Posted 5.26.16 @ 0:0 by: Staff

Spring went by like a breeze and summer is right around the corner, how ready is your home? We’ve compiled a few tips and tricks below to help you make an easy-peasy transition into summer. Read up and get to working!

Let There Be Green

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If you haven’t tended to your lawn yet, this is the time to do it! Bring out the lawnmower, get to trimming some turf, or fertilize existing plants. You’d be surprised at how much pay-off one weekend’s worth of gardening work can do for your summer and fall!

Let There Be Light

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As the weather becomes a lot warmer, it is time to enjoy your outdoor space more. Why not turn your patio into an outdoor living room? Just add some patio lights and a few chairs and you’re done. You can do the same for a corner of your yard by adding lights to it. You’ll surely enjoy dining alfresco just steps away from your home!

Deck Reinvention

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Got a deck? Reinvent it! Start by adding some lights (see above), some mix-and-match furniture, whimsical throws, and perhaps a portable fireplace and you’ve got yourself an outdoor lounge or dining area.

Freshen Up Your Closet

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Make it a point to put away seasonal and heavier clothes and bring out lighter, summer-appropriate clothing. You won’t believe how much of a mood booster this is. Best part? You’re less likely to purchase unnecessary clothing when you know exactly what you have in your closet.

Bring the Green In

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Want a cheap and fast way to make your home feel lighter? Bring in some indoor potted plants and place them in certain areas like the bathroom, the guest toilet, on window sills, and even your home office. You may also want to look into air-purifying plants for extra benefits!

Switch to Lighter Linens

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Going for lighter linens with high thread count and storing your heavy duvet and flannel sheets for later in the year will not only make sleeping in your freshened up bedrooms a joy, it can also make the room look breezier. If you’re someone who needs blankets to sleep well, go for a thin coverlet which should be enough to keep you toasty for the summer months.

Get Your Garage Sparkling

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The colder months usually means the garage does not get cleaned out as often or perhaps it has become the home for holiday decors, unwanted things, and clutter. Clean it up by going through what you have there. Donate what can be donated, keep what you want to keep, and store things you won’t be needing for a few months.

Prep the Grill

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You probably won’t be hosting any barbecue anytime soon, but you better be prepared as early as possible! Clean your grill, purchase some coals, and invite some friends and family over for a fun weekend outdoor dinner hosted right in your backyard!

Looking to move houses this summer? Then take a look at the available homes in Oakville! With amazing neighbourhoods that’re full of sought-after amenities and features, you’ll surely find one that’s perfect for your needs. Contact us to schedule a house viewing or for other Oakville real estate inquiries.

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