Top 10 Ways To Get That Summer Feeling At Home

  1. Update the entryway. Replace coats and sweaters with beach towels, sunscreen, insect repellent and coolers.
  2. Change your meal mindset. Finish up those casseroles and step away from that hot stove. Start thinking about grilling out, eating lighter fare and trying new recipes.
  3. Treat your nose to a new smell. Choose exotic or floral scents for your candles, wax melts and air fresheners.
  4. Get a few pieces of cheerful serve-ware. Or if you’re watching your budget, pick up some festive napkins and disposable cups.
  5. Pick up fresh hand towels for the bathroom and kitchen. It’s a good excuse to treat yourself to something new—your guests will appreciate it, too!
  6. Clean, repair or purchase patio furniture. This is also a good time to determine if you need to replace any lawn chairs or camping supplies.
  7. Rotate seasonal items in your garage, shed or storage unit. Give your mower a check-up and make sure summer sports equipment is easily accessible.
  8. Check your deck and make any needed repairs. Take a look at its structural integrity and the condition of the wood. You may need to reinforce the deck, railings, or treat the wood.
  9. Plant colorful or sweet-smelling annuals. Choose petunias, sweet alyssum or other plants that are well-suited to your region.
  10. Share tools, time and talents with the neighbors. In addition to being efficient and cost-effective, working on projects together is a great way to build create a strong community.

Start working your way through this list, and before you know it … summer will be here!

- By The Compass Hawaii Team, Jun 12, 2019