Summer is quickly approaching, and with it comes sunshine, friends, good times, and warm weather! There is a reason everyone uses the term “Spring Cleaning.” This is the perfect time of year to get things done and start off the summer season fresh and ready for fun. Here are some things you can do to prepare for summer:
Prepare for Trips Early
With summer’s hot weather comes a hot time to travel. Schools are out, people take time off work, and everyone wants to venture out into the sunshine. Avoid the pricing surge for flights, travel gear, and accommodations by making sure these things are booked, secured, and ready to go before travel season comes about. The earlier the better!
Get your Yard Ready (green/garden)
April showers bring May flowers! As the outdoors start to turn green and come back to life, it’s not long before your yard and garden also begin to come back. Make sure that it is the grass, flowers, fruits and veggies, and other plants that are turning green rather than weeds. The cool air of spring is the perfect time to get to work in the yard or garden. Get your fertilizer, lawnmower, plants, and gardening tools ready, and get some fresh air. Don’t forget to take your allergy medicine if you suffer from seasonal allergies!
Get Rid of Things You Don’t Need
(sort through closet, furniture, movers info)
Again, there is a reason everyone uses the term “Spring Cleaning.” Getting rid of things you don’t need can make you feel productive and make your home feel less cluttered and cleaner. I like to go through my closet in the spring and get rid of any clothes I haven’t worn in the past year. Donating or selling them are wonderful ways to reduce waste! Decluttering or redecorating your house is another wonderful way to partake in Spring Cleaning. Switch out your furniture or get rid of excess large items in your house to create a new and fresh feeling. A moving company can help you with any pieces that are too large or cumbersome for you to handle on your own. If you are in the VA area, Star City Services is a great place to start. They do Roanoke long distance moving and they have a reputation for quality work. They say, “Star City Services is made up of a small but strong, tight-knit crew committed to fostering relationships and building trust with our clients. Our local movers can handle moves of all sizes and work within a 150-mile radius of Roanoke, VA.”
Cut out processed foods
(replace with fruit, organic, veggies, etc.)
Many people decide to begin new diets in the spring to achieve a better appearance. In my opinion, the only thing that should matter is your health. Making changes to create a healthier diet can also lead to weight loss and help you achieve fitness goals. Spring is the perfect time to embark on a new health journey. One great healthy change that you can make is replacing processed foods with other options. Snacking is one of my favorite things to do, and processed foods make unhealthy snacking easy. Try switching out your processed snacks for organic fruits and veggies. Fruits like berries and grapes are wonderful substitutes for potato chips since you can eat them easily!
Check Your AC and Appliances
The heat of summer is on its way, and the last thing you want is to be sweating and without AC on the hottest day (or night) of the year. Prepare ahead of time by making sure your AC and any other appliances such as your refrigerator, dishwasher, etc. are all working appropriately. It’s a great time to have someone complete a “checkup” on your AC to perform any required maintenance and make sure everything is working as it should.