31 Ways to Get Organized for Summer | FREE Printable Calendar

Get organized for summer break with 31 easy summer organizing projects! Just 15 minutes a day will get you organized for a stress free summer break. Join the challenge!

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When does summer break start for your family? It's just a few weeks away for us, which means it is time for me to get organized for summer.

Summer with kids brings on a whole new set of organizing challenges. The routine is totally different than it is during the school year, you're outside constantly, and the house becomes less of a cozy retreat and more of a drop zone between heading in from the pool and heading out to the backyard.

Let's not even get started on the snacks.

It can feel overwhelming when you think about how you're going to get organized for summer. But it doesn't have to be! I've got you covered with everything you need to do to get organized for summer with a 31 day challenge, and a FREE printable calendar to keep you on track.

31 Day Summer Organizing Challenge

The 31 day summer organizing challenge is simple: do one small organizing project every day starting today. By the time summer is in full swing your home will be ready and you'll have the tools you need to keep it that way! You'll also have ideas to keep the kids entertained and a routine that will work.

Ready to start? Let's do this together. 
  1. Join my Mom Life Organized Facebook group for daily challenge reminders and support. 
  2. Follow me on Instagram for more tips and inspiration.
  3. Check out my Summer Planning BundleThis bundle is packed with resources that you can use now to get organized before summer break, and to help you stay organized all summer long.
Here's a sneak peek at each day's organizing projects. Be sure to join in on Facebook to get even more tips and daily encouragement, and click the button below to get your FREE printable calendar!


31 Summer Organizing Projects

1: Clean out old school papers. Recycle the things you don't need, and create a keepsake box for the ones you want to save. Or take a photo and store them digitally to save space.

2: Make a list of the school supplies you need to buy during back to school season. Wash backpacks and lunchboxes, and toss any supplies that are nearly empty or unusable.

3: Schedule doctor’s appointments, dentists appointments, or any other annual appointments while everyone is at home over the summer.

4: Create a summer chore chart for the whole family.

5: Create a summer bucket list as a family, and fill it with activities to do together.

6: Review and plan your summer budget. Summer brings new expenses and it's a good time to make a plan for your spending. Be sure to account for vacations, activities, and camps, and to adjust your food budget with kids at home all day.

7: Organize supplies for crafts and indoor activities for rainy summer days. Stock up on things like slime making ingredients, crayons, markers, and paper.

8: Take inventory of your pantry and stock up on essentials. When summer heat hits, the last place you will want to go is the store. Start stocking your pantry and freezer now so you won’t have to hit the store as often in the summer.

9: Create a snack station in your fridge and pantry for easy to grab snacks for the kids.

10: Prepare your beach or pool bag. Make sure you are stocked with sunscreen, pool/beach toys, a wet bag, towels, etc. Let the kids make their own cute pool bag too.

11: Create a wet clothes drop station near the door to your home. When you have long days at the pool or aren’t ready to do laundry yet, you can drop off your wet clothes, swimsuits, and towels here until you’re ready.

12: Take inventory and organize supplies for picnics and parties: things like paper plates, cups, and utensils.

13: Clean your grill and organize your grill accessories. Get a new cover if needed and put all your tools in one easy to find location.

14: Create a summer car kit for your car. You want to include things like sunscreen, water bottles, towels, snacks, and a change of clothes.

15: Plan your family calendar. Mark down any important dates and brainstorm activities and family night ideas so you have ideas for summertime family fun.

16: Organize the linen closet. Switch out your winter and summer linens if applicable. Give stale sheets and towels a good wash and dry in the fresh air.

17: Make a summer reading list for yourself and for the kids. Clean out your bookshelves to see if there is anything you can donate or sell. Then head to the library and pick up some new books for poolside or at home reading. Grab my free printable reading planner to make this easy!

18: Go through your travel supplies and make sure you have everything you need. Remember to stock up for day trips as well as longer vacations.

19: Clean out and organize your purse for summer. Make sure you have hand sanitizer and a small bottle of sunscreen. You may even want to carry bug spray or lotion.

20: Clean out your car. Give it a thorough clean from the school year and be sure to add in your summer car kit.

21: Decide on your summer screen time rules and communicate your expectations with your kids. Create a screentime summer rules sheet to do this easily!

22: Plan your summer routine for your kids. Follow my easy plan to make this a stress free process.

23: Organize outdoor toys. Plan to donate or sell things that your kids have outgrown and determine storage options for what you're keeping.

24: Organize your first aid kit. Kids tend to play outside more during the summer, and shorts and short sleeves mean it’s easier to get hurt. Stock up on the essentials and put it all in one spot.

25: Do a toy purge. Clean out toys that aren't used, are broken, or missing pieces. When kids are home all day, you'll find they engage in more creative play when there is less toy clutter around.

26: Create drop zones in your home for all of your family’s odds and ends near the door and at the top/bottom of the stairs.

27: Clean off and arrange your patio furniture. Make any necessary repairs, declutter anything that isn't used or is in bad shape, and determine if you need any new storage options.

28: Take the time to clean out the garage. This can be more than a one day project so at the minimum, rotate summer gear to a more accessible location.

29: Transition your wardrobe to summer clothes. Go through your spring, fall, or winter clothes that might still be lingering in the closet and get rid of anything you don’t need.

30: Start doing some basic meal planning. Make sure your home is stocked with your family’s staples and start a running list of simple meals that are summer friendly.

31: Sell or donate your clutter! Host a garage sale, post your items for sale, or schedule a donation pick up to get all the things that you've purged out of the house for good.

Get the Tools You Need to Be Organized for Summer

Get the tools you need to get organized, plan your summer activities and vacation, and so much more with my Summer Planning Bundle.

The Summer Planning Bundle is a curated collection of some of our best selling products that will make this year's summer break better than ever.

You'll have the resources you need to help you:

  • Get organized and on a schedule
  • Plan easy summer meals
  • Keep track of activities and appointments
  • Get your household chores done
  • Keep your kids entertained
  • Plan your summer vacation and travel and much more!
All at a savings of more than 30% of the cost of these products alone.

This bundle is packed with resources that you can use now to get organized before summer break, and to help you stay organized all summer long. You'll get:

Summer Activity Planner & Coupon Book: including daily, weekly, and monthly planning pages for kids, a summer bucket list, summer reading list, and summer fun coupons you can use as rewards for chores or just for fun!
Family Travel Planner: plan everything for your summer travel from budget to accommodations to activities and itineraries. 
Family Meal Planner: menu planning tools that you can use to keep track of what's in the pantry and refrigerator, and what you'll be having for each meal.
Summer Planner Stickers: print and cut stickers for your planner to track pool days, activities, and fun in the sun.
Amusement Park Checklist: a must have checklist of essentials you need for a trip to the amusement park (or any summer day trip).
Family Chore Charts: a set of 6 color coded chore charts so your entire family can get on board with helping around the house.
Pet Chore Chart: a bonus chore chart to help your kids take care of their pets.


Get your bundle today and start getting organized for the best summer ever!

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