How to Prepare your Home for the Summer

 In Home Maintenance

Summer is well on its way. In just a few months we will be able to enjoy the summer weather in our homes with our friends and family. Now is the perfect time to get our home ready for all of the summer fun. All American Self Storage in Redwood City, CA can help you with the process of getting your home summer ready with a storage unit for those winter accessories you won’t be using for some time. We have also provided you with some tips to help you get your home ready for the warm summer months.


Update your Décor

A great way to show a transition between seasons is by updating your décor. Swap out those dull greys and blacks for a pop of color in all of your accessories. Extinguish anything that evokes heat such as fire logs, heavy rugs and draperies, heaters, and thick blankets. Replace candles with vases for fresh cut flowers and trade in your winter mats with lightweight white ones.


Clean Out your Fridge

Warm summer months requite cool summer treats. Get your fridge ready to hold yummy popsicles and slices of fresh fruit by going through and throwing out what is expired or won’t be eaten in the near future. Get rid of anything that has been in your freezer for over a year.


Create Airflow

Nothing is better than having a cool summer breeze waft throughout your home. Create some airflow in your home by turning your ceiling fan to counter-clockwise (the blades are tilted upward as they spin) to push air downward and create a stronger draft. Replace your air conditioner’s filter or have your central air professionally looked at. Now you can enjoy the comfort of a cool home while the temps steadily rise outside.


Freshen up your Windows

Now is the time to throw back those curtains and enjoy what these warm summer months have to offer. Thoroughly wash your windows – inside and out. You’ll need a cloth or brush to tackle some of the larger outdoor debris, an equal parts water-vinegar solution and a squeegee, and do away with winter drapes. Clean and store those thick, heavy, double-layered draperies and replace them with thin sheers in light, airy colors that embrace the summer sun.


For more information regarding the items you can store in our facility or the units we have available, call our office or check out our website.


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