Let’s face it, it’s been a ridiculously long winter, but finally it seems as though the sun is close upon us. This is a very exciting time and we all welcome it so that we can ensure we have a wonderful sunny holiday break, as well as being able to throw some of the best barbecue parties around. Having said that, sometimes it can get a little too hot inside your home, and that can leave you feeling rather claustrophobic because you will get hot and sticky and won’t be able to necessarily avoid it when you want to. Take going to bed as an example, if it’s too hot at night, you won’t be able to settle and drift off because you will be too uncomfortable to fall asleep.
Here is how to prepare your home so that it is protected this summer.
Try and keep some windows open during the day – even if you aren’t using the room. This will allow any rooms that hold a lot of static heat to be released so that it can cool down. If you’re in the room at the time and you find that it’s just as hot inside as it is outside – open more things. It can be another window, or a door that leads to somewhere else. By doing this you will ensure that you are creating a circulation of air flow that is always moving. The more it moves, the more of a breeze you will create, allowing you to breathe freely.
Shade is one of the most obvious ways to avoid sitting in the sun cooking. When we get too hot outside, we’ll find somewhere that has a spot of shade so that we can cool down. So when inside your home, you will want something to restrict the sun from breaking through your windows and cooking you all. This can be done with some dark wooden blinds that you can control whenever the sun gets too much. These are wonderful because not only do they do the job by giving you the shade you need – they also look very appealing and improve your whole window space.
If you have a lot of clutter and mess in a room, it will begin to generate heat because there is so much inside that it leaves barely any space for anything else. So it may be the perfect time to consider decluttering. You will greatly benefit from this because you aren’t just cooling down the area, but you’re cleaning it up to, which in itself will work wonders for your mind, because no one wants to live inside something messy – that can really take its toll on your mentality. So get rid of all the things that you don’t need – be strict. There’s no point holding onto pointless items just for the sake of it.
So do what you need to do – your home will thank you for it.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.