Its summer, and the living should be easy. Use our quick tips to keep your summer organized and worry free.
To avoid hostile towel takeovers, assign each member of the family his or her own color towel. With the evidence so apparent, towels miraculously get hung up to dry. Keep a separate color for guest towels, too.
We love this idea from Martha Stewart. Purchase matching lidded glass jars (or gather recycled ones around your home) and fill them with some of your favorite summer memories. Label and display.
Ready to Eat
Summer is all about the spontaneity. Put together a basket of disposable paper products and plastic utensils. When the mood strikes to eat lunch out on the porch or have a quick picnic in the backyard, you will be ready.
Stock the Pantry
Go shopping for some staples that will allow you to throw together a quick dish or two in case company comes over, and include plenty of easy snacks for the neighborhood kids. Don't forget the bottled water, juice boxes and other favorite beverages. When you are this organized, last minute entertaining is easy.
Get in the Zone
Create zones in your garage for all of your summer equipment, so you always know where to find what you need, from beach chairs to summer sports equipment. Use bins and shelves to help keep everything corralled. If there is no room in the garage, consider investing in large outdoor storage bins, especially for the pool area.
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