Summer Organization Series –Part One

Summer Planning.

It’s not too late to get some summer projects done!! I always try to plan ahead and get as many pre-summer tasks done in advance as possible. Well that may be the goal but we all know how that goes in real life. No worries– It’s July and I’m still working through my pre-summer list!

But I want to start this summer organization series the right way………and show you how I begin each summer!

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I use my summer planner to get me through the summer months. The actual planner is an arc notebook from Staples that I pull out every year and it includes the following:

    • Pre-Summer checklist I downloaded several years ago free from the Making Lemonade Blog. Getting as many of these items done ahead of time does really help. I find the list very useful. Please find it on the Making Lemonade Blog here:
    • A pocket that holds brochure, forms, and other items

front pocket

    • Categories in the planner are
      • Camps-for gathering and collecting all the various camp information
      • Therapy-for scheduling my son’s summer therapy sessions
      • Bucket Lists- lists of fun things to do in the city
      • Extras-anything else such as summer reading projects, etc
      • And finally Notes


I also use this summer calendar from Cozi. It is great for laying out all your summer plans in one place and seeing where there is some free time for vacations, etc. They offer it as a free download here:

Cozi summer planner 2


So, those are the tools I use for planning both before and throughout the summer!! I hope some of these may be helpful to you as well either this summer or next. Stay tuned—as we get into some projects for dealing with all the important memorabilia from the kids next.



1 Comment

  1. Lisa Winningkoff
    July 29, 2017 / 1:00 am

    What a great idea to lay out the entire summer well in advance! That makes it easy to see any potential conflicts and gives you some fun things to look forward to.

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