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Summer is nearing soon and you want to prepare your home. It doesn’t mean spending a lot of money or redecorating your home to do so. Below are 7 tips to prepare your home for the summer with just minor adjustments.
Get Rid of the Heavy Stuff
With summer coming, you’ll want to rid your everyday surroundings of heat inflicting items. You want a cooler, breezier home, so it’s time to get rid of the heavy draperies, blankets, and space heaters.
Instead, replace these with light curtains or sheer curtains. Replace dull colors such as the brown bed set with a bright, cheery color. This is the time for light and bright colors to illuminate the home.
Create a Flow of Fresh Air Throughout the Home
Nothing beats fresh air circulating throughout your home. Open the windows and make sure to inspect your window screens so no outside bugs and pollutants get in your home.
Houseplants are another great way to circulate clean air. You can place small houseplants in ceramic pottery throughout the home. Also, consider purchasing an air machine to keep the air clean, especially if you stay in a heavy pollinated area.
Perform Regular Maintenance on Your Refrigerator and Freezer
You’ll want to keep your fridge and freezer running at its best. Take the time to clean the condensing coils on the back and underneath of the unit. As you keep the windows and doors open to allow air in your home, be sure to re-clean these a few times a month.
Also, let the unit defrost so no ice gets stuck inside and limits the cooling capacity. This helps you keep drinks cool and popsicles icy!
Rotate the Fans
Many people are not aware that most ceiling fans have two cycles it can run: counterclockwise and clockwise. In the winter, you’ll run it clockwise so it pushes the heat down to the floor and circulates. However, in the summer months, you want it to run counterclockwise so it lifts the cool air towards the ceiling and evenly circulates.
Change Up Your Closets
Now that it’s warmer, it’s time to ditch the winter gear … hint boots and winter furs. Now is the time to get out your shorts, t-shirts, flip-flops, linens, and sundresses. Place all winter gear in storage totes. If you don’t have a basement, attic, or other storage space available, get slim storage bins that can go underneath beds or store in the closet on the floor. Then stack your shoes on top.
Freshen the Linens
The summertime is the best time to freshen towels and sheets. After washing, hang them outside to dry on a line on a nice sunny day. This will help you save money as well and keep your home cooler.
Keep Bugs at Bay During the Summer
Opening the windows and doors to let in the fresh air means you are also potentially letting bugs in as well! To help keep them at bay, rather than spraying bug spray all day, consider using essential oil diffusers with oils such as citronella, lavender, basil, thyme, or peppermint. These oils naturally repel bugs such as mosquitos and bees.
See Also: 6 Genius Essential Oil Tips
Wrapping It All Up
As you can see, it doesn’t take much to prep your home for the warm months ahead. You can change up the look and feel of any room with something as small as ceramic pottery from Snazzy Imports.
What do you do to prepare your home for summer?