While you may already be dreaming of long, sunshine-filled days in your garden or evening garden parties with your friends and loved ones, it’s important that you first ensure your home is ready for the summer season!
After all, this will give you the perfect opportunity to make the most of the summer without having to worry about maintenance.
Ensure your AC is in good working order.
Your AC can sometimes feel like your lifeline in summer, especially if you’re looking to escape the sweltering outdoor heat! This means that the last thing you want is to find that your AC isn’t working at the time when you need it most. As a result, now is the perfect time to ensure your AC is in good working order.
You should also familiarize yourself with common AC problems, such as having too much refrigerant in your AC line so that you know how to respond quickly when these problems arise.
Do a spot of gardening.
Whether you are planning on hosting a series of garden parties, or simply want to spend more time outdoors this summer, now is the perfect time to get started on your gardening duties. This is because the gardening maintenance tasks you carry out now, such as planting and sewing seeds, will bring greater rewards in summer.
Clean out your gutters.
The summer season is usually the best in terms of weather, with less rainfall. As a result, one way in which you can ensure your home is ready for the summer is by cleaning out your gutters, which may likely be filled with leaves, sticks, and other debris. There are many benefits associated with cleaning out your gutters. For example, not only will it prevent water damage, it will also extend the lifespan of your roof.
Clean your windows.
Cleaning your windows (exterior and interior) is another essential home maintenance task that should be carried out before summer. This is because dirty windows will block natural light from entering your home, meaning you will not be able to enjoy the true benefits of the long, bright days that come hand-in-hand with summer. This is particularly important when you consider the fact that “increased hours of sunlight heighten the brain’s production of the mood-enhancing chemical serotonin.”
Repaint the exterior of your home.
As the weather is much more stable during summer, it’s also the best time of year to repaint the exterior of your home. For example, as it’s less likely to rain, the paint will be able to dry without interruption. While this is not a ‘necessary’ maintenance task, it is a great way to enhance your home’s curb appeal or simply make it look a little nicer.
Declutter your home.
While you will likely have already completed your spring cleaning duties by the time the summer rolls around, you should aim to declutter your home several times a year. This is because clutter can negatively impact your mental and physical health. For example, it can exacerbate allergies and leave you more prone to stress and anxiety.