Hot times ahead: the first day of summer is June 20. We’ve got a few tips and tricks for getting your home ready for the warmer days.
- Pare down. There’s spring cleaning, but in summer, it’s time to edit your house big time by removing area rugs and throws and storing them until fall. It’s also a good time to check your bookshelves and donate any books you no longer want.
- Freshen up. Bouquets of flowers from the garden or the farmers market will lightly scent your home. Keep bowls of citrus and a clear-glass beverage dispenser filled with ice water in your kitchen.
- Lighten and brighten. Keep the shades up and let all the light in—it’s glorious! Make the beds with soft cotton sheets and lightweight duvets.