Your Summer, Organized

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in General, Newsletter, Residential

With some planning now, you can enjoy the spontaneity that summer brings. Here are some ideas to get you & your family ready for fun in the sun!

For general summer fun:

  1. Have a family meeting to decide what you must do, see & learn before the summer comes to an end.  This exercise will help you map out your summer plans.
  2. Create a swim or beach bag fully stocked with towels, sunscreen, deck of cards, pool passes, etc. This will make leaving for the pool or beach easier & faster.
  3. Keep your car stocked with beach chairs & sand toys.
  4. Use snack baggies to prepare individual snacks for easy grab & go eating all summer.  Click the picture for the Pinterest link!
  5. Call your pediatrician now to schedule your child’s yearly physical, a necessary requirement  for school sports participation.
  6. Any kids going off to camp? Check the pack list & make any necessary purchases now.  This will save yourself a last-minute shopping trip.
  7. Summertime usually means time in the garage.  Move items around so you have easy access to all toys, bikes & sports equipment.

For parties:

  1. Keep an extra propane tank or bag of charcoal on hand.  You don’t want to run out in the middle of a party!
  2. Wipe down patio chairs & tables now.  They’ll be cleaned & ready for your next gathering.
  3. If you have a fire pit, I suggest stocking up on all of the necessary s’mores fix-ins!  Use dark chocolate for a great grown-up dessert!
  4. Keep your freezer stocked with hamburgers, hotdogs, veggie burgers, brats & respective buns.  You will always have the foundation for a summer menu & something for everyone.
  5. Purchase large sized lemonade & iced tea mixes so you have drinks ready for any impromptu party.