Top Tips: How to get your home summer ready
Eight ways to get your home ready for the summer
Flowers are flourishing, the days are longer, and gin and Pimm’s are at the top of any drinks menu – summer is most definitely coming! To mark the change in the season, we’ve taken a look at some of the best ways to get your home ready for the warmer weather.
Whether you’d like to home a handful of your favourite succulents or prefer vases overflowing with seasonal flowers, adding a touch of the outdoors to your home is the perfect way to freshen up your abode in time for the summer. If you’re interested in more tips on brightening up your abode with greenery, you can also check out our blog on bringing nature into your home.
Nothing feels more summery than sunlight flooding your home from the early morning. Replace your heavy curtains with something lighter, take some time to wash all of the windows and glass doors, and make the most of all that extra vitamin D!
The time for thick, woolly rugs is behind us so roll up the winter mats and store them away until the return of the colder months. This is also the ideal time to give the flooring throughout your home a good clean – whether that’s mopping the bathroom tiles, pulling out furniture so you can hoover behind it, or hiring a professional cleaner to tackle the carpets in the lounge.
We all naturally feel more productive when the weather is nice, so why not make the most of this time and organise your home. Store away those bulky winter clothes, reorganise your dresser and get your kitchen utensils BBQ ready – there’s plenty of ways to get your home feeling ready for summer! For more ideas, you can take a look at our 10 easy ways to organise your home.
Looking for ways to change up the feel of your home without having to completely redecorate? Add some colour! Whether you want to treat yourself to some neon sofa cushions, traditional gingham cloths for your outside table or swap out your current artwork for something bolder – the choice is yours! You can also check out our how-to guide for tips on brightening up your home for the warmer weather.
If you use fans (ceiling or otherwise) to cool down in the warmer weather, it’s time to give them a clean! The blades tend to gather plenty of dust throughout autumn and winter when they’re not in use, so it’s definitely worth wiping them down. Top tip: if you find that your freestanding fan is just pushing around warm air, put a bowl of ice in front of it and turn on to max. Air conditioning on a budget!
Do you have a balcony, terrace or garden at home? If so, now is the time to get your outside space in order. Scrub down the floors, clean the BBQ and tend to your plants – you’ll soon find yourself feeling extra ready for summer! Want some ideas for making the most of your outside space? Check out our six ways to make the most of your balcony!
Summer brings with it an abundance of wildlife and you may want to help out the locals by fitting birdhouses or butterfly hotels in your garden. However, this is also the time to check for any insect nests that may be lurking outside; you can keep the creepy crawlies away from key rooms like the kitchen by taking precautions such as adding a fresh layer of caulking to your windows and doors.
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