekly grocery shopping.
Organization idea: Create or check your budget
If you don’t already have a standard quarterly budget then take this opportunity to make one! It doesn’t have to be a big, daunting task. Simply make a 2 column list, one side with what your expected quarterly incomes are and one side with expected quarterly expenses.
Then as the months goes on try to keep the list as accurate as possible for what your making and what you are spending your money on.
Each month this will become easier and more accurate as you get a better picture of your spending. And as you become better at tracking you can start to improve the budget by going more into detail and limiting different areas of “leisure” spending to save money.
Organization idea: Schedule appointments/meetings/plans.
Make sure to not only put this on your to-do list but actually go ahead and schedule everything at the beginning of the quarter.
Not only is it something you won’t have to worry about the rest of the quarter but it also ensures you can get the appointments/dates that best suit you and your schedule.
Once you set the dates for the appointments or plans make sure you update them on your quarterly (or annual of course) calendar.
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