Tips To Prepare Your Home For Summer

Preparing your home for the Summer – Millennium Locksmiths

With the Summer coming along nicely, a few things are somewhat essential to the quintessential British summer: barbeques, pints in the sun, gardening & general housework that we left out in the Winter. With the longer days hitting us with full effect, we’re all given the time to give our homes some much-needed TLC, where you can consider a few things the Winter weather made impossible. From clearing out the garden shed to cutting down that shrub that’s been nagging at you for months, the Summer gives everyone a chance to care for their house.

Painting the home

There is no better time to give your walls a fresh lick of paint than in the Summer. Now is a great time to paint up your walls, renewing the look of the space. People often put off painting, and it’s easy to see why, but with the longer days, we can’t think of a better use of your time if you want to do up your home. You might even want to experiment with different colours & accent walls to spice up the look of your house.

Clearing the gutters

The weather in the UK can be temperamental at the best of times, bringing harsh winds & rain through most of the year, which can clog our drains/gutters up with leaves & other debris. This might not sound like an issue, but it can cause water to build up to where it shouldn’t, which can end up damaging your home. Gutters can gather water which can end up ruining the masonry of your home. If your gutters are clogging up, climb your walls and have a good clean-out. It’s easy to do (as long as you’re careful) and relatively quick to sort out.

Clearing the gutters on your house is an excellent way to prevent water damage and keep your home looking nice. If you don’t know how to do it properly or lack the time, hiring a professional is worth it. Here’s how you can get started.

Clean out your gutters.

First of all, make sure that you’ve cleaned out the gutters properly before starting any work. If dirt and debris are blocking them up, then it won’t be possible for water to flow through properly and could cause damage to your property. You might need some help with this part if there are a lot of leaves or other stuff in them.

Get some climbing equipment.

You’ll need some equipment if you want to climb up onto the roof of your house safely and effectively – especially if you’re doing it alone without any help from friends or family members who may not be skilled in this area themselves.

Find where the downspouts are located in your home

Downspouts are usually located at the corners of houses or buildings, where they empty rainwater away into drains or sewers beneath ground level (or into external gutters). They’re usually hidden behind the fascia.

Making sure your locks are working

This one is more of our expertise since it ensures all your locks work as they should. Locks can play up over time and tend to be ignored, especially over the Winter, since we can easily forget about it, always leaving the repair for another day. Well, with the Summer on our doorstep, now is the ideal time to have that dodgy lock fixed that you’ve avoided having done. Whether it’s a small uPVC window lock or a central lock on your front or back door, ensuring that your locks work properly is essential to a functioning home. Calling a locksmith to come over & take a look at your locks is a good idea since they’ll be able to service/repair/replace any locks that might be playing up.

Get out in the garden.

If you’re lucky enough to have a garden space, you should get out and take pride in it. Gardening is therapeutic & it helps to organise your home since having a pleasant exterior space will reflect well on the interior. Whether cutting the grass or trimming shrubs, there’s always something to be done regarding garden work. We can’t think of anything calmer than chilled-out gardening with music playing in the background and the sun shining on your face.

Making sure your home is secure

Home security is essential since your home is your castle, and you want to do everything to protect it. Not only for the sake of your property itself but if you have a family, security should be at the forefront of your mind.

Protecting yourself, your family & your property is vital for the peace of mind of everyone in your home. It’s not only your home that is affected since you’ll want to secure the exterior locks (if applicable) like your shed, gate & anything else outside the home. Keeping your property secure doesn’t have to be complicated since a simple approach to your home’s security is often the best.

Clean Your Home

It doesn’t take long for dirt and dust to accumulate on floors, furniture and walls. Before you know it, dirty footprints are everywhere, and you have to deal with a nasty mess. Start by giving all of your surfaces a good cleaning with hot water and soap. Then wipe down light switches, door handles and other areas where germs lurk. You may even want to invest in some disinfecting wipes so that you don’t have to worry about spreading germs throughout your home while trying to get rid of them.

If you’re busy, the last thing you want to do is clean your home. Unfortunately, if you don’t keep up with it regularly, your home could be the one place that’s always dirty.

Fortunately, there are some simple steps that you can take to clean your house quickly and efficiently. Start from the top down. Cleaning from top to bottom is integral to keeping your home clean and organised. Start with the ceiling fan, then move on to pictures, lamps and other items hanging from the walls. Next, clean the windowsills and baseboards before tackling the big pieces like couches or tables.

Declutter regularly. This can be one of the most challenging parts of keeping a clean home, but it’s also one of the most effective ways to stay organised throughout your day-to-day life. Ensure that you clear off counters and surfaces before they get cluttered again; this will make it easier to stay on top of things as they come up throughout your day-to-day life.

Sweep daily. Dusting at least once a day will help keep allergens from accumulating around furniture — especially beds — which helps.

Organise Your Closets

As we mentioned before, summer puts us outside more often than not. That means we wear less clothing during the day, which can make our closets messy if we don’t keep them organised. Organising your clothes by season is crucial so you always know where something is when you need it — especially if you plan on wearing those items again next year.

Letting the clothes in your closet get out of control is easy. Before you know it, you’ve got a messy, unorganised mess on your hands. The good news is that it doesn’t take much time or effort to get things back under control. Here are some tips for organising your closets:

1. Get rid of old clothes that don’t fit or you no longer wear them. Don’t keep them around just because they’re expensive or because you think they might fit someday — if they haven’t fit in years, they never will.

2. Organise by type of clothing (pants, shirts, dresses) and then by colour within each category. This makes it easier to see what you have and allows you to find items quickly when getting dressed in the morning.

3. If possible, hang up rods on both sides of your closet doors so that both sides can be used for hanging things like dresses or pants. That way, you’ll have twice as much space for storing clothing and accessories.

4. Use shoe racks or shelf units to store shoes so that shoes don’t take up valuable space in your closet floor area (and make sure there’s room for these components in front of the closet doors).

These are just a few tips to maintain your home & make sure your Summer goes smoothly. Keeping your house in shape is just as important as it is with yourself since it’s an extension of yourself. Ensuring your home is in as good of a condition as it can offer a state of mind that cannot be replicated any other way. If you’d like more information about how we can help secure & protect your home, visit our site on – Locksmiths Watford

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