Yesterday was the last day of school for the kids. It was rather bitter-sweet. We love the teachers, the school, and all the families, but it’s rather sad that another school year is complete. They are getting so big so quickly!

So this week, as I geared up our home by organizing for summer, I shared all my favorite organizing toys tips. Over the years, I have written about all different ways to organize toys around the house… living room, play room, baby toys, books, etc.

Toys In Bins Storage

And I got together with a group of bloggers for My Dollar Store DIY projects! We were challenged to create something that would fall under the theme “summer”. I created a patriotic door wreath using deco mesh and a colander I found at the Dollar Tree!

complete patriotic door decor dollar store

Then I created a baby memory book using Xyron and Paper House products. It is the perfect way to gift a meaningful and useful gift for any new mama!

lucky in love baby memory book

I also shared two different projects over at the Imagine Crafts blog!

The first project was a name plaque I made for my daughter. I just love how easy it was to create, since I covered all the wood pieces with ink from stamp pads. It dried rather quickly and didn’t have to worry about painting! Then I hot glued the letters onto the paper-covered plaque. I attached the paper using my favorite machine, the Xyron Creative Station!

Then I created a banner for the play room using felt and ink from Imagine to write our playroom rules!  This banner didn’t take long to make and adds the perfect amount of color the play room!

Client work consisted of getting families ready for summer vacation as well!

I tidied up a client’s mud room by removing boots, kids shoes that were too small, putting away winter gear, and pulling out summer stuff!  Make sure you take some time to get your closets organized for summer!  Wash/dry clean all your winter jackets and store in closet. Clean and fix all your boots (make sure to check the heels and soles of all shoes), then store the boots on a high shelf until fall.

organizing mud room for summer

And I got to organize a client’s daughters room! It was so much fun getting all her books and toys organized. In order to make her comfortable with the changes I made since I moved things around, I created a scavenger hunt around her room. Each stop on the scavenger hunt was a different area I changed around her room. Then I asked her for help on what she thinks I should do with her closet, which gives her control over the entire organizing process!

organizing books for summer

I always share updates of client work on my Instagram Stories, so make sure you follow along to see all the fun!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!!

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I'm Jessica

I am a mom to two kiddos + a fur baby. I am wife to Ben. I enjoy coffee, gluten-free desserts, and sleeping in. And I am The Organized Mama. 

I help families make the every day more enjoyable with practical organizing, decorating, + diy tutorials to maintain order in your home!

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