So we’ve all been ready for summer since January, but what about our houses? Before you throw on your flip flops and head to the beach, keep in mind there are a few things you’ll want to take care of around the house in preparation for the warm summer months. Not sure where to start? Well, here are our 4 tips to get your home ready for summer!
#1: Wash Your Windows
Winter weather can leave a layer of grit, grime, and dirt on your windows. To get your home ready for summer and to let all that glorious sunshine in, give your windows a good cleaning. Make sure you scrub both the inside and the outside. You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes.
#2: Have Your HVAC System Serviced and Cleaned
Getting ready for summer means getting ready to stay cool as the temperatures rise, especially in your home! So, in preparation of those hot summer days, make sure your HVAC unit is working perfectly! It’s a good idea to have it cleaned and inspected each year. Summer is a great time to get this done. Additionally, check on your AC condenser! This is the unit located outside your home. It can get really dirty and gummed up with leaves and other debris during the winter months. So, make sure you clean away any debris on and around the condenser. Have it inspected by a pro to also keep it running efficiently all summer long.
#3: Prepare Your Patio
Getting ready for summer and getting ready to spend more time in the backyard of your home go hand in hand! Just as you would spend time spring cleaning the inside your home, you should give your patio some attention this time of year too. Then once it’s clean, it’s ready at a moment’s notice to entertain! To clean your patio, a good sweeping and washing should do the trick. To take things a step further, use a pressure washer to really blast away dirt and grime without having to use harmful chemicals. Plus, it’s a ton of fun!
#4: Tidy Up Your Yard
A healthy summer lawn starts in the spring, but winter often leaves your lawn bare and colorless. This is the best time to examine your landscaping and do some damage control. The first step to getting your lawn ready for summer is to clean up the leaves, twigs, and other debris that have gathered around the outside of your home over the winter. Then, follow this up with water and fertilizer. You’ll be on your way to a healthy, lush yard for the summer! For more ways to spruce up the outside of your home, read our 4 Simple Ways to Improve the Curb Appeal of Your Home blog post.
Cheers to Summer!