Get Your Home In Summertime Mood


With the start of summer (and the end of school) this month, June is the perfect time to prep your house and yard for a season of relaxation and fun.

  • Give your kitchen a summer refresh. Pull out the tools you use more in summer (hello, ice cream maker!) and put them in easier-to-reach places.

  • Catch up on home maintenance. No one is perfect! If you’ve fallen behind on some home maintenance tasks, use the longer days and pleasant weather to your advantage and tackle a few projects you might have missed (like cleaning out your garage).

  • Ready the guestroom. Expecting overnight guests this summer? Prepare before they arrive, and you can avoid last-minute stress. Check that you have fresh sheets and towels, a bedside lamp, extra pillows and blankets, and a place to set their luggage.

  • Prep for summer gatherings. Having some party staples (and ready-to-go gifts) on hand makes a month of graduations, celebrations and birthdays easier to handle. If you’re planning to host any parties this month, stock up on beverages, fuel for your grill and frozen party snacks now.

  • Clean out kids’ rooms and store memorabilia. Sort through kids’ art and school projects that come home at the end of the year and pick out a few special pieces to keep.

  • Keep a handle on collections. Whether you collect vintage kitchen tools or antique quilts, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Keep your collections all in one place, and be mindful of what will fit in your home comfortably before adding more pieces.

  • Assess the games and gear. Pull out the lawn games, beach toys and board games so they’re ready for enjoying during summer downtime. But be sure to peek inside those boxes. If the Monopoly money has gone missing, or you’re short on chips in the poker set, replenish or replace them.

  • Have dinner outdoors. Longer light in the evenings and pleasant weather make for perfect conditions for dining alfresco. Even a simple weeknight dinner feels special when enjoyed outside!

June Home Warranty Tip:

To get the longest life out of your cooling system, change the filters at least once each season. Consider hiring a licensed professional to service the equipment before the heat of summer.

My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, ‘You never know what you can accomplish until you try.’ -Michael Jordan

This information has been provided as a public service by Fidelity National Home Warranty and does not imply that these items are covered by its home warranty contracts. The information contained within this newsletter has been obtained from third parties and is believed to be reliable. WhiteStar Management assumes no legal responsibility for the accuracy of this information nor endorses the recommendations of any third party.