Your Home Must-Do’s For June!
Summer officially begins on June 20th this year, so what does that mean? It’s time to shake off those spring rain boots for some summer sandals! But, before you can, there are some things you need to do around the house. Get a jump start on preparing your home for the summer season with Kingston’s list of summer home must-do’s for June. Take some inspiration from Kingston’s own Instagram page to see all the things you can do to make your home the best! Make sure to explore all of Kingston’s home essentials like kitchen faucets and bathroom accessories to really make your summer home pop this season! Featured image by @mumlittleloves.
First things first, make your summer to-do list. List all of the fun and exciting things you want to do this summer and don’t be shy! Beach days, campfire s’mores, pick-your-own fruit farm, there are a thousand possibilities out there for you to think up and choose! With so much to plan and look forward to in the summer, you can rest assured that you are going to have the best summer this year. Make the most of it by creating a list of your summer plans and enjoy every minute of it with your friends and family.
While the summer is known for fun in the sun, it’s also the season of mosquitoes. The best way to keep those nasty buggers away is by emptying any standing water on your property. If you live in an area where mosquitoes frequent, then make sure this to-do is on the top of your list. Check around your property for any standing water, because even the smallest saucer of water can be home to a thousand mosquitoes. Another natural way to keep the mosquitoes at bay is by investing in some mosquito-repelling plants like basil or garlic. Take note from @ourfarmhouse’s lush kitchen plants that are sure to keep the nasty summer bugs away.
Summer is all about going to the beach and splashing in the pool, but that also means lots of soggy towels and sandy bathing suits. Make sure you set up a spot in your laundry room or mudroom for the beach towels and bathing suits to dry off. You don’t want to see the sand and water getting dragged through the house and causing a mess. A designated drying spot for your towels and other water toys can be outside in the backyard or in the mudroom. Once dry, you can easily shake off the sand, leaving your home clean and spotless all summer long. Take inspiration from Kingston’s own, @francois_modernfarmhouse’s Instagram post!
With the summer heat on its way, the AC bill is sure to be higher than normal. So, want to know a great way to save energy and money this summer? Set up your very own clothesline for summer energy savings. With the sun shining longer, the weather will be nice and warm for your clothes to dry under and keep your energy bill on the low. So, skip the dryer and hang dry your clothes in the fresh air instead. Another trick to this little home must-do is to reduce your hot-water intake and clean with cold water. That way, you can double save this summer and have more fun.