Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Handy Tips To Help Get Your Home Ready For Summer

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Have you already done your spring cleaning? If you have, you’ll be all ready to get your house ready for summer. Not only is spring a fantastic time to deep clean your house, but it’s also the perfect season for home maintenance. There is probably a lot to do in your home before summer arrives. Not sure what you should be doing? Don’t worry; this guide will help you! Here are five tips for getting your home ready for summer.

Replace Any Old Windows
Replacing windows is one of those jobs that we tend to sit on for a long time and never get round to. Now that the weather is getting better, it’s perfect for hiring someone in to help you get rid of old windows and install new ones. You don’t need to replace every single window in your home all at once. It is often better to do them in stages. You could do one side of the house every spring until they are all done. If you are planning on getting new windows, flick through a brochure before you pick a style. There are different ones to pick from, including casement windows and sash windows.

Bring Summer Inside
Possibly the easiest way to get your home ready for summer – bring pot plants and flowers into your home! Take a trip to your local gardening centre and buy a lot of seeds and bulbs that are suitable to be grown indoors. Once you bring all these houseplants into your rooms, your home will be filled with bright colours and a fresh fragrance!

Clean and Replace Filters
Your heating system will have vents and filters in it. These will need cleaning regularly. Once they have been used for a few years, you will need to replace them. If you don’t feel quite so confident doing this yourself, hire out a professional handyman. There are also filters in your washing machine and tumble dryer that will need cleaning. These are very easy to do, any you will be able to sort them out yourself.

Clean Down Your Barbecue
Summer is on its way, and that means barbecue season is almost upon us! Don’t be caught out by forgetting to clean your barbecue! Even if you cleaned it at the end of last summer, it is always best to give it another quick wipe down. Especially if it has been in storage, as it could have gathered a lot of dust.

Clean Out Your Gutters
Spring is the time when you need to get your ladder out and see to your gutters. A lot of debris and dead leaves can build up over winter. This can lead to them getting blocked. Simply climb the ladder with a bucket and take out all the rubbish that you find in them.

To truly enjoy your home through the summer, you need to get it in shape now! Then you can sit back and relax during the hot and sunny summer days!


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