Wow, Sunday is May 1st, the start of my favorite month of the year! It’s my birthday month, and my anniversary month, but even more, May is usually a great month to spend some time outside. What's on your to-do list this May? Here’s this month’s Get Organized checklist.
Set your goals for the month.
Create some just-for-fun goals for the summer. That’s right—goals don’t have to be just about serious stuff. With summer just around the corner, why not set some just-for-fun goals for the summer?
Check your monthly tickler folder. And distribute papers to the appropriate daily folder.
Declutter + organize your recipes. Set-up or update your recipe binder. Here are a few old posts about recipe binders and organizing recipes.
Declutter + organize the garage or garden shed. Around here, May is a great time to tackle outdoor organizing projects like the garage or garden shed. Check out these posts for more ideas on organizing your garage or garden shed:
The Organized Garage
Make a list of outdoor home improvement projects you’d like to do this summer. Take a tour outside your home and make a to-do list. My list includes painting our shutters and possibly the front door. But first…I have to decide on a color!
Create a summer gear mini zone. Establish a spot in your home for summer essentials like sunglasses, sunscreen, bug repellants, lip balm, and other items your family needs for summer outings.
Celebrate the Mom’s and Grandma’s in your life on Mother’s Day.
Document your school routine...so you’ll remember what worked when school starts again. The first couple of weeks back to school are always a bit clunky around here as I try to tweak the morning routine. But this late in the school year, it’s smooth sailing. This year, I’m going to document our morning routine…so I don’t have to reinvent the wheel this fall.
Schedule summer appointments such as school or camp physicals, dentist appointments, etc.
Let go of something that is weighing you down. This could be a physical item in your home—something that you’re holding onto out of guilt or a sense of obligation. Or this could be an ongoing time commitment. Just pick one boat anchor in your life this month…and let it go!
Spend some time outdoors having fun! That’s right, make sure to take time to enjoy May and all it has to offer!
Here is the PDF for this month's checklist: May - checklist. (You will need Adobe Reader to open the file. You can get that here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/) I hope you have a great month! I'd love to hear what's on your May to-do list. Thanks for sharing!
This post is part of an ongoing series of posts that shares a monthly checklist of organizing projects to do in the month ahead. If you’d like even more specific ideas to declutter your home, Quick + Simple Clutter Control is just getting underway. The spring session includes all new daily decluttering and spring cleaning prompts in the online forum. There’s still plenty of time to join if you’d like an extra dose of ideas, inspiration and accountability to get your projects done!