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 that 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. Let in the sunshine by cleaning all of the windows in your house, both inside and out. You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes.
#2: Have Your HVAC System Serviced and Cleaned
You definitely want to stay cool this summer, so make sure your HVAC unit is working perfectly! It’s a good idea to have it cleaned and inspected each year, and summer is a great time to get this done. Your AC condenser is outside your house and can get really dirty and gummed up with leaves and other debris, especially during the winter months. Make sure to clean any debris on and around the condenser, and have it inspected by a pro to keep it running efficiently all summer long.
#3: Prepare Your Patio
Just as you would regularly vacuum the floor and dust your furniture inside your house, you should keep your patio clean so it’s ready at a moment’s notice to entertain. Give the patio a good sweeping and washing. A pressure washer is another great way to blast away dirt and grime without harmful chemicals, and 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 preparing your lawn for spring is to clean up the leaves, twigs, and other debris that have gathered over the winter. Follow this up with water and fertilizer, and you’ll be on your way to a healthy lush yard for the summer!
Thanks for reading this week’s Theory Thursday! Cheers to Summer!