June Home “Honey Do” List

June Home “Honey Do” List

It’s summertime, y’all! It’s been a strange season of rain, especially since we have gotten so used to draught conditions. Before the complaints of triple-digit heat begin, do a double check to make sure your house is ready for summer and it emerged unscathed from the storms with these quick home maintenance tips:

  • The Great Clean out of 2019—This is a great time to clean out the fridge and the pantry. There’s no reason to keep that salad dressing or sauce mix that expired in 2006! Cleaning out the expired food in your pantry won’t take long. You can get all of it done in less time than it would take to watch a 30 minute TV show.
  • Get of my lawn!—All this rain makes for freakishly quick growing grass, and with tall grass comes critters setting up a homestead. Keep your yard mowed to prevent flea and tick infestations. Once they are in the yard, it is only a matter of time before they invade the house and they are even harder to get rid of once they are inside.
  • Prepare for fun—Once the sun comes out, everyone will be ready for some outdoor fun, but is your backyard ready? Loose nails, screws and splinters can put a serious damper on backyard fun. Inspect any outside play equipment (swing sets, trampolines, pools, etc.) and backyard furniture for dangers. Tighten bolts, check for rotted parts and fix any other unsafe problems before they end a day in tears.
  • BBQ ready—This is an easy but important one! Be ready to BBQ on a moment’s notice by checking the propane tank levels and cleaning the interior and exterior of the grill. There’s nothing worse than having steaks marinated and ready to grill, only to find out you’re out of propane.

 

It’s already super hot and although you may need a pep talk to make yourself get out there to do it, it will be worth it. Preventative maintenance goes a long way towards keeping your house in great shape. A little work now will save you money and headaches in the future.

 

Lisa Priest is already tired of June bugs and is a Palestine, Texas Broker/REALTOR® with Picket Fence Realty, Inc. You can reach her via phone or text at 903-948-3343 or read more at BuyPalestine.com.