Getting your home summer ready

Getting your home summer ready

Admittedly, with the “beast from the east” and the more recent “mini beast from the east” hitting our shores the idea of sorting the house out for summer seems a topic that should be scheduled for a few months time, yet, it’s important to remember we’re almost at the end of March meaning Spring is upon us (contrary to how the weather has been of late) and therefore summer garden parties are just around the corner. YAYY! 

So grab a pen and paper, because I’m going to prepare you and your home for a season of social BBQs, family gatherings and summer evenings soaking up the warmer air!

Read: Turn your home into a haven for mindfulness.

Spring Clean

Spring wouldn’t be Spring without the traditional Spring Clean. Give your house and garden a good going over with these 3 pretty easy, but time consuming steps. 

Firstly, de-clutter! 

Sort through all your items and work out what you really use, rarely use and never use! From the 3 piles, determine where to store for easy access, hide from day to day life and dump from your home. If you’re sorting out your clothes, determine what should be given away, stored for winter or kept in close proximity.

Remember, you don’t need to get rid of the items that hold particular sentimental value. You just need to find a suitable home in a more organised manner.

Secondly , organise and order. 

I mean the paperwork you actually need. Mortgage papers, utility bills and insurance documents. Store them in a styled way, but hidden from day to day. Folders are a great way to keep them neat, tidy and looking good.

Thirdly, clean! 

And I mean clean! The carpets, curtains, soft furnishings and more. All those little bits that don’t really get seen to on the usual cleaning day. If you’re feeling lazy, or want a professional touch, don’t be scared in calling the big boys. They can really undertake a deep clean (e.g. steam the carpets). 

Read: Bedroom storage to de-clutter your space. 

Building Work 

Within the next few weeks we’ll see skips blocking driveways up and down the country, indeed, it’s the busiest time of the year for undertaking major building work.  If you’re taking on a major project you might want to check out Bryson Products as they are one of the most convenient on-line retailers of all the equipment you’re likely to need.

This time of year is a great time to undertake building work, presuming the snow doesn’t come back and hamper your progress – you’ll have everything in shape for the summer. 

Garden Overhaul 

Never forget your garden when getting summer ready. Winter is a time that pretty much necessitates horticultural neglect whereas Spring is the time of awakening and preparing for those all important garden parties, barbecues and picnics on the lawn.  Now is the best time to start tending to your garden, particularly in terms of planting flowers for the summer. 

What do you do to get ready for summer? 

Any tips that should be added to this post? 

As always, let me know in the comment section below!