How to Stay Organized during the Back to School Rush

With back to school in full swing, everything turns into chaos and you may find that you have a house strewn with new clothes, shoes, and school supplies. Before you rip out your hair from the clutter and disorganization, this article will delve into ways that you can stay organized during the back to school rush.

  1. Create a Center for Everyone’s Stuff

When you and your family walk through the door, what happens to all of your items? Do you place them in a pile on the floor, do they get thrown onto the dining room table? If you place a central center, such as a bookcase or storage bin, in the area where you always place your items, things will stay more organized.

Of course, you will have to convince your children to follow suit, but a place for them to hang their backpacks, shoes, and lunch boxes will keep your home much more organized.

  1. Pull Out Clothes the Night Before

To help keep your routine simple in the morning, consider pulling out your child’s outfit the night before school. This may even buy you a couple extra minutes to sleep in as well. If you find that you still run short on time, consider pulling out the week’s clothes on Sunday night. This way, clothes are already pulled out and ready to be worn.

Declutter the Closet with These Tips

Oh-no, the closet. This is probably one of the most cluttered areas in your home and probably one of the last places you clean, even during spring cleaning time! It is okay, we don’t judge and everyone has a closet with too many items in it.

But, we do have a solution for you and the following tips will help you quickly and easily declutter your closet in no time. Once you have it decluttered, you will be able to keep it this way easily with a couple minutes of cleanup each day.

  1. Color Code Your Items

It is important to color code your items because it makes much more sense and it will allow you to pick out the color you want to wear for the day without wearing the same color every day. If you have a ton of pink shirts, put them in one spot, put your purples in another, blue somewhere else, etc. Trust us, you will love the color coding system.

  1. Get Rid of Clothes You Do Not Wear

One of the reasons that closets become cluttered is because there are too many clothes in them. It is easy to push old clothes to the back of the closet and simply add new clothes on top of it. You should remove all of the clothes and then sort through them. You want to get rid of items that you no longer wear or items that you no longer fit into.

4 Organizational Tips to Help You Save Time in Your Kitchen

Is your kitchen unorganized and cluttered? If so, it is okay because most people have a cluttered kitchen and just don’t have the time to organize it. But, we will provide you with some organizational tips below that will allow you to save time when you are in your kitchen. And, the best part? It takes no time to implement these tips.

Start with a Declutter

The first step you want to take is to declutter your drawers and cabinets. Yes, this will be a tedious project and best done on the weekend, but it will allow you to keep things organized from this point on.

When you do declutter, get rid of items that you have not used or do not plan to use within a couple of months. While it may be hard to get rid of these items, it will alleviate some of your stress when you dig through your drawers.

Keep Like and Used Items Together

What we mean by this is that you should keep items you use all of the time together. For example, if you commonly use your spatula, large spoon, and butcher knife, keep them together in a small utensil holder on the counter top. You will be able to easily access them when you need them and do not have to go on the hunt for them.

Also, make sure that you store items that are similar with each other. For instance, keep all measuring spoons together in one section of your drawer and all utensils in another.

Know Your Kitchen Storage Needs BEFORE You Remodel

If you are planning a remodel of your home, you need to know that it is going to benefit you and that you will not find yourself unhappy with the revisions made to your kitchen. Before you settle on the final blueprint of your remodel, you should consider all of your kitchen storage needs. This way, you will know that your new kitchen will be able to store all of the items you need it to without having to sacrifice counter space.

  1. Know What Items You Have

Before you start to plan out storage space, know what you have. Your storage needs will be different if you have a lot of small appliances than if you simple have a lot of dishware. You will need time to look over everything you have.

When you are taking inventory, think about where you would ideally like the items to go and how you want your kitchen to look when everything is put away. You can note these ideas down or even create a rough sketch of how you envision your kitchen.

How to Prepare Your Jet Ski for the Open Water

Now that the sun is high in the sky, you may be anxious to get your jet ski out of storage and hit the open water. Before you do, there are some steps you need to take to prepare your jet ski for the big day out in the sun. Below, we will go over these steps and it is important that you follow them to ensure your watercraft works properly for a full day of fun.

  1. Check the Spark Plugs

Even if your spark plugs did not need to be changed when you put the jet ski into storage, you never know what happened in between that time. You should always check your spark plugs by pulling them out and looking at them before you attempt to start the jet ski. If you notice any problems, have the spark plugs replaced before you head to the beach.

  1. Drain the Fuel Tank

Yep, you had to fill the tank up when you placed the jet ski in storage, but now it is time to remove all of that fuel and start over. Once the fuel has been drained, you can add fresh fuel to the tank. Make sure to inspect the fuel filter and other components to ensure there are no clogs.