1. Household--I listed every single drawer, closet, shelf, and area that I wanted to clean out and reorganize. I also listed things like deep clean the refrigerators, wash windows, wipe ceiling fans and other cleaning tasks that I don't do on a weekly or even monthly basis.
2. Children's Rooms--This list includes cleaning out their closets and drawers, and removing toys that they have outgrown.
3. School--This list includes cleaning out the schoolroom and preparing for the next school year.
4. Projects--Here I have listed projects like scrapbooking, mending, Bible verse book for Leah, and letter writing list.
5. Places to Go--All of the places we want to make sure we visit this summer (locally)---the library, splash pad, book mobile, HealthWorks children's museum.
6. Hospitality--I listed people to visit (elderly and shut-ins), people to invite over to swim and play, and people to take a meal to.
Under each category I have very detailed, very specific items to accomplish. My three older children have each made their own Summer Productive List which includes productive things that they can do in their rooms (like clean out drawers, shelves, and closets). Each morning after our Bible lesson and regular chores, we set a timer for 30 minutes and everybody works on their productive list. Some days I will assist the children in their rooms, and some days I will work alone on my list. I also am working on my summer list at least one other time during the day. I hope to work on the list three times a day on most days.
Making the master summer list, and then making the time to work on it each day works for me!
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