Still have that reindeer decoration on the roof? It’s time to get organized and change up how you tidy up for the season ahead. Use these tips to get your home ready for summer!
Clean windows and screens
Pesky allergens can easily get caught in your window screen. Before opening up your window to let the sunshine in, make sure you clean everything in advance so that the allergens don’t make it inside your home.
Adjust to a knew maintenance schedule
It’s time to cut the grass, weed the garden, and clean the gutters. Write out a new maintenance routine to get into for the season ahead.
Light and bright
Replace heavy drapes with lighter fabrics to allow more sun into your home. Decorating with flowers and light material will pull together the scents and vibrant colors of the season to create a warm living space.
Look for damage
Now that you are starting to spend more time outdoors, you may notice some weathering on your house from the previous seasons. Take advantage of the warmer weather of summer to fix up what appears broken or damaged.
It’s time to set up your patio and/or outdoor seating area. Wash cushions, furniture, and the grill, and deep clean the deck or patio so you can make the most of your space.
Check your windows and doors—does it look like anything needs resealing? Don’t let your air conditioning literally go out the door this summer. If it doesn’t seem like something you can accomplish yourself, call a professional for assistance.
Ceiling fan direction
Most ceiling fans have the ability to change direction. Clockwise helps heat rise during the winter, but in the summer, you will want your fans running counter-clockwise to keep cool.
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