Getting Your Home Ready For Spring and Summer

16 February 2020

Springtime is right around the corner and many people are getting excited about it. What we love even more about the spring is that it is swiftly followed by summer! Following months of cold, wet weather, we could all do with more than a little sunlight in our lives.

During the summer, you are likely to find a number of festivals, garden parties and barbecues that take place as a way to welcome the sun and enjoy its arrival with your loved ones. You want to get your house ready if you are hosting them. Even if you are not planning on hosting any events, you might just want to liven it up. Here, we look at how to get your home ready for the summer.

Have a Big Clean Up

It isn't called a spring clean for nothing! The first step in getting your house ready for the warmer months would be to give it a really good clean from top to bottom - we are talking about a deep clean here. Once you make any changes, you want to get rid of all the dirt, dust, and mould that may have been building up in your home over the last few months. Here are a few tips to help you with your big spring clean:

Declutter: If you don't declutter before you do a big clean, by the time you are done, you may feel like you have not got very far! For this purpose, devote a day or two to get rid of stuff you do not need, depending on how much clutter you have. You might want to apply the Kon Mari principle -if it does not bring you joy or serve a purpose, get rid of it responsibly!

Dust: If you think about spring cleaning, it is more than likely that dust will come to mind. It is so easy for it to build up, especially during the winter months. Use a soft cloth dampened with water or a microfiber duster to dust effectively.

Deep Clean: It's a good idea to get your gloves out and give the areas of your house you have been avoiding all winter a deep clean. Some of the things you might want to target are the curtains, the refrigerator, the shower, the washing machine, and anything else you can think of. Don't forget to give your windows a good polish either. Seeing as the sun shines more often, you want your windows to shine brightly!

Have a Rearrange

One of the best ways to change your home up for the warmer months is to have a rearrange of the rooms. It could be something as simple as moving the sofa, so they are looking out over the garden! If you have a patio or french doors, you might want to consider putting in retractable fly screens so that you can enjoy having them open without the hassle of flies coming into your living space!

Try to open up your rooms as much as possible. This helps spaces feel bigger, brighter, and much more sociable, which is precisely what you want in the summer!

Sort out the Garden

Another way to get your house ready for the summer is to take care of your garden. Give it a new look by planting fresh flowers or growing vegetables. It is also an opportunity for you to refresh your scenery and make your drive or the front of your home look more attractive and welcoming. Also, have a think about outdoor lighting, particularly if you are planning on entertaining outdoors. For example, fairy lighting or lanterns dotted around the garden can create an atmosphere that everyone enjoys.


⠀Our final tip for getting your home ready for the spring and summer is to do a little bit of light redecorating. Get rid of outdated and tired things around the house and replace them with fresh and lively ones instead. For example, you might replace old pillows or refurbish your bedrooms by getting new bedding and soft throws. You may also want to change your curtains and rugs if it is within your budget to do so, as this could add a whole new look to your home.

Getting your home for the warmer months does not need to be expensive or complicated. A few light touches here and there, a few new bits and some time and effort can bring a whole new lease of life to your home.
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