It's only a week and a half in to summer break, but it already feels like it's flying by! We are loving having some extra time for adventures and making memories with family and friends, but we also know how important it is to take some time to rest and refresh this summer. That's why we are sharing our five ways to refresh your life and home this season!
1. Purge your pantry and fridge
Summer usually means weekend getaways, camping trips, and days at the beach, that's why we like to make sure that our fridge and pantry is clean and clear of expired or stale items so that nothing is rotting in the crisper while we are soaking up the sun. It also helps us see what options we have at home so that we grab some snacks from the pantry before we hit the road, instead of picking up overpriced items at our pit stops.
2. Refresh your beauty routine
Sunkissed skin often means less makeup, so now is the perfect time to refresh your routine! Go ahead and clean out your makeup bag and toss the items you aren't using this season so you can start fresh in the fall, and make sure that you clean all your brushes and blenders!
3. Sort through your coats and shoes
Now that the cold weather is over, it's the perfect time to clear out your coats and shoes and purge any clutter in that area. Go through item by item and assess if you wore it the past winter season. If the answer is no, then you're probably not going to wear it next year either, so toss em in a box and bring them to your local thrift store. You will feel so free when the seasons change again.
4. Organize your inbox
When we look at our email icon, or open it up and see a mess of emails, we get a jolt of anxiety and that's the last thing you want during the gorgeous summer months! Taking some time to create a filing system in your inbox will feel better then you can imagine. It's a bit of a daunting task, but putting in some extra work to organize those emails will save you a lot of stress this summer.
5. Clean out your phone and do a digital detox
We don't know about you, but we are constantly taking screen shots, filling our camera role with multiples of photos, downloading random apps, and letting our contacts pile up, but clearing up those things on your phone will leave you feeling less cluttered and less distracted. Take the time to delete those multiples and screenshots you can't remember why you snapped, unfollow people whose posts don't bring you joy, and erase the apps that you never use, and then put your phone down a little more this summer while you make memories with the ones you love.
We hope that these little tips will help you refresh this summer and get the most out of this sweet season! Leave a comment and let us know how you like to refresh.
The Refined Ladies
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