I went to Target last week and they were already putting up the summer section. I was completely surprised by this, mostly because we haven’t gotten to the summer mode at our house yet. With a crazy spring, I feel like I still trying to figure all this “new normal” out and having a hard time keeping up with the change in season. Some of that is due to us being home more and also not in stores to shop for fun new summer decorations, and then I heard Naptime Kitchen talk about getting her house ready for summer. I was intrigued by this idea. We are outside all day or at the pool and I feel like we just use the inside of our house for the drop zone. So this weekend I am going to set up our house for summer.
What does my version of “summerizing” your house look like? Well, to be honest, this is the first time I have attempted this but I will share with you my plan for this weekend.
Declutter, Declutter, Declutter
I need to do a serious declutter in our house. With being home more I feel like I am drowning in stuff and the kids are not playing with most of their toys because they are tired of them. One area that comes to mind is sippy cups. I bought the kids’ new larger water bottles back in May so we were not using so many dishes and having sippy cups everywhere. I need to put all those extra cups up. I will leave 1-2 out for when our nieces come over but that is it.
Thin out the house
I am going to be storing a lot of toys, coats, shoes, etc. We have a place for these items in the house but I need our house to feel a little more breathable. My go-to for totes are the Hefty brand ( you can find them at Target or Lowes). They have great containers with locking lids.
Make room for more fun
I don’t want to spend my summer cleaning up and making snacks. I am going to continue to find ways to simplify our house and make more room for fun. We may even try laying out a snack tray or making more cold dishes so I can cook less. I will keep you posted on how our summer is going.
If you decide to “summerize” your house I would love for you to tag me on social media or comment below with how it went.