Summer Organizing Tips: How to Store a Hose, Keep Dirt/Sand Out of The House + More

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Summer is a beautiful time of year, but it can also get a bit hectic with the kiddos being home from school and more activities and events happening in and out of your home.

So, take it from our friend and organizing expert Peter Walsh and get ahead of the mess with four of his best tips for the warm-weather season.

1) HANG A BUCKET ON ITS SIDE TO USE AS A HOSE/SPRINKLER HOLDER

Don't just leave your hose or sprinkler laying around in the yard!

Instead, to avoid having a tripping hazard on your hands, Peter suggests attaching an inexpensive bucket to a wall or post with a drill and wrapping your hose or sprinkler around it.

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That way, it'll always be easily accessible and not tangled and messy on the ground.

2) CREATE A HOSE-OFF BOX

To keep his nieces and nephews from tracking dirt and sand into the house, Peter likes to fill a slotted box with river rocks and situate it right by his hose.

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So, before the kids enter the house, they can step in the box and rinse their feet off.

Parents -- you love this one, don't you?

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3) STASH BABY POWDER NEAR THE DOOR FOR GETTING SAND OFF FEET

One of the worst parts of summer is bringing sand home with you from the beach.

Who's with us?

BUT, Peter to the rescue with this fun fact!

"If you sprinkle baby powder on your feet," Peter explains, "the sand drops off your feet instantly."

Mind blown.

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4) USE A RAKE TO HANG BBQ TOOLS

There's never a great place to keep your tools while you're outside by the grill -- and running in and out of your house is not ideal.

Peter's unexpected recommendation? Buy an old rake, cut off the majority of the handle and hang it with a nail somewhere near your grill, like so:

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Then, you can use the tines of the rake to hang your BBQ tools!

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