With summertime rapidly approaching, now is the time to do a few of those cleaning activities you were delaying before holiday trips and fun take over. Some simple organization tips are provided in this article.

While doing a seasonal switch of your attire, try to pare down on some of your closet excesses. If there is something you haven’t worn in a year or two, it is possibly best to get rid of it. Consider doing a clothes list (count the number of each item you have), then decide on a target amount of each type of clothing (dress shirts, shoes, jeans, socks, etc.) you want to cut back to. After you pare down to where you want to be, it will be straightforward to get eliminate one item each time you purchase an item.

Do you have a number of pics from previous vacations that are all over the place? Take some time to merge all your pics to one spot and then think of a file structure to keep them organized. Make sub-folders as needed so you can easily locate things. Merely make sure it is a system you will stick to.

If you’ve got a number of long handled garden tools along with brooms that are messy, attempt to straighten them up for the spring and summer gardening season. Buy a wall mount organizer (also called a mop and broom holder) to properly secure them to a wall. Organizers typically have 5 slots and it simply needs three screws along with wall anchors (which are included in the box) to mount it for very easy installation.

To take care of the paper clutter, make an effort to begin a “mail center.” A “mail center” is just using a letter holder to arrange your mail. Make use of a tiered letter holder and put it in or near the entrance (put a table in the entrance way preferably). Make use of one tray for bills and stuff that needs urgent attention, use the second one for mail requiring your significant other or various other family or house mates’ input, and then use the last one for social events, and so on. Get rid of junk mail in the shredder or recycle immediately. Also, if you get a lot of credit card offers, you can opt out of prescreened offers at http://www.optoutprescreen.com or call toll free at 1-888-5-OPT OUT (1-888-567-8688).

One last summer season suggestion is to stock your pantry. If friends or family visit you can have some macaroni, brownie mix, etc. ready for some quick dinners and deserts.

Source by Larry R Blackmon