5 Summer Project Ideas

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5 Summer Project Ideas

This summer is going to look a little different than normal, so instead of getting bored this summer, here are some ideas to keep you occupied, while giving your home and yard some extra attention.

1. Clean Your Windows

Summer is the perfect time to clean your windows. No doubt, the fall and winter has left your windows feeling grimy. An easy homemade window cleaning solution is to add a teaspoon of dish washing liquid to a gallon of water in a bucket. You can also use vinegar and water. If you are super ambitious, clean the doors and window tracks while you’re at it.

2. Clean Your Light Fixtures

We don’t often realize how dirty our light fixtures can get throughout the year. Taking the time to clean light fixtures can add more brightness to your indoor living space. Warm, soapy water will do the trick. Make sure to also wipe the fixture dry with a towel in order to avoid water spots.

3. Trim the Tress

Light tree pruning is a good summer project. Snipping away stray branches will encourage more blooms next season. Also, removing dead tree branches will keep them from breaking off and damaging your home.

4. Donate Unused Items

This summer is the perfect time to take an inventory of the items in your house or garage and get rid of things you don’t use. The general rule of thumb is, if you haven’t used it in a year, pass it along to someone else who can use it. Remember – one person’s trash may be another person’s treasure!

5. Touch Up Painting

Most experts say that you’ll need to paint every five to ten years, depending on factors such as where you live, climate and weather, and the previous paint job. Depending on how long ago your house was painted, touching up problem areas without extra care can lead to flashing (uneven sheen of paint). Here is a link with tips on now to properly paint your home – click here.

Doing any of these extra project ideas this summer will keep you busy. That’s one way to take advantage of our current physical distancing guidelines and get ahead on some necessary tasks.

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