5 Tips for Getting Your Home and Yourself Ready for Summer

By on June 24, 2020
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Without fail, summer is the best time of the year for most people. However, not only do you need to get yourself ready for the hot months ahead, but you also need to make sure your home is in tip-top shape as well. Those who are retired might need to do a little more to make sure their homes and themselves are safe during those steaming summer months. In this blog, you’ll find a few tips for getting your home and yourself ready for the season ahead.

Home: Update Your Colors and Accessories

If you’re searching for a full summer transformation you can paint the interior of your home in summer colors. However, if you don’t want to go that far with it, try updating the colors of your rugs, furniture coverings, and other accessories. Bring in some of the summer weather with summer scents in air fresheners and summer candles for an added touch. 

Don’t forget to take advantage of any cashback rebate associated with the summer purchases you buy to update your colors and accessories as well. 

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Yourself: Choose the Healthiest Summer Foods 

Summer is a time when many people don’t choose to cook as much as they did during the long winter months. However, you should still try to eat healthy by choosing summer foods that are chock-full of vitamins and minerals. Summer salads, veggies, fruits, and even the occasional summer kabob are perfect for healthy summer eating. Don’t forget to keep a bottle of water with you at all times, because hydration is even more important as you age. 

Home: Invest in an Air Conditioning System 

If you think that the summers are getting hotter, then you might just be right, but as you age the heat starts to get to you more and more. If you don’t already have one, then having an air conditioning system installed in your home should be the first thing on your list. If you have a unit already, make sure that you get it serviced before the hot season starts. The last thing you want is to be stuck in a house that feels like an oven on the hottest day of the year, waiting on the AC repairman to work you into his schedule. 

Yourself: Stock up on SPF products 

The summer sun can wreak havoc on your skin, so it’s super important that you stock up on products containing a high SPF. Make sure you slather on sunscreen whenever you go outside and make sure to use plenty of lotions and moisturizers as well.

Home: Let the Summer Cleaning Begin 

Everyone has heard of spring cleaning, but that’s in the spring. Before you start decorating for the summer months, do another deep clean of your home. Make sure that all screens are intact with no holes when you go to clean the windows and you’ll have fewer problems with pests flying indoors as well. Make sure that you also have someone check for standing water and get rid of it to reduce the number of mosquitoes that descend on your home. You should also move your garbage cans as they will stink and attract pests as the summer heats up. 

These are just a few tips for helping you prepare yourself and your home for the summer season ahead. It’s forecast to be extremely hot, so make sure the air conditioner is the top thing to take care of on your to-do list. Once you’ve got that squared away, relax and enjoy the summer!

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5 Tips for Getting Your Home and Yourself Ready for Summer