School’s out for the summer and while I’m definitely excited for warm weather, family trips and laid back weekends, I’m not excited by the mess my kids are going to leave behind pretty much every day. I was all set to do a summer organization post when I had an eye opening first day of summer with the kids home. Yesterday was the last day of school for my teen and tween and they both had friends over for the first sleep overs of the season. I thought I was ready for a house full of girls, all hungry and excited to jump into the pool and celebrate, but then honestly, instead of feeling relaxed and in-the-moment, I ended up feeling a little frustrated about all the wet towels and stuff everywhere. I realized I wasn’t as ready to embrace the summer break chaos as I thought I was. It’s definitely going to be important to find designated space to hang all the gear that comes along with summer fun. We’re talking hooks for towels and hats, baskets and storage for sunscreen, flip flops and water toys. So today I’m sharing summer inspired spaces with tons of great examples for storage and places to stash the stuff of summer!

I love this little cottage mudroom equipped with lots of hooks for tote bags, hats and a little red wagon all packed for a day at the beach.

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This little bunk space is so charming for guests and full of shelves and cubbies for summer gear.

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I love the contrast of the warm wood locker style cubbies against the crisp white ship lap walls. There’s plenty of hooks and towel storage in here.

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A bench with some thoughtfully styled hooks and bins is perfect for catching all the towels and gear.

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There’s something about a striped towel that just says summer.

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Of course it’s great to have a pool-house bath with a dedicated door to the outside. Perfect for drying off before tracking little wet feet all over the house. This open shelving vanity is perfect for stashing extra towels too.

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A little nook by the door equipped with baskets is another stylish way to stash the gear.

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I love this little dedicated outdoor shower space for rinsing off before tracking in all the sand from the beach.

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These bins and towel racks are great for corralling all the pool toys, extra towels and even reading materials.

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