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  • Writer's pictureCathy Borg

Summer Organizing Tips: Create Launchpads for Unforgettable Summer Fun

Ferris wheel at a summer fair, a young woman with her bike on a bridge, representing summer fun and activities

It's time to get organized with some summer organizing tips! Too often, the warm months slip by with our plans for fun activities left unrealized. This year, prepare your home to support all those summer experiences you dream of by creating activity "launchpads."

The man who is prepared has his battle half fought. - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

As Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra said: "The man who is prepared has his battle half fought." This is the essence of the concept of a launchpad. A launchpad is where everything you need to blast off and do something is prepared and ready to go.

What are Launchpads for Summer Organizing? 

The launchpad concept involves having the essentials for summer activities assembled and ready to go, allowing you to launch into action spontaneously. With smart organization and preparation, your home can become a launching pad for an unforgettable summer season.

Let's explore how you can set yourself up for an unforgettable summer. Let's organize for action.

A group of people sitting around a bonfire on a public beach in Toronto, enjoying a summer evening

Summer Organizing Tips for the Entryway Launchpad

Think of your entryway as a summer hub. With some organizing tweaks, it will be prepped for spontaneous adventures like a waterfront stroll or a weekend art retreat.

Create a Grab-and-Go Summer Station

A small table with dividers for keys, sunglasses, and wallet keeps essentials findable. But why stop there? Stock a basket or shelf with summer essentials like sunscreen, hat, light jacket, reusable water bottles, but also beach chairs, umbrellas, fishing gear, and hiking backpacks.

Device charging station:

Keep devices charged so you can instantly photograph nature scenes, and concerts, or look up directions to the next summer hotspot.

Summer Organizing Tips for the Hobby Launchpad

Declutter and streamline a spare room or living area into an organized hobby zone to pursue your summer passions and interests. 

A middle-aged man enjoying his summer hobby of playing the guitar

Easy Access Organization

Use clear bins, labels, and designate areas for hobbies like painting, gardening, woodworking, music, and more.

With this summer organizing approach, you can finally turn dreams like learning pottery or mastering guitar into a reality.

infographic displaying a list of summer fun activities and hobbies to pursue during the season

Kitchen Launchpad: Summer Organizing for Culinary Adventures 

The kitchen is mission control for summer cooking, grilling, picnics and more. Your summer organizing tips:

An organized fridge and freezer with clear containers and designated spaces for summer meal prep and picnics.

Keep a Visible Pantry and Fridge:

Use clear containers and designated spaces. This allows you to see what foods and supplies are on hand. 

Keep a Running Inventory:

Keep an inventory list on the fridge and freezer to always know if you have ingredients for picnics, summer treats or beverages.

No perfection needed - functional organization allows you to whip things up easily when opportunities arise.

Get Started with Summer Organizing.

Start with one area that impacts your daily life the most. Decluttering is the first crucial step in creating your launchpads. Decide what’s essential to support your activities and let go of the rest. Tackle one room at a time. Focus on simple functionality rather than aiming for perfect spaces.

Here are some bonus tips to launch you into a summer of action:

Embrace the Power of Multitasking Spaces:  

  • Your guest room can moonlight as a yoga studio or your living room can double as a dance floor. Think creatively about how to use your existing space for many summer activities.

The "One-Touch Rule":  

  • When you put things away, aim to complete the task in one go. Don't set things down temporarily, only to move them again later. This keeps things organized and minimizes clutter build-up.

Seasonal Swapping:  

  • As summer approaches, pack away winter gear and décor. Use this valuable space for your essential summer items.

I'd love to hear about your experiences with decluttering and organizing for action. What summer activities are you making space for? Is it the beach trip, the art classes, or maybe something you've been longing to try? Please drop a comment or send me a message. 

With these summer organizing projects, you can make your home the ultimate launchpad for seizing every summer moment and creating unforgettable memories!

Let's transform your home into a summer launchpad and make this season one to remember!


Prepare your home for summer now. Book your free consultation today and let's get you ready to launch into an unforgettable GTA summer!

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