Summer is finally rolling around and that means more time spent outdoors and wearing lighter clothing instead of wrapping up in layers of material. For some, winter is a preferred time of year, however, for many it’s summer and the endless light evening and light mornings to start off the day. Here are some tips to prep your home for the summer ahead.
Do A Deep Clean
A deep clean is necessary when you’re exiting a season and entering a new one. However, it’s not always something a household will do so regularly. With that being said, you might only want to do a deep clean on an annual basis, which is fine too. Cleaning out your home can ensure it’s clutter-free and that you’ve gotten rid of everything that you just don’t need anymore. It might end up giving you some spare cash too if you’ve got anything that’s worth selling.
When doing a deep clean, get the rest of the household involved as they will likely have things that they no longer need too. It can feel very satisfying to get rid of lots too. With a clean and tidy home, you’ve got it ready for when your guests come over to visit.
Get A Fire Pit & Outdoor Furniture
With summer coming, it means a lot more evenings and days spent outside in the garden area of your home. With that being said, you might want to get something like a fire pit to keep you warm and some outdoor furniture to make yourselves comfortable for the day or evening itself. There’s nothing worse than having broken or damaged furniture, or perhaps no furniture whatsoever.
When shopping for outdoor furniture, go for durable materials and the more you can spend on quality, the better. However, that doesn’t always mean you have to pick the most expensive!
Invest In A BBQ
Investing in a BBQ is definitely worth doing if you’re planning on having more time outside and wanting to also dine outside too. With that said, think about getting yourself a BBQ to prep for a few evening meals outside.
There’s also a wide variety of BBQs from the most basic, to the complex and very expensive! Think about your requirements and also a budget that you have to spend.
Prune The Garden
And finally, to make sure your garden is ready for outdoor use, prune it and get it ready for guests. That means getting rid of any weeds that have grown or dead plants and replacing those plants with new flowers or shrubbery. Again, get rid of any broken furniture or décor and get it replaced too. You may want to give the lawn a mow and the bushes a cut back. If you have fences, you may want to paint them in order to give them a bit of an update.
Prepping your home for summer is an exciting time, so use these tips to get it ready for your enjoyment as a household.