Prepare Your Home For Summer With This Simple Guide

Prepare Your Home For Summer With This Simple Guide
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    Summer begins today, so what better way to make the most of the weather than getting your home preparations out of the way now?

    Let’s face it, if this year is anything like the last, we’re set to have another sweltering summer.

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That means BBQ’s in the garden, hosting parties for family and friends and lots of gardening tasks. With so much going on in your home, it’s only right to ensure it’s fully ready. Follow this simple guide for some useful tips for preparing your home for summer:

Take Advantage of End-of-Season Discounts

No doubt you’ll be seeing plenty of friends and family members come in and out of your house when the weather starts to warm up. Ensure they’re walking into a stylish, clean home by taking advantage of end-of-season discounts.

Believe it or not, there is an abundance of offers and discounts to grab, far beyond just the ones you’ll find in interior design stores (though they’re worth checking out).

Many maintenance and cleaning companies also slash their prices during the lead up to summer and the even slower summer months. Consider getting your carpet cleaned, gutters emptied and windows washed now while the prices are particularly reasonable.

Check Your Air Conditioning

Now is the perfect time to make sure that your air conditioning is in good working order. Nothing will ruin a beautiful summer’s day quite like broken air conditioning in the home.

As a rule, you should be checking over your air-con unit once every three months. However, this is sometimes easier said than done. If you’ve been guilty of neglecting your air conditioning, then service it now!

Replace the air filter, flush out the drains with a cup of bleach and clean off any first from the main unit outside.

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Defend Against Unwanted Pests

Pests usually go into hibernation in the winter months, meaning that they’re out in full force when the sun starts shining. Whether it’s ants, ladybugs, moths, bees or wasps, practically every home has its own form of pest. Prevent them from getting into your home by ensuring it’s properly sealed.

Replace cracked or worn weather stripping on your doors, seal cracks in the kitchen and keep windows closed as much as you can. You should also spray the perimeter of your home with a pesticide. Do this indoors too, paying close attention to windows, sinks and doors. This should stop your home looking so enticing to unwanted pests.

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Clear the Garden

Not only will your guests be entering your home, but it’s likely they’ll be spending an awful lot of time out in the garden. You’ll probably be spending time nurturing your garden during summer anyway, but it’s best to ensure you’ve got a clean slate to work with.

Take a look at the trees and shrubbery around your property and give them a trim. Rake away any debris left from spring and dig up weeds from between the cracks of your patio. You could also give your patio a quick jet wash so it’s sparkling clean when your guests are enjoying a drink out in the sunshine.

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Touch-Up Paint

Touching-up paint isn’t just for aesthetic purposes, although it does make things look more polished and smart. It also protects wood and walls from water and other natural elements. If you don’t top up paint, particularly outdoors, it leaves fences and your garden coffee table vulnerable to the changing weather. Giving your furniture a lick of paint now ensures that it’s prepped for the summer weather and your many visitors.

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