It is full of summer and we have had the first tropical days. The summer vacation has already begun for the south of the Netherlands . We may already be packing our bags in our heads, but is our house ready for summer? We have put together a number of practical tips on how you will be in charge of the heat and how your house will be fresh and fruity.

If the weather is just as warm as last year, then air conditioning is almost a must. That is perhaps a bit too much of a good thing, but a fan is not a superfluous luxury. Make sure you invest in a good fan for both your bedroom and living / working room. Extra tip: put a bottle of ice water in front of it. What else can you do to keep the heat out? Do not open windows and doors during the day, only when it has cooled outside or when there is a breeze.

Doors and windows

Immediately after waking up in the morning, and when it is still cool, put all windows and doors open across each other for up to an hour in your house. In this way a nice fresh wind will come through your house. Close the curtains and blinds on the side where the sun is during the day. Because of this you largely keep the heat out and it will be a lot more pleasant at home.

Outdoor furniture

Nothing as nice as a clean house, even in the summer months. This also applies to the garden, and especially your garden furniture. These can also be made ready for summer. Give them a major makeover and clean them with a damp sponge and baking soda. This works well against sticky resin stains. Is it time for new garden furniture? Then there are always great online offers and savings deals around these .

Flower pots

How do you ensure that your terrace is not covered by soil from flower pots after a summer rain shower? This is easy to prevent. Put some stones or marbles in your flower pots or put some shards from a flower pot on the bottom of your flower pot before you fill it with soil. Because of this you will never again be bothered by running earth and dirty mud.

Clean windows

The sun is merciless and sees it immediately when something is not clean somewhere. This also applies to your windows. It is quite difficult to clean it without streaks. For windows that fit a summer-ready house, this is the perfect solution: a bucket filled with warm water, a cap of cleaning agent, a dash of ammonia, a few drops of washing-up liquid and a white one in four pieces. You will see: your windows will shine again.

Barbecue

A summer without a barbecue is unthinkable. This can also be cleaned and in the summer for this You can use the panacea baking soda. Make a paste of three tablespoons of baking soda with one tablespoon of water. Lubricate the grill of your barbecue well with this. Let ten minutes withdraw and the attack will be over in no time. And now the summer can really begin. 

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