June 2009 Keep-It-Together Checklist Stay calm and in control with Real Simple's easy-to-follow monthly to-do list. Get it delivered to your inbox every month. 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! Swab the deck. Power-wash a wood deck to get rid of mold, which summer humidity can cause to proliferate. Then take advantage of the summer sun and apply deck sealer. done! Honor thy father. Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21. Toast him with a glass of wine or beer. (For a great summer brew, try Blue Moon Belgian White Ale). And treat him to the perfect gift. done! Schedule a dental appointment. You’re halfway through the year, so schedule an appointment for a checkup and a teeth cleaning. Already checked this off your list? Brighten your smile with one of these at-home solutions. done! Score a restaurant discount. Whether you’re enjoying a vacation or a staycation, search restaurant.com by ZIP code to purchase discounted certificates for thousands of places. (A typical offer: You can buy a gift certificate worth $25 for $10.) Or click on the “Cheap Eats” (less than $10 per entre) link at urbanspoon.com to find user-generated recommendations for 70 U.S. cities. done! Host a pool party. Nothing says summer like a little fun with water. If you don’t have a swimming pool, fill an inflatable pool or turn on the sprinkler. done! Stretch your feet. You’re living in your flip-flops—and you have the foot pain to prove it. Learn easy exercises to strengthen your feet. done! Schedule your annual chimney inspection. It will be more difficult to book an appointment in the fall. And you’re more likely to get a discount in the off-season. done! Keep your houseplants watered, even while you’re away. When you head out of town, make sure your potted plants will stay green during your absence by leaving them in a water-filled sink or tub. done! Sip a summer refresher. Upgrade the local lemonade-stand staple with this easy, just-for-grown-ups recipe for a Lemonade Margarita: Mix 2 cups lemonade and cup tequila; garnish with lemon slices. Progress saved Progress SavedYour progress has been saved**You've changed this checklist.**Remember to save your progress.