Although it may be a little far off for most of us, the summer is a great time of year. It’s where many of us will be taking a vacation, spending time with the family and enjoying the sunshine. However, like any season, you should prepare your home for the warmer weather.
Check Your Air Conditioning
The summer brings, for some, the highly anticipated summer sun. However, for many, it can also mean very warm nights which can lead to lack of sleep. It’s always useful to check your air conditioning units and to make sure that they’re performing at their best. You might need to look at central air conditioning repair if it’s playing up.
It’s best to do it now to avoid it happening in the peak of summer when you need it the most. So get it checked out before the season begins.
Keep An Eye On Paint Work
Summer is a great time of year to freshen up the paintwork. Any indoor painting will dry a lot quicker, and it can provide the home with a fresh and clean look for the new season. Keep an eye on the paint though just in case cracks start to form from the heat.
It’s always a good idea to wash down and remove any markings from the walls where possible before applying the paint. Think of it as a blank canvas for your painting!
Maintain Your Garden
Plants and anything in your garden will be thriving in summer but only if you keep it maintained. Water your plants and flowers as often as possible and make sure you keep control of the lawn by mowing it regularly. If you want to automate that process, you can use a sprinkler system. Reach this article titled ‘how to take care of your sprinkler system’ if you don’t know much about them. It might also be a good time to fix any broken outdoor furniture so that it looks nice for when you invite guests round for your annual BBQs and get-togethers.
Clear Out Your Wardrobe
Whether it’s just you, you and your partner, or a whole family, it’s a good idea to use the start of summer as a chance to clear out the wardrobe. Preparing your home by having a good declutter of household furniture and clothing in the wardrobe will certainly make a big difference to your home and will also give you the perfect excuse to do a bit of retail therapy!
Protection From The Bugs
The warmer weather can often bring out bugs and all shapes and sizes, so you want to prevent them from getting into your home where possible. Fly and mosquito nets on your windows will help reduce the amount you have to bat off in your vicinity when watching TV. Make sure all your entry and exit points are sealed up and in the event that anything bigger gets in, have a pest control on speed dial.
It’ll soon be the summer again, and it’s always a good idea to prepare your home for a new season before you’re in it. So make a checklist and get cracking on with the to-do list!
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.