Print Email June 2011 Keep-It-Together Checklist Stay calm and in control with Real Simple's monthly to-do list. Sign up to have a manageable list of 4 tasks delivered to your inbox every week. Save this checklist! Progress Saved Your progress has been saved **You've changed this checklist.** Remember to save your progress. See Your Saved Checklists | All Checklists done! Update your decor with a splash of color. When we leap into a new season, it's only natural for us to get bored of our home's decor. It's normal to want to introduce new colors, textures, and prints into our decorating style. And it's also a problem that can be resolved rather easily. For example, paint is a simple and affordable way to transform a space in your home. Adding a splash of color to single items (chairs, mirrors, windows) will enhance and customize your décor—without breaking the bank. done! Organize your jewelry. Say goodbye to missing earrings and tangled strands. done! Refresh the air in your home. All you need is a few household staples to quickly create a pleasant, natural scent. done! Frame your favorite photographs. It’s easy to forget about the precious snapshots living on your hard drive. Use these simple framing suggestions and put your favorite pictures on display. done! Start planning an affordable summer vacation. Before finalizing your travel plans, use these 10 easy tips to plan a less costly getaway. If you’re traveling by air, take off from a smaller airport for major savings. If you're planning a cruise, choose a port that is closer to home. Now is the time to start using websites with deep discounts on rental cars and monitoring Twitter for travel-related sales to make your vacation more affordable. And that means more money to spend on dining out and souvenirs once you get there! done! Switch to fluorescent bulbs. These eco-friendly bulbs are not only more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs, but they also last longer. done! Organize your children’s artwork. Collected a mass of arts and crafts throughout the school year? Use these simple tips to choose what to display and what to store for safe-keeping. done! Makeover your medicine cabinet. Get rid of expired medication and make sure you have plenty of antibacterial and Band-Aids on hand in case of a first-aid emergency. done! Speed-clean your pantry. Open boxes, cans piled high, and a wide variety of spice jars can make cleaning out your pantry seem overwhelming. But organizing your cabinets really isn’t as difficult as it seems and it’s the perfect time to perform a much-needed mini-makeover. Now’s the time to fill those cupboards with healthy, good-for-you options. Start by emptying and categorizing goods, cleaning the shelves, and restocking. Before you know it, your pantry will be mess-free and easy to navigate. done! Tackle an outdoor project. With the weather getting warmer, take those do-it-yourself home ideas outdoors with some easy makeover ideas. done! Toss your old makeup. Unfortunately, your favorite cosmetics have a shelf life. Use this guide to decide what to keep and what to replace. done! Zap water rings from your coffee table. Unsightly water rings can make a beautiful piece of furniture look old and worn, but the marks can be removed quickly with minimal elbow grease. done! Start a simple DIY decorating project. Give your home a fresh new look with stylish DIY ideas. Easy, affordable, and done-in-a-day (or weekend) projects. Need some inspiration? Simple projects like decorating with kids’ crafts, sprucing up the hallway, creating tidy shelving in the bathroom, or updating your sofa can instantly revive your space. done! Speed-clean your car. Clean the interior of your automobile in preparation for those upcoming summer road trips. done! Make more space in your kitchen. Think DIY shelving: An old ladder not only looks nice, but also creates essential extra space. done! Treat yourself to an at-home spa day. Save money and still treat yourself to some TLC by whipping up homemade beauty products. Progress saved Progress SavedYour progress has been saved**You've changed this checklist.**Remember to save your progress.