Getting Your Home Ready For Summer

With the warmer weather making its way into our lives, everyone is starting to think about summertime – and rightfully so; it’s just around the corner. It’s a fantastic time to get outside and ensure your home is ready for the upcoming season. Here are a few things you’ll want to look for.

Clean around your air conditioner

Before you turn on your summer lifeline, also known as your air conditioner, you’ll want to clean the area around it. Ensure you remove any grass, weeds or dirt that may have built up over the winter and early spring. It’s never a bad idea to have a professional do a quick check-up to ensure that your AC is running up to its optimum potential.

De-clutter your life

Spring is universally regarded as a good time to clean out your home, and shed some of the unnecessary items that may have built up over the colder months. This could mean getting rid of old magazines, clothes or other items that are collecting dust in your home. You can check out our post on feng shui for some helpful tips.

Clean your gutters

Your gutters and downspouts, when working properly, help to collect and divert water away from your home. Blockages can cause damage to your home – so you’ll want to ensure you clean out any of the debris that may have accumulated over the winter. If you’re not comfortable doing this yourself, don’t hesitate to have a professional do it for you.

Check your caulking

Now that winter is behind us, it’s important to check the caulking around your windows/doors. Any visible cracks may let the cold air escape during the scorching summer months, costing you money. This can be a very simple fix. You can purchase all the necessary tools for the job at your local hardware store.

Simple maintenance can mean big savings for your family. What home maintenance projects are you planning on taking on this spring? Tweet us and let us know!