When spring comes around, it is time to start thinking about getting your home prepared for the warmer months. While winter is all about staying warm and cozy, you want a fresh and airy feeling during the summer.
If you’re ready for a home worthy of fresh lemonade and garden parties, follow this quick guide.
The first step is to go through your household items and get rid of anything you no longer wish to hold onto. Take it one room at a time, so you don’t overwhelm yourself, and use four boxes as you go, with one labeled ‘keep’, one ‘throw’, one ‘donate’, and another ‘maybe’. Having a ‘maybe’ box eliminates wasting too much time thinking about one item – you can always decide later!
Purchase Fresh Storage
Once you’ve decluttered, it’s time to put everything away. After the holiday season and January-blues buys, the chances are you have more items than you did last summer. That’s OK, as long as you have the storage to keep a tidy space!
Have a look around for new cabinets and drawers for your household items, and use Home Depot coupons to save money on your purchases. By doing this, you’ll have a clutter-free home in no time.
Deep Clean the Windows
During the winter, curtains are closed more often than not, meaning most windows will have been neglected. To embrace the warming light that comes with summer, get your gloves, cloth, and spray out and get to work on deep cleaning your home’s windows. You could even go the extra mile and use a steam cleaner!
Add New Plants
Spring and summer are all about life, so embrace that by purchasing a new plant for your home. A large money tree would look great in an entrance hallway, or you could go for a more subtle look and decorate your home office with small cacti.
Freshen Up the Garden
You’ll probably spend more time in the garden over the summer, so get outside and make it a space worth hanging out in. Pull out the garden furniture, de-weed the plants, and plant new flowers to create a space that blooms over the warmer months.
Dust the Ceiling Fan
While you most likely cranked the heating up during winter, now it’s time to prepare for soaring temperatures. The last thing you want on a sunny day is to be sprayed with dust and spend the rest of the day sneezing, so don’t forget to dust the ceiling fan during your clean!
Change the Bedding
Before the days turn too hot, put your winter bedding and place a lighter comforter onto your bed. This way, you’ll avoid sweating throughout the night under bedding that’s far too thick.
While tidying is usually seen as a chore, getting your home prepared for summertime can actually be a revitalizing and therapeutic activity. Plus, once you’ve finished, you can sit back with an ice-cold drink and relax in your sparkling fresh home.