I want to show you how I've organized all the supplies for our various summer outings because, honestly, I am really quite excited about this.
You see, as far as families of seven go, we're pretty spontaneous. Not like let's go to Vegas for the weekend spontaneous, but hey, let's go to the beach after church spontaneous. But with all that is already involved in getting 5 young kids out the door and buckled into the van, gathering the things we need for a day trip can be exhausting. So I've collected many of the things I need in pretty little tote bags. I bought three All-in-One Organizers from Jessica of Thirty-One Gifts, but you could use whatever you have handy.
I've got a bag for picnics...
a bag for bonfires...
Obviously I will still need to grab some last minute items, like food for a picnic and towels for the beach, but these bags are a good start and help make dashing out the door for a spontaneous outing a little less hectic!
Here's a glimpse of what kinds of things I have in each bag. I'm sure it will change over time as I think of new things.
I store them all on a shelf in my entry closet, ready to be grabbed on our way out the door.
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