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Freshening Up The Home In Time For Summer

For a lot of us, the weather is already changing and we’ve had some nice, sunny days out so far, so it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that summer is on its way. You want to make sure that your home is ready for the heat so that you can enjoy the change in weather as best as possible, rather than having to try and get it ready when the weather’s already so hot and stuffy.

Below, we’re going to look at six of the changes that are going to make the most difference in helping your home acclimate to the heat as best as possible.

Freshening Up The Home In Time For Summer

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Get your entrance looking great

If you’re like a lot of people, then you’re going to be a lot more likely to invite some friends or neighbors to hang out during the summer when the weather is fine. If that’s the case, you want to make sure that your home gives the welcome that it should. You can improve your home’s entrance in a lot of ways, be it by repainting the door, hanging some plants to its side, or even adding a little bit of outdoor lighting to keep it looking bright, warm, and inviting in the evening.

Time for the spring clean

It is spring, after all. If you haven’t already gone through the home in an organized, detailed clean, then now may very well be the time to. It’s not just easier to clean up when the home is bright and every speck of dust is easier to see, it’s also much better for your health. The more heat, the more moisture can build in the air, making dust and dirt more likely to stick to surfaces, which can decrease the air quality of the home, overall. Take the time to plan out a spring clean. You don’t have to do it all at once, either. You can clear the home room by room.

Maximize the light

There’s a lot more natural light to welcome into the house, as the sun stays in the sky for longer, and this can impact the feel of your home, making it feel brighter, more welcoming, and a lot more spacious. You just have to make sure that you’re letting it in. You don’t need to add any new windows or openings, simply make sure that you’re maximizing the light by using lighter window treatments, brighter colors, and the right placement of reflective surfaces to help the light bounce around the room.

Don’t get beat by the heat

Of course, your comfort is the most important thing when it comes to getting the home ready for summer. The heat is going to be coming and you want to make sure that you’re repaired, so start by getting a heating and cooling company out to check our air conditioning and ventilation to make sure that it’s up to par. You might also want to look at adding some ceiling fans to ensure that there’s good airflow even when you’re not relying on the AC.

Get ready for more time in the garden

Given that the sun’s going to be out in force, you’re not likely to be spending all of your time in the garden. As such, you should make sure that your garden’s ready to welcome you. If you haven’t already started, then now is the time to get to maintain your garden on a more regular basis. Make sure that your gardening tools, especially your lawn mower, are in good condition, and make a schedule for mowing, weeding, and clipping bushes, and think about what large-scale jobs you might want to do in the garden.

Make a space to relax

One of those larger-scale jobs worth thinking about is setting up your backyard for evening dining and entertainment. If you want to spend more time out there, then creating a pleasant, clean, and welcoming space to do just that can be a wise move, indeed. The right cover from the sun, good seating, and the addition of things like lighting and maybe even a little heating to make it easier to stay out as the sun goes down can help you get a lot more use and value out of your garden.

The tips above are going to make your home a much more pleasant place to be around, not to mention make it a safe haven from the heat when you need it. Having somewhere cool to relax is good for your health, after all.

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Jess Benoit

Jess is a homeschooling mama of 3, wife, gamer, Whovian, Nerd

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