Summer is almost here, and if you want to go outside and enjoy some fresh air, there are a few things that need preparation. Not only do you need to clean your home and prepare your garden, but you also need to prepare yourself.
Prepare your wardrobe, your skin, and a few other things at home that will make summer more enjoyable.
1. Clean Up Your Garden
We don’t just mean mowing the lawn or trimming away the overgrown branches on your trees. It’s time to remove leaves, broken branches, hedges, flowers, and anything else that blocks sunlight. That way you can enjoy your garden in all its glory.
2. Clean Everything in the House
Well, not everything, but it’s time to do some spring cleaning inside the house. Look around and see what you can throw away or give away (don’t forget about donating). It feels great just removing things that you don’t need anymore.
3. Get rid of all the dust and spiderwebs
Cleaning the inside of your house is a good thing, but don’t forget about those nooks and corners where dirt accumulates. Take a look around and see what you can clean with a cloth or perhaps an old toothbrush. Remember to go as much as possible in those places that are hard to reach.
It’s probably one of the most tiring things you can do, but dusting every corner in your house is a must for summer. If not, there will be too much dust accumulating and you don’t want it to affect your summers, right?
4. Prepare Your Wardrobe
You need to have a good summer wardrobe, so go through it and see what you can throw away or give away. This doesn’t just mean throwing out things that are too small — the goal is to remove everything you don’t use anymore, even if it still fits perfectly.
5. Prepare Your Skin
There’s nothing worse than dry and irritated skin at the height of summer. So now is the time to prepare your skin for those hot days ahead. Try to remove all the dead skin cells so you have healthier, smoother skin.
It will help if you exfoliate your body once a week, as well as take care of your face twice a day (morning and night).
6. Check Your Home System
Your air conditioning, refrigerator, and all other appliances need to be checked before the summer. We know it’s a lot of work, but you’ll be glad you did it so there will be no problems in the height of summer.
If you have an old furnace at home, it’s time to consider a professional furnace replacement. New models are much more energy-efficient and sturdy, so they will save you money in the long run. Just think of all that cold air you can produce when summer comes!
7. Check Fire Safety
This one is an obvious step, but you’ll still need to check your smoke detector and fire extinguisher to see if they’re working properly.
Also, check the batteries in your smoke detector and change them if needed. The last thing you need is a false fire alarm at the height of summer.
8. Prepare Your Plans for The Summer
Summer is the time of year when you’ll get to enjoy some quality time with friends and family, so prepare everything that you need to be comfortable outside your house. Pack your deck, sun chairs, umbrellas, coolers, etc. You can even consider spending a day at the beach if there’s one nearby.
You’ll also need to prepare your summer workout routine if you want to look good in that new bathing suit. We know it sounds hard, but at least there are plenty of healthy smoothies and juices for weight loss, which can help you keep up with your diet even during the summer.
9. Prepare For the Heat
It’s time to check all your windows and doors, as well as seal them up so that heat can’t get in through any cracks or openings. If you need help, then you should contact a professional company that does this work. They will also take care of setting up screens if you want to leave your windows open.
10. Prepare Yourself
And lastly, the most important step ⏤ prepare yourself for those hot days. Get plenty of rest and water as summer will be very tiring for you! If not, then at least have a cold bottle of soda or juice next to you as you go through those sweltering days. Oh, and don’t forget to apply sunscreen every time you go outside.
Although it sounds like a lot of work, all this preparation will make the summer much more enjoyable! Now that you know everything you can do at home before summer comes, spare yourself some time and go through each step one by one until you and your house are properly prepped up.