4 tips to get your home ready for summer

Will Leyland, 01 April 2022

The time of year to get both yourself and your home ready for summer is once again approaching, and we’re reluctant to repeat the done-to-death tweeting genre of talking about eating foreign crisps on a balcony with Fanta lemon in the sun, so instead we’ve decided to focus on housekeeping.

The time of year to get both yourself and your home ready for summer is once again approaching, and we’re reluctant to repeat the done-to-death tweeting genre of talking about eating foreign crisps on a balcony with Fanta lemon in the sun, so instead we’ve decided to focus on housekeeping.

If there’s at least one noticeable effect of post-pandemic life then we could certainly include the increased pride and time that people are taking in the appearance of their home. It’s likely that, having spent so much time at home over the past two years, we’re more focused on how our houses are presented, as well as enjoying time at home more now.

With this in mind, here are a few tips to get your home ready for summer!

4 tips to get your home ready for summer:

Introduce summer colours

The extent to which you’re able to do this will depend on your home, but think of things like curtains, table cloths, bedding and other changeable items.

Move away from hot colours like red, or autumnal colours like dark browns and oranges and move towards lighter summer colours like pastels, blues and whites.

Try moving out candles for flower pots and try putting away heavy winter rugs or blankets to freshen your rooms up.

Is it time for a paint or a freshen up?

If you’re in rented accommodation then of course you’ll need to run it by the landlord, however, there’s not a lot better for refreshing your tired decor than a change of colour.

Follow the same principles as with your curtains and bedding - lighter summer colours such as pastels, light greens and blues or beige have the dual bonus of not only making your home feel breezier and more summery, but also making the room look bigger too.

If you’re strapped for time then try not to do too much at once. Consider just painting one wall, or consider doing one wall per weekend over the course of a month. Remember, you don’t always have to implement huge changes to make a marked difference, sometimes small changes implemented well can have a big impact.

Have a dig through the shed

Put to the back your winter essentials such as fire wood, fire lighters, shovels and salt, and bring forward your summer essential gear.

Make sure you’re ready for summer by digging out your lawn mower, your washing lines, your hose and your gardening gear.

The simple act of organising ready for summer will have a big impact on your mindset and will allow you to prepare better for the demands of summer.
The easiest way of changing your home?

Move home ready for summer

Move! Summer is a good time to move as the nights start to draw out and you’re not stuck with the prospect of lumping all your furniture and bits across town in the dark, the rain or even the snow.

We have a number of excellent properties ready for new tenants for the summer, so why not take a look today?


Will Leyland, 01 April 2022