Now that summer is here and school is out, if you haven't already, it is a great time to do some simple things around the house to get your home ready for summer. This can save you time (and money) in the long run.


If you haven't already - clean your gutters. Make sure there is no dirt or debris clogging your gutters, and inspect for any holes or cracks in your gutters or downspouts. It is also a good idea to inspect your roof to make sure there are no problems.

Lawn Care - Take care of any weeds (before they overtake your lawn) and plant grass seed to get your grass in tip top take for summer.

Pressure wash the exterior of your house to get rid of any dirt and debris build up from the winter.

If there are any areas needing fresh paint, this is a great time of year to touch them up. Along with staining your fence to keep it looking fresh and to help the wood last longer.


Turn off your furnace and gas fireplaces to save energy until Fall/Winter.

If you have an air conditioner, service the unit or else change the filter and clean the unit before it is up and running. Wipe the blades on your ceiling fans to avoid dust going everywhere when they are turned on.

Clean your garage - go through bins, tidy up clutter and organize items. This may seem like a daunting task but will make your life easier!


Take advantage of the nice weather and longer days before fall is upon us. Even if you aren't thinking of selling in the near future, these few things will make your home a lot more enjoyable throughout the summer months.