It’s April and summer is on the way in just a few months time. For many of us, that means we’ll be outdoors more, enjoying all that nature has to offer.
Our homes, on the other hand, might not be as ready as we are to take advantage of all the season has to offer. That’s why I’ve put together a list of things you can do right now to prepare your home for summer.
Dust Off The BBQ
All year your BBQ has been sitting in your shed, collecting dust. Or worse still, it’s been left outside to rust in the winter weather.
It’s time to bring it back to life. Start by cleaning the BBQ inside and out. Remove any leftover charcoal from the inside and then use a hard wire brush to scrub the grill.
If you have a gas barbecue, let it run for a few minutes to kill off any germs and get rid of any water. Then coat the grill with a dab of cooking oil so that it’s ready for when you need it.
Examine Your Air Conditioning
Air conditioning units like to be regularly used. If they’re left for a whole winter without being used, it can affect their performance. And once the performance starts to suffer, people will try all sorts of methods to keep their homes fresh. They might start plugging in fans to every outlet or buying extra cheap air conditioning units. But this is not a long-term solution. If you have a fully fledged air condition system, use repair sites like http://www.rockfordheating.com/residential-hvac/air-conditioner/.
Get your air conditioning fixed and avoid damage to your bank balance.
Sort Out The Shed
In the winter, you were using shovels, salt, and a snow blower. But now the summer is coming, you’re going to need a whole new suite of tools.
The problem for many people is that these tools have now found their way to the back of the shed. And as a result, they’re totally inaccessible. It’s best to sort this problem out in one big push. That’s so that when you need things, like the lawn mower, you don’t have to keep rummaging through mountains of stuff.
Stock Up On Summer Supplies
Being outdoors can be great fun. But if you think carefully back to last year, certain annoying little insects tried to ruin your day. Get ahead of the game by stocking up on insect repellant today so that you can just grab it the moment bugs strike.
Also, remember to keep a cupboard well stocked with sunscreen and a first aid kit full of plasters.
Get Your Freezer Ready
In the summer, everybody wants to cool down. And this is best done with some frozen dessert.
Of course, there are hundreds of different recipes for popsicles on sites like http://www.popsugar.com. So now is the time to get experimenting with new flavor combinations.
With popsicles, you can get really creative. How about a green tea and guava lollipop? Or a banana and hazelnut? The choice is yours.