The temperature isn’t the only thing that rises in the summer. At-home gatherings and parties sky-rocket in the summer months. Unfortunately, this also means that your friends and family will be spending quite a bit of time in your home and you will need to make some preparations. Armed with these tips for creating the perfect space for summer, you can rest easy knowing that your home will handle all those visitors with ease.
Cleaning and decluttering
First things first: it’s time to declutter and clean. This will not only give your home a fresh start, but it will also create a functional and organized space. Cleaning everything will help get rid of any unwanted smells or even potential mold and debris. Start with places where dirt and grime can build up, such as your windows and blinds. You can also add some plants to your window sills to add color. Next, clean your floors. Make sure to vacuum and mop them. Take a lap and check that everything is picked up and put away so nobody trips. Your guests don’t want to see your clutter, so hide it away in closets and drawers. If you have rooms in your house that get very little foot traffic, it might be a good idea to close those doors so they don’t see the mess.
Windows and lighting
In the summer, you want to make the most of your windows to let in as much natural light as possible. Open them up, and if the weather allows, leave them open. This will give your space a cheerful feeling and allow you to take advantage of the natural sunlight. You can also try adding some outdoor lights to your patio or deck to create a stylish and inviting space for your summer evenings. Just be careful that you aren’t left with a mess when fall comes around. You can find lights that are easy to remove, so you don’t have to worry about removing them before winter. Or if you prefer, you can close the windows and use artificial lighting. This will allow you to create the environment you want, without being at the mercy of the weather.
Keeping your home comfortable for all your guests will be key to avoiding awkward situations when entertaining. Before having guests over, make sure to schedule an appointment with air conditioning installation services to keep your home comfortable this summer. When it comes to temperature control, you want to keep yourself and your guests in mind. What’s comfortable for you may not be comfortable for them, and vice versa. If you are the only person in the house, you may want to keep the temperature a little bit warmer than you normally would. Your guests will appreciate it more than you know. If you have more than one person in the house, adjust the thermostat accordingly.
With the warm weather, the risk of pests and germs increases. Keep your space clean by keeping an eye out for pests. Regularly wipe down surfaces, like tables, chairs and sofas, and make sure to sweep your floors to prevent infestations. You can also use pest control, like sprays, to keep pests away. Be sure to follow the directions on the packaging, and make sure you clean surfaces that you sprayed afterward. You don’t want to be wiping down tables with a substance that could poison your guests.