One school finishes and the holidays start, you’ll probably notice a lot more of your time is spent at home, which can work both ways when it comes to maintaining a clean and healthy household.

Whilst there’s plenty more time to organise everything and keep rooms looking tidy, dust-free and presentable, there’s the issue of looking after every aspect of your home, from the bathrooms to the outdoors, especially as your entire family will be spending most of their time in or around the house.

To have your home fully prepared for what’s to come over the next couple of months, here are some useful tips that focus specifically on the common demands of the summer holidays.

Make The Most Of The Weather

Remember to make the most of what the summer weather has to offer. If you’re experiencing soaring temperatures, put some time aside to tidy up the garden, mow the lawn and potentially organise a space for activities and games should you have children in the house. It’s also a great time to clean the outside of your property, from the porch to the windows.

Conservatories/Windows

If you’ve got a conservatory or sliding doors that lead out to some decking, now’s the time to get these areas of your home in shape. Conservatories need to be de-cluttered as they can get particularly hot in the sunlight, whilst sliding doors can often be difficult to open due to a build-up of grease.

De-Clutter!

If you’re finding it hard to de-clutter your home, why not organise a small car-boot or garage sale outside your home? A lot more people will be out and about, so there’s no better time than the summer to try and advertise some of your unwanted belongings to the neighbours or tourists.

Pests

Summer is when files and other insects begin emerging from their winter slumber, so you can expect to see moths, butterflies, spiders and other creepy crawlies trying to invade your property. You can equip some insect repellent spray should the issue be getting out of hand, or carry out regular dusting to ensure there are no persistent spider webs.

Prepare For The Winter!

Finally, summer is a great time to think ahead for the end of the year when temperatures start falling again. You can get some excellent discounts on all the cleaning and maintenance products and services that you’ll usually require in the winter, such as boiler repairs.