Is Your Home Ready for Summer?

There are several ways to organize a house to avoid the hassle of managing it when the heat sets in.

Summer is FINALLY here but is your house ready?

Getting a house ready for summer is important. To get ready for the heat, many people try to lighten up the tones of their home and clean it from top to bottom to keep it bug-free. In addition, there are several ways to organize a house to avoid the hassle of managing it when the heat sets in.

Declutter

Take the time to go through a home and remove excess items that are old or no longer in use. Owners can store seasonal items in attics, sheds or basements, and create a pile to donate to charity. Decluttering can make a home feel more spacious and make the process of organizing feel less stressful.

In addition to tossing or storing unwanted items, it’s also beneficial to walk through the home and toss old rugs, hand towels, sheets, placemats and curtains that are worn. The same goes for candles, appliances and other household items that have run their course or are no longer in season.

Go lighter

After a home has been cleared of clutter, homeowners can lighten the mood and get into the spirit of summer by replacing dark patterns with lighter, neutral colors. For example, purchasing new soft throw pillows, replacing dark heavy comforters with lighter quilts and putting down new rugs can add an element of coolness to a home, according to The House Designers.

The beginning of summer is also a good time to clean the home from top to bottom and get to areas that may not have been touched since fall or winter. Wash windows, replace the outside glass door with a screen, clean the dust off of ceiling fans and air vents and clean out cabinets, bookshelves and hard-to-reach places. This will not only give owners a sense of accomplishment, but also help reduce dust and grime when air begins circulating through the home. Many individuals use ceiling fans and other types of fans to cool their homes and cleaning it first will prevent dust and dirt from flying around.

Once you finish your interior check out Affordable ways to decorate your home for summer.

Lindsay is the the Senior Manager of Media Engagement for Coldwell Banker Real Estate and manages the brand’s media and social media department. She is also a licensed real estate professional. In 2017, she was named a top 20 social influencer in the real estate industry in the annual Swanepoel 200 power rankings.

Lindsay lives in Livingston, NJ with her college sweetheart and now husband Joe and recently welcomed another Joe into her life as she became a mom in June 2016. Lindsay and her two Joes love spending their time playing with their cat Rory, watching sports and vacationing in Cape Cod.

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