The school year is coming to a close. And while our kids are reeling from the excitement of no homework and more playdates, we're busy researching summer camps that will accept last-minute applications. Not surprisingly, we missed the ball on that one.





Oh well, we're just thankful that the longest break of the school year is during the season with the nicest and most predictable weather. As far as we're concerned, "Just go play outside" is a phrase everyone can get behind—from the stir-crazy kid to the mom who needs a break.





But it's important to remember that just because playtime moves outside doesn't mean you should forget about organization. Treat it just like any other playroom! Our core principle when organizing a space meant for kids: It has to be easy. Easy for them to access by themselves, easy for them to put things away, and easy for adults to assist because—let's face it—duty will call.





the pool:





Unless you live in Southern California, where basically every season is pool season, do yourself a favor and store all the pool toys and gear in lightweight bins. This makes it easier to move anything regarding water play to a less-accessible space, swapping them out to make room for back-to-school or winter items as the seasons change.













We suggest deflating floats and beach balls after every use and storing them in stackable transparent bins, with an electric pump nearby. Even though you'll need to re-inflate each time, it takes almost zero effort. We should mention that it's rarely the kids who are tasked with shimmying an EXTREMELY LARGE unicorn float from the back of a garage—it's you. Because of that, we suggest the Sunnylife pump because it’s compact and works for inflatables of all shapes and sizes.













Store pool toys like diving sticks and mermaids in bins and place them on a lower shelf so kids can reach and take the bin back and forth. Make sure to label them so there are no excuses for not knowing where things belong!













If the pool toys are for on-the-go, pack the sets in waterproof pouches, which can be thrown in a beach bag and dropped in the designated bin at the end of the day.













If you have space in the garage, mudroom, or back patio, designate a towel hook for each child to hang their wet swimsuit and goggles, and dry off before heading in the house. If possible, store a backstock of towels nearby so you never run low.

















A weather-resistant cart is another towel storage solution. It can also be used to store bins of sunscreen and pool toys for kids to grab on the way.













the activities:





Containment means everything when it saves you from tripping on a basketball on your way out the door.









Our rule of thumb is to utilize vertical space whenever you can or wherever it makes sense. Larger sporting goods like tennis rackets and baseball bats, along with oddly-shaped toys like jump ropes, nerf guns, and hula hoops, can be mounted on storage racks or on a set of hooks. Specialty storage like an Elfa system is an excellent investment for larger items because it adjusts to your exact needs.













Open baskets and shelving keep balls and gear of all sizes contained, easy to find, and easy to put away.













If you own multiple bikes or scooters, trying to remove just one can feel like you're playing a tough game of Jenga. Instead, use a bike rack to keep bikes, helmets and other accessories from coming to a crashing halt, which will also open up floor space and keep it clutter-free. If you need to maximize your space, mount bikes and helmets on the wall.

















Smaller items like bubbles, toy trucks, or dare we say it, silly string, can be stacked in clear bins and subcategorized with dividers or Smart Store cups. We also like using tiered shelving carts so toys can move with them as they play, making clean-up time more efficient.













the crafts:





When the weather is nice, you know we take full advantage when it comes to arts and crafts. Everything from chalk to paint is more fun al fresco anyway, especially when it means that kids have more freedom to channel their inner Jackson Pollack without their mothers having nervous breakdowns.













The key is to set up systems where kids can grab-and-go. We put together a drawer near the back door with open durable containers to store items like sidewalk chalk and paint supplies that can be removed separately and wiped down as needed.

















If you don't have drawer space, create your own system with solutions that are stackable, lightweight, and slide just like a drawer.













And just in case you encounter some rainy summer days, here are 5 Kid-Friendly Systems For Organizing Toys in the home. You're welcome.





xo, clea + joanna


THE Wooden Hanger Packs

You’ll love our new Wooden Hangers because…

They are the slimmest and sturdiest wooden hangers you’ll ever find (we made sure of it!)They come in two shades (natural or black) in 12 or 30 packs! Matching sets are the simplest way to elevate your closet!They are slip-proof for pants, shirts, dresses, etc!Each hanger can hold up to 90 pounds (aka perfect for storing winter coats, duvets, anything bulky!)They are waterproof and won’t warp (aka you can hang your hand wash items on them to dry!)

Suggested Products
The Home Edit Hanger with Non-Slip Pant Bar, Black, Pack of 12
The Home Edit Hanger with Non-Slip Pant Bar, Black, Pack of 12
The Home Edit Hanger with Non-Slip Pant Bar, Natural, Pack of 12
The Home Edit Hanger with Non-Slip Pant Bar, Natural, Pack of 12

THE Canister Packs

You’ll love our new Canisters because…

They are dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe!You’ll be able to clearly see when you are running low on your favorite snacks!We added an airtight snap lid for added freshness. The snap sound is what ASMR dreams are made of!You can buy them in packs!They stack! They save space! They make life so much easier!

Suggested Products
The Home Edit 3 Piece Canister Edit
The Home Edit 3 Piece Canister Edit
The Home Edit Small Canister, Pack of 6
The Home Edit Small Canister, Pack of 6
The Home Edit Medium Canister, Pack of 4
The Home Edit Medium Canister, Pack of 4
The Home Edit Large Canister, Pack of 4
The Home Edit Large Canister, Pack of 4

THE Label Packs

You’ll love our new Label Packs because…

They are adhesive,water-resistant, and fully removable!Each label features our signature script in crisp white ink!You’ll have a clear guideline of the most common categories in the pantry and general home!

Suggested Products
The Home Edit Clear Pantry Labels, Pack of 24
The Home Edit Clear Pantry Labels, Pack of 24
The Home Edit Clear Home Organization Labels, Pack of 24
The Home Edit Clear Home Organization Labels, Pack of 24

THE XL Bin

You’ll love our new XL Bins because…

They are the same size as two of ourlarge bins! Double the storage, double the fun!They are stackable!Chances are, if you name it, the XL bin can contain it! Sweaters in a closet, stuffed animals in a playroom, just to name a few.

Suggested Products
The Home Edit XL Bin
The Home Edit XL Bin
The Home Edit XL Bin, Pack of 2
The Home Edit XL Bin, Pack of 2

THE Large Drawer

You’ll love our Drawers because…

They offer a drawer solution anywhere you wish you had a drawer!They blend the functionality of stackable storage with the full visibility of a clear bin!You can buy them as a pack of 2!If you decide you no longer need the drawer component, remove the frame and now it’s an open bin!Yes, they stack!

Suggested Products
THE Large Drawer
THE Large Drawer
The Home Edit Large Drawer, Pack of 2
The Home Edit Large Drawer, Pack of 2

THE Kitchen Drawer Edit

You’ll love our new Kitchen Drawer Inserts because…

They are the longer, slimmer version of theinserts (or baby bins)you already know and love!Perfect for silverware, cooking tools, and even colored pencils in a craft drawer!

Suggested Products
The Home Edit 6 Piece Kitchen Drawer Edit, Plastic Storage System
The Home Edit 6 Piece Kitchen Drawer Edit, Plastic Storage System

THE Desktop Edit

You’ll love our new Desktop Edit because…

You can mix and match the different pieces to fit your needs! Includes a base tray, pen holder, 1 small bin, and 1 small bin with a dividerIt’s perfect for storing items you access on a daily basis, whether it’s for supplies on your desk or makeup on your vanity!

Suggested Products
The Home Edit 4 Piece Office Desktop Edit
The Home Edit 4 Piece Office Desktop Edit

THE Office Drawer Edit

You’ll love our new Office Drawer Edit because…

It includes large, medium, and small inserts WITH REMOVABLE DIVIDERS!!You’ll be able to subcategorize your subcategories if needed!The inserts fit perfectly inside our Walmart bins and drawers! So many options!

Suggested Products
Clear Plastic Desk Drawer Organizers - 6 Pack
Clear Plastic Desk Drawer Organizers - 6 Pack

THE Beauty Drawer Edit

You’ll love our new Beauty Drawer Edit because…

It includes 8 Insert Bins: Large (x 2), Medium (2x), Medium with Removable Dividers (2x), and Small (2x)You’ll be able to separate your smaller categories with the dividers (aka never mistake eyeliner for an eyebrow pencil again!)

Suggested Products
The Home Edit 8 Piece Beauty Drawer Edit
The Home Edit 8 Piece Beauty Drawer Edit

THE Hair Tool Organizer & Bin Edit

You’ll love our new Hair Tool Organizer & Bin Edit because…

You’ll no longer have to deal with tangled cords, misplaced combs, etc!It includes a heat-resistant tray, making it possible to store your hot tools as soon as you’re finished using them!It‘s stackable and modular! (We recommend stacking anarrowand alarge binon top where you could store other hair products and accessories!)

Suggested Products
The Home Edit Hair Tool Bin with Silicone Insert
The Home Edit Hair Tool Bin with Silicone Insert

THE Hairband Holder

You’ll love our new Hairband Holder because…

You can place it on your vanity to display your favorite headbands!It also fits perfectly insideThe Home Edit Large Bin!It’s so easy to assemble/disassemble!

Suggested Products
The Home Edit Headband Organizer
The Home Edit Headband Organizer

THE Narrow Bin with Slider Tray

You’ll love our Narrow Bin with Slider Tray because…

You can use the top tray to store the smaller items you need at a moment’s notice without losing access to the contents below!

Suggested Products
The Home Edit Narrow Bin with Slider Tray
The Home Edit Narrow Bin with Slider Tray

THE Hair Accessories

You’ll love our new collection of hair accessories because…

Why wouldn’t you?!Each piece is gentle and slip-proof for all-day wear, and inspired by our love of bright colors and fun patterns!

Suggested Products
The Home Edit Knotted Fashion Headband in Purple Pleated Satin
The Home Edit Knotted Fashion Headband in Purple Pleated Satin
The Home Edit Knotted Headband with Stone Detail in Yellow Satin
The Home Edit Knotted Headband with Stone Detail in Yellow Satin
The Home Edit Wide Knotted Fashion Headband in Bright Pink Satin
The Home Edit Wide Knotted Fashion Headband in Bright Pink Satin
The Home Edit Knotted Headband in Cherry Print on Blue Canvas
The Home Edit Knotted Headband in Cherry Print on Blue Canvas
The Home Edit Braided Satin Headband in Colorful Polka Dot Print
The Home Edit Braided Satin Headband in Colorful Polka Dot Print
The Home Edit Knotted Headband in Lemon Print on White Canvas, 1ct
The Home Edit Knotted Headband in Lemon Print on White Canvas, 1ct
The Home Edit Braided Fashion Headband in Vibrant Green Satin, 1ct
The Home Edit Braided Fashion Headband in Vibrant Green Satin, 1ct
THE Scrunchies
The Home Edit Scrunchies in Yellow Faux Leather and Lemon Print, 2ct
The Home Edit Scrunchies in Yellow Faux Leather and Lemon Print, 2ct
The Home Edit Scrunchies in Blue Faux Leather and Cherry Print
The Home Edit Scrunchies in Blue Faux Leather and Cherry Print
The Home Edit Faux Leather Scrunchies in Light and Dark Purple
The Home Edit Faux Leather Scrunchies in Light and Dark Purple
The Home Edit Scrunchies in Pink Faux Leather and Polka Dot Satin
The Home Edit Scrunchies in Pink Faux Leather and Polka Dot Satin
THE Hair Clips
The Home Edit Jaw/Claw Clips in Solid Light Blue and Cherry Print
The Home Edit Jaw/Claw Clips in Solid Light Blue and Cherry Print
The Home Edit Jaw/Claw Clips in Solid Pink and Polka Dot Print
The Home Edit Jaw/Claw Clips in Solid Pink and Polka Dot Print
The Home Edit Jaw/Claw Clips in Solid Yellow and Lemon Print
The Home Edit Jaw/Claw Clips in Solid Yellow and Lemon Print
The Home Edit Jaw/Claw Clips in Shades of Light and Dark Purple
The Home Edit Jaw/Claw Clips in Shades of Light and Dark Purple

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