June Home Care Tips

School is out and summer is officially here! The days are long and the weather is warm, so it's time to take on those outdoor summer projects. Here are a few things you can do around the house to keep your home and yard in shape for the summer months ahead.

Paint your home's exterior

The warm dry summer weather makes it an ideal time to paint. Check out this article on how to paint your house!

Check for cracks in the foundation

Walk around your home to check carefully for cracks in the foundation. The smallest crack can let in water and pets.

Clean the gutters

To keep your roof in shape keep dry brush and leaves out of your home's gutters and downspouts. Also consider installing gutter guards to keep leaves and other debris out, making upkeep easier.

Go through the school stuff

Decide what you can stow for next year, donate, or toss. Declutter by getting rid of old papers and homework and store any meaningful artwork.

Get the outside ready

Now that kids are home for the summer it's time to take the summer toys out of storage. Add something fun like a tire swing or a sprinkler attachment. Make sure everything is in good shape and ready for fun.

Repair and seal fences and garden structures

Add a fresh coat of paint and sealant to any fences or gates to make sure they are in good shape for years to come.

Put in screen doors

Screen doors will keep out any pests like mosquitos or flies.

Lighten up decor

Welcome the new season by making a few simple swaps to brighten up the room. Try new art, a piece of accent furniture or lighter home accents.

Make a summer to do list

So easily we let summer slip past us and before we know it, fall is back and school has started. Make sure to write down everything you want to get out of your summer and post it somewhere you'll see it.


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