While summertime offers us a great opportunity to make the most of our sunny Saturdays, you might find yourself with some extra free time. What to do? Why not take a little time each weekend to give your beautiful new home a little extra care? One of the best things about owning a home is the pride and satisfaction derived from making it look as beautiful as possible!
SIX TIPS FOR EASY SUMMER HOME CARE
Keep it green: Harsh summer heat can up the ante when it comes to caring for your lawn. Make sure to keep it watered and fertilized!
Fire it up: Get a head start for the upcoming winter and clean out your wood-burning fireplace and chimney. You'll have one less winter task to attend to!
Carpet care: Now's the perfect time to have your carpets professionally cleaned, which will protect your carpet and make it last even longer. Want to save a few bucks? Rent a quality carpet cleaner and do it yourself!
Touch-ups: Inspect your home-inside and out-and touch up any paint where necessary. This can be done quickly and easily, and will prevent future peeling!
Lock and key: Check all of the locks on your windows and doors and ensure that everything is working properly. Being proactive about safety is always a smart move!
Oil it: Anything squeaking? Add a squirt of WD-40 or similar product to door, cabinet and window hinges to keep them in top repair.
Park the car: If your garage is filling up with an abundance of stored items, take a day to reorganize and get rid of unwanted clutter. Give your unneeded items to charity, or have a fun summer yard sale!