Mini Spring Clean
Dedicate one day to do a mini clean throughout the house. Empty wardrobes step by step. Clear out your cupboards and refrigerator. Clean your washing machine by putting on a full cycle with distilled white vinegar and baking soda.
Clean the Gutters
A leaf blower can help to clear your gutters. A mixture of white vinegar and water will help in removing grime and keep them white.
Turn Shabby into Chic
Give any worn furniture a lift with a shabby chic makeover. Sand old wooden furniture and add a few new coats of paint. Choose new doorknobs to give a fresh finish. Re-grout any old tiles that need a new lease of life. A tile grout finisher will give the perfect finish.
Add Some Greenery
Plants help purify a room and add a nice decor touch. Numerous studies have found that adding some greenery to a room can reduce anxiety and lift your mood. Choose some tropical plants to add a summer feel to your house. Popular tropical plants include Parlor Palm, Split Leaf and succulents. It is not recommended to place plants in bedrooms as they may create carbon dioxide at night.
In summer we tend to use the rooms in our house differently. Rearrange furniture with your summer lifestyle in mind. Opening patio doors, hanging lighter curtains and moving a mirror can brighten a room. Moving large furniture occasionally can also help save your flooring.
Light in our homes changes from winter to summer. Maximise any natural light by angling furniture towards windows, choosing light colours and replace any dark lampshades. Move your sofa and chairs away from windows in very hot temperatures. Cut back greenery in your garden to let in natural light.
Scents and Décor
Some of our landlords have replaced old wooden bedframes with bright white wooden frames. Replace old dark pictures and frames with bright, colouful designs. Finalise your home summer lift with some summer scents. Choose candles or diffusers to fill your room with an orange, lemon or tropical aroma and enjoy the summer feel in your own home.