This seems like a weird topic for me because it’s mid-May now and we actually just had hail last week. :O BUT, it is predicted that this summer will be the hottest on record. Last summer was pretty brutal, the humidity was out of control. (Seriously. My crown moulding buckled!) So I want to plan ahead a little and prep for this summer’s heat wave extravaganza. Standing around and complaining about what a scorcher it is might be fun, but it’s not going to make my home any cooler. The tips below, however, are going to do a much better job of that.
This blog post contains affiliate links. Learn more.
Cut the clutter
You might love having a cozy home full of soft furnishings everywhere, but when the heat starts to settle in, all that softness can be as much of a pain as it is a comfort. During the summer, it’s better to switch out your cozy style for something a more minimalist. Not only is it going to help cool air circulate around the room a lot cooler and stop those soft furnishings from retaining more heat, but it’s also going to make it easier to clean.
You don’t want to spend the hottest days of the year cleaning around the home. Cutting the clutter can reduce the buildup of dust and dirt, making it a much quicker job. Who doesn’t want that?!