Summer is almost here and that means it is time to get your home ready for those warmer months! Summer is the perfect time to embrace those lazy, warm days where all you want to do is relax with a drink in hand and our top tips on how to get your home ready for summer will ensure you are prepared for the beautiful weather that is fast approaching.
Out with Winter, In with Summer
The first thing that you will need to do as the new season approaches is make your interior space fit the summer seasons. While winter normally encourages darker, warmer colours, once summer arrives you will want to be switching this out for light and bright accessories! For example, you may want to replace candles with fresh flowers instead or exchange your think, heavy winder curtains and duvets for lighter materials, in order to keep the house light and cool. Curtains especially should be changed, as the thick materials that are beneficial in the winter for insulation will cause our house to be dark and overly hot. You can easily find lighter curtains online from sites like Curtains.com who even offer a range of net curtains that are perfect for keeping your house cool during the summer.
Get Ready to Entertain
Everyone loves to spend as much time as they possibly can outdoors when the lovely weather arrives and so you will want to make sure that your outdoor space is ready to entertain! Ensure you have a good blender for those delicious summer cocktails, a great cookbook and some accident proof dishware that you won’t mind people taking outside.
Stock Up on Summer Essentials
In your home, there will be summer essentials that you will need to purchase for those lovely warm days. Make sure your medicine cabinet has sun cream and also aloe vera for any burns you may get. It is also a good idea to get insect repellent if you cannot stand having any bugs coming near you. What’s more, try to have beach towels and a picnic basket ready to go that you can take outside and enjoy.
Tackle Your Shed
Over the winter months, you may find that your shed has gone into disarray and all you can see in the front is shovels, sledges and skis. So, to get your house ready for summer you will need to ensure these items are placed further back, while your summer essentials such as garden tools, lawnmowers and hoses are brought forward, making them easy to access as the summer months approach.
Get the BBQ Ready
A gorgeous sunny day has arrived and you decide to have a BBQ, however, no one wants to be in the position where they then find out in this moment that the BBQ needs a serious scrub! This is the time to give your BBQ a deep clean by disassembling and cleaning it with hot soapy water.