May, 2016Hello, May! The weather is fine and the time is just right to get your life and your surroundings in tip top shape. Start today with our NEW May, 2016 Organizing Checklist!Join our weekly newsletter to be notified when the newest checklist is available. For a PRINTABLE VERSION, click here____ May 1Deliver a bunch of fresh flowers to an unsuspecting neighbor.____ May 2What spring cleaning tasks do you still need to complete? Get three of them done.____ May 3If your kids will be having end-of-school parties this month, begin thinking about and preparing for them. Do you need to purchase teacher gifts?____ May 4With school coming to an end this month in many areas, do you have errands or shopping that is easier to do without kids in tow? Get them done before the last school day.____ May 5If the day is cloudy, it is a good day to wash windows. You will get fewer streaks.____ May 6If you have an irrigation system, check to be sure there are no clogs or leaks..____ May 7Host an impromptu barbecue. Invite over another family.____ May 8Donate one printed book to your library, and purchase a new eBook.____ May 9If you have screens on your windows or doors, check them for tears so that bugs cannot enter.____ May 10Have your A/C system checked before it gets really hot. Dust or vacuum the air vents.Want a clutter-free home once and for all? Check out my brand new Goodbye Clutter resource! Visit:http://www.getorganizednow.com/goodbye-clutter-sl.html?cl____ May 11Be sure to have your reservations made if you have summer travel plans.____ May 12Clean the grill, and do any needed maintenance in anticipation of summer cookouts.____ May 13 Go through your sock drawer and match up socks, discarding those without mates. By the way, this is the only Friday the 13th in 2016.____ May 14Clean out the garage, storage building, or attic before it gets too hot.____ May 15Chocolate Chip Day. If you need an excuse to bake, here it is. Or how about some chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast?Do you want more time in your day to get things done AND to find the time to do what you love? Check out my 501 Tips and Ideas for Finding More Time resource! Visit:http://www.getorganizednow.com/time.html?cl____ May 16Change some décor (pillows, bed spreads, etc.) to lighter colors to reflect a warm, relaxed season. Flip mattresses if needed.____ May 17Now that you have changed your bed linens, take a few minutes to clean under the bed.____ May 18Declutter around the house. Put away some knick knacks to give your home a lighter summer look.____ May 19How about a new bath curtain or other bathroom touch ups?____ May 20Check your roof for any damage that occurred over the winter and get any needed repairs.____ May 21Summer vacation is coming. Be sure to have plenty of healthy snacks around to munch on.____ May 22Go through the house and spot clean walls and light switches.____ May 23Take a few minutes to clean the range hood and filters.____ May 24Sweep porches and decks. Wash them if needed.____ May 25If you have outdoor furniture, be sure it is clean, as well as any outdoor pillows.____ May 26If you have not checked your fire extinguishers in a while, do that today.____ May 27Most sunscreens have expiration dates. Check any bottles or tubes you have and buy fresh sunscreen if needed.____ May 28If you have a swimming pool, schedule any needed maintenance.____ May 29Clean the top of your refrigerator. ____ May 30Trade in your old sunglasses, for a new pair.____ May 31World No Tobacco Day. If you smoke, it is a great day to quit. If you don’t smoke, encourage others to do so.
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