We’re only a few weeks away from warm air, beach trips and bug invasions. Before summer hits straight on, make sure you and your home are prepared. Here are some ways to get your home ready for a breezy, simple summer.

1. Fireplace Transformation

Transform your fireplace from winter to summer by adding some greenery. By placing greens and plants in your fireplace, it gives your living room a sense of life without all the heat and sweat.

2. Beach Decorations

When decorating your home, make sure to add some colorful decorations including items like bright pillows and patterned curtains. Begin adding some beach themed decorations including large shells and yellow or blue photos to give your home a beachy vibe minus the sand.

3. Inspect Your Home

Before it gets too hot, make sure you check your home’s exterior and interior. Because of the newly warmer air, it’s possible that shingles or pipes can be misaligned, cracked or broken. This issue could cause water to seep through and create leakage. By checking your homes pipes, roof and outside exterior, it will help make the rest of your summer carefree and effortless.

4. Keep the Airflow Going

Ensuring the perfect summer means having the perfect balance of fresh air and air conditioning. Before turning on the AC for the whole day, try opening a window or shutting it off before bed. After all, sometimes fresh air can feel best on a warm day. Before installing your air conditioner, make sure to check if your filter is clean. If the filter is filled with excess dirt, it can clog your home with polluted air. Although, you can change it yourself, it may be a good idea to call a professional to make sure everything is working properly. After all, the better your air conditioner works, the longer it will last and the more you will be able to procrastinate carrying a new one up the stairs.

5. Landscape is Key

Lastly, add some life to your yard by including some bright flowers and fun decorations. Shrub roses or Marigolds are easy to care for and make your garden lively and colorful. Clear out weeds and leaves and add some new soil to make your garden look neat and tidy. For decorations, include some outdoor lights, and flowery patio furniture to make your yard look inviting and comfortable.