You love your family and your home – protect both and you’ll enjoy a beautiful space for years to come with your loved ones.
☐ UPDATE FIRST AID KIT
More time is spent outdoors in the summer months. We spend time in lawn and garden maintenance and athletic activities. More accidents happen and you want to be prepared.
Preparing meals for BBQing is popular. This means a lot of slicing, dicing delicious meats and vegetables and firing up the grill. Consequently, fingers and hands get cut (and burns happen).
Be prepared and update your first aid kit. Consider having a smaller one with you for outdoor outings and those family weekend get aways.
☐ CHANGE SMOKE DETECTOR BATTERIES
Experts state you should change your smoke alarm batteries every 6 months. If you haven't changed your batteries in a while now is a good time to replace them.
They also recommend you replace the smoke alarms every 10 years.
☐ INSPECT AND REPAIR OUTDOOR PLAY EQUIPMENT
Everyone is looking forward to fresh air and getting outdoors. Make sure your little ones are safe playing out the outside equipment.
Give your outdoor equipment some attention and ensure they're safe and secure.
Check the surrounding areas for safety hazards too.
☐ REORGANIZE YOUR KITCHEN
Think about how your kitchen is used during the various seasons. With the change in seasons and activities now is a good time to adjust and organize your kitchen accordingly.
Are there appliances you use more in the summer than the winter and vice versa? Move your appliances accordingly.
Also, creating stations can be a great idea. Create easy to grab snacks and lunch items for the kids.
Create an iced coffee or smoothie station for an easy to make summer treat
☐ GIVE YOUR HOME A GOOD DUSTING
Windows are open and the breeze is flowing through your home with the start of summer.
With that dust and microscopic mites gathered during the winter months can be pushed through your home.
Don't let that happen. Give your home a good dusting. Wipe down furniture, baseboards, doors, window sills and ceiling fans.
Give your home that fresh, clean and open feeling everyone loves during the summer months.
☐ REMOVE MOLD AND MILDEW ON YOUR HOME'S EXTERIOR
Don't let mildew spoil (or worse, damage) your home's exterior.
Take some time and banish mildew and mold from your home's deck and siding with these tips and products.
☐ KEEP A BASKET FILLED WITH EXTRA SUMMER NECESSITIES NEAR YOUR FRONT DOOR
Keep a basket filled with sunscreen, insect spray, shades, hats and caps near your front door.
Rather than run around your home looking for these items make it easy for everyone and make these items easy to grab and use as everyone's heading outside.
☐ PRUNE SHRUBS AROUND AC UNIT
Maintaining proper airflow around your air conditioning unit is imperative for your unit's performance.
Use these tips and recommendations for landscaping around your AC unit.
☐ GET YOUR REFRIGERATOR IN TIP TOP SHAPE FOR SUMMER
We reach for those chilled, refreshing drinks and frozen desserts in the summer months.
Make sure your refrigerator is in tip top shape for energy efficiency and to keep this hard running appliance working in top form.