Saturday, July 12, 2014

Productive Things to Do This Summer

I hate to say it, but I'm getting to the point of summer where I have been feeling lazy and want to get things done. Now I'm not saying I want to go through textbooks and start doing assignments (that would be the day, omg), but a few easy things that don't take much effort or time feel so much better when they're crossed off the mental to do list. Here are 4 productive things to get done this summer!

Clean out and reorganize your computer files
By the end of the year, my laptop is so cluttered with documents and readings that I can never find anything and I end up losing pictures, etc. It takes only a few minutes to clean off your desktop and really makes a huge difference!

Study up on ACT vocabulary
Thanks to Quizlet, studying vocab actually isn't too painful, and actually gets somewhat addictive! For incoming sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school, it's so helpful to get a head start on ACT or SAT vocabulary so you aren't just beginning to review during the school year. 

Go through your closet
If you think my desktop is cluttered, then you don't want to imagine what my closet looks like at the end of the year. Here's a super old post about cleaning out your closet ;)

Make a school supply plan
My absolute favorite thing about going back to school is picking out school supplies, and coming up with a color scheme for my notebooks and binders (oh yes, I'm one of those people). A lot of people wait until the first weekend of school to purchase their supplies, but even just planning out what materials you want to use now can be really useful. 

Don't even get me started on summer reading because I can't think about that yet!


  1. I totally know that feeling! :) Your tips are great.
    I really like to clean out old magazines as well.


  2. I absolutely love this! There's something so wonderful about buying new school supplies... maybe just being organized in general rocks :)


  3. Thanks! I can't wait to clean out my closet - we are having a garage sale next week and I can't wait to get some extra cash for more clothes (of course!)

    xo, Michaela
    The Monogrammed Midwesterner

  4. Also - just mentioned your blog on my new post! Feel free to check it out :)


  5. I love these tips Caroline. I'm definitely at that point in the summer where I'm starting to get bored and cleaning out my closet is something I really need to do :) haha

  6. Great tips! I may actually have to go and do a few of these now (goodness knows it needs to be done)! :)


  7. I need to get to being productive this summer.

  8. You basically just read my mind!
    Ive been in such an unproductive rut but I'm thankfully halfway through summer reading and starting to plan out school supplies. lovely post!

  9. Great points! I've been doing everything to get out of studying for SATs and summer reading but being bored in the summer worst!

  10. Great list Caroline! I love making lists like this of things to accomplish, it makes me feel so productive and great!

    Constance || Prep Northwest

  11. Love this post! I have cleaned out a lot of my closet, and I'm planning on sorting through my Dropbox, documents, and pictures. Feeling organized and refreshed is fabulous!



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