Summer is upon us, here are some tips on how to prepare your home for the summer season. With the hot and humid weather on its way, it’s important to get your living space ready for the heat. Whether it’s decluttering, cleaning, or just making your home more comfortable, I’ve got you covered. So, tune up, grab your lemonade and let’s get started!
Summer Preparation – De-clutter:
The first step to preparing your home for summer is to declutter. Go through your closets and cabinets and get rid of anything you haven’t used in a year. I mean it, ladies – if you haven’t worn those shoes or used that kitchen gadget in a year, it’s time to let it go. Trust me, the extra space will do wonders for your mood and make life in your home feel more open, airy and inviting.
Next, it’s time to prepare to get ready for summer with a deep clean. Dust those fans, scrub those floors, and wash those windows. You’d be surprised how much cooler and fresher your home can feel just by cleaning it from top to bottom. And while you’re at it, switch out your heavy winter bedding for something lighter and more breathable, like cotton.
Warm Weather – Air Conditioning Maintenance:
Make sure your air conditioning system is in good shape before the summer heat hits. Hire a professional to inspect and clean your unit, or if you’re handy enough, clean the filters and vents yourself. Trust me, you don’t wanna be stuck in a sauna-like home this summer with a busted air conditioner!
Finally, freshen up your decor with some summery touches. Swap out heavy curtains for lighter ones, add some pops of bright color with accent pillows and a fresh vase of flowers. And don’t forget to add some outdoor fairy lights and lanterns to your backyard. They’re the perfect ambiance for summer night gatherings.
If you’re planning to spend time outside this summer, make sure your house or backyard is safe for the family. Inspect your deck or patio for rot or cracks and weather-worn stairs. Clean your grill and check to ensure it’s still in good working condition. Also, if you don’t already have a first-aid kit, now is a good time to put one together with essentials like bug spray, band-aids, sunscreen, and insect repent.
Give Your Yard Some TLC
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy outdoor activities, and your yard should be ready for it! Take the time to give your yard some TLC, starting with a good cleanup to get it looking beautiful. Water your garden regularly and make sure the drainage system is in good working condition. Trim your trees and shrubs and create shaded areas for relaxation, and be sure to maintain your lawn for a fresh and healthy summer look.
Control the Humidity
Summer can bring in high humidity levels in some areas, and keeping humidity controlled in your home can provide comfort and energy efficiency. Install a dehumidifier in areas like the basement, attic, and laundry room. This will not only offer relief from moisture but also preventing damage to your flooring, furniture, and walls.
Create Insulation Barriers
Adding proper insulation can create a barrier between your home and body and the outside world, keeping your home energy-efficient. Investing in good insulation and sealing air leaks can reduce the amount of hot air entering and cold air escaping from your home and body. This not only reduces the load on your air conditioning system but also makes your home and body more comfortable.
Summer-proof Your Home
Summer storms can sometimes bring in severe winds, rain, and even floods, which can cause damage to your home. Check your windows and doors for any leaks, blockages, or cracks. Clear the gutters of any debris, and ensure downspouts flow away from the foundation of your home. You can also install storm shutters or hurricane-proof windows to protect your home from severe weather conditions.
As you get your home ready for summer, it’s best to have a plan in place because summer can often come with its fair share of challenges. The summer season does not only mean hot weather, but it also means outdoor activities, storms, floods, and other potential hazards. By taking the right steps to prepare your home for summer, you can feel confident that your home will stay efficient, comfortable and be able to weather the season with ease. Remember to get your air conditioning system serviced, give your yard some TLC, control the humidity, create insulation barriers, and summer-proof your home. These tips will help you enjoy the season and keep your home in top condition at the same time.
There you have it, ladies – my top tips for preparing your home for summer. Whether you’re hosting a backyard or beach BBQ or just relaxing indoors, these tips will help keep you comfortable, organized and safe this season. Remember, summer is all about having fun, so let’s make sure your home is ready to welcome it!