You may not know it, but days are getting even longer, and the temperature is rising. This is mainly because summertime is coming. We all love listening to the birds perched outside the windowsill, the run that rises above the tree line in the morning, or our favorite nook that baths in the light of the afternoon. We certainly love the feeling that only summer days can bring.
Since summer is coming, why can’t we make the most out of it? The following are what you need to do to make your home summer-ready:
Trim the Trees
Clean your yard and start by cutting the long branches of the trees. Summer is the best time to prune to keep the shrubs and trees attractive and healthy. You can handle the trimming yourself, or you can just hire experts to do the job for you.
Before the weather turns hot, you have to make sure that your windows are washed and cleaned. Keep the dirt and fingerprints from showing, especially when the sun shines through them. You can do this by giving your windows a quick clean.
Clean the Gutters
Clean all debris and leaves from the gutters. It also helps to look for leaks and breaks in the downspouts and gutters.
Clean your Light Fixtures
Leaving your doors and windows open to allow fresh air can cause dust, dirt, and bugs to collect. Make sure to give all light fixtures quick but deep cleaning. Do this by wiping the outside and inside of the shade.
Deep-clean the BBQ
No one has to wait for the summer to finally fire up your grill. An instant but deep and thorough scrubbing will get the grill ready and clean for crispy tacos, juicy burgers, and those delicious and perfectly grilled vegetables.
Before getting started, you need to set the BBQ to higher heat, then let this run for about 10 minutes to make scraping off gunk easier within the cooking box. You then need to disconnect BBQ and allow the grill to cool so that you can easily remove the burners, drip trays, and grates completely.
Use Lighter Bedding
Just like your clothing, summer could also mean changing beddings. Change to lighter bedding. It’s time to ditch those thick duvets, wool blankets, and flannel sheets and use breezier cotton. But it helps to keep a light throw nearby just in case the night gets cold. You can completely switch up your bedroom’s look by exchanging decorative pillows or changing the colors of the bedding.
Change the Smoke and The Detector Batteries
Changing batteries in detectors and smoke alarms should be done at least once a year. You better do this to prepare your home for the summer. Replace those batteries of units that are no longer functioning properly. This can surely be a lifesaver, so ensure that you will not skip this.
Clean the Patio Furniture
The patio furniture is one of those things that is hit hard during winter. It is, therefore, crucial to clean your outdoor furniture using safe cleaners and solutions. As soon as you make your chairs and tables sparkling clean, bring out those outdoor throw pillows and chair cushions to punch up colors as well as the comfort.
Switch Around Home Décors to Achieve Fresher Look
Some people may have enough money to spend on changing their décor items completely with the season. However, we do not need to spend a lot to change their look. You can just consider moving certain pieces to another part of the house or room or changing the furniture’s configuration. You will be in awe to see how looks change with this mix-up. You can finish off with fresh flowers put in a vase, and you are all set for the summer.
Prepare your AC
Summer can be too hot. Preparing your AC unit is one way of making your home summer-ready. Make sure also to change the filters and perform some basic inspections to ensure that your home’s cooling system is in top shape and excellent working condition. This step will also make sure that your place is comfy and cozy when the weather gets warm.
Do these ways, and you and your family will surely enjoy the summer and make the most out of this warm season.