some time last month, the girls + i collected all our little scraps of papers and important bits and finally wrote out our summer list for this year. as in years past, they are very much looking forward to summer camp, but this year they have opted for a variety of a la carte camps leaving us with a summer of ever-changing schedules and more free time here and there to enjoy.
now that a few weeks have passed and we've made a bit of a dent in the list (our tradition of ice cream fridays started on the first of june), i am recognizing that the list is not so user-friendly when we have a bit of time and interest in doing something. to know me is to know that i love to re-do things - especially lists - if i come up with a better way to manage a list, i am all over it.
all it took was a few of my favorite craft materials - index cards, hole punch, a book ring, and washi tape. we were able to categorize (love) everything and then it was simply a matter of putting my idea to work. i cut 3x5 cards into 1x5 strips, punched a hole in one end, wrote each item on a card. then i wrote the categories on cards and bordered those cards with washi tape* so they would stand out. then everything is put behind its respective category (along with blank cards at the end because you know there will be additions to the list) and put on the ring. once we do something on the list, i put a little washi tape over the end of the card so we can see what we've done and what's left on our horizon.
this method would work great for Christmas lists or something like home repair/to-do lists. it's such a nice small size that fits right in my bag so we have it on hand when the mood strikes, and we can update it at any time. i love sharing good organizational bits. enjoy! xoxo
*my love for organizing with washi tape was pushed over the edge when i read molly's post about moleskines + washi tape. i am all over it, molly. xo