At NJW, your Columbus Home Remodeling Company, we LOVE summer. It means more time outdoors with those we love. It means warm weather, ice cream and swimming. Now is a great time to create a checklist for your home! We have created a list to get you on your way to having the best summer yet!

Keep an eye on irrigation systems.A faulty sprinkler or irrigation hose that goes unnoticed can quickly cause big problems for your lawn and garden. Make a habit of checking each component once a week, especially in summer.

  1. Reorganize your kitchen.The change in seasons is a good time to rethink how you have things arranged in the kitchen. If there are small appliances you use more in the warmer months (a blender for smoothies, perhaps, or an ice cream maker), move them to a more accessible spot, and you will be more likely to use them. Stations devoted to a certain purpose can also do wonders. If you have children on summer vacation, create a station stocked with healthy snacks that they can just grab and go. Or create an iced-coffee bar or smoothie-making station for yourself with all needed supplies within reach.
  2. Make space for summer crafts.A dedicated space for arts and crafts can provide screen-free entertainment and a creative outlet — and it’s not just for kids! Even if you must work all summer, having a space to devote to a hobby can re-energize and inspire you, you’re never too old to create things!
  3. Organize and put away school papers.If you do have kids, at the end of the school year, it can be tempting to jump right into summer. But taking the time to sort through each child’s school things will help prevent clutter from piling up, and you can start the summer fresh. Sort through the papers, artwork and projects from the year, and choose the best representative pieces (and those that most pull at your heartstrings) to save in a portfolio or document box, then recycle the rest. If you want to preserve more than you can keep, consider scanning the artwork into your computer and creating a photo book with the pictures. This way you can “keep” more without cluttering up spaces!
  4. Schedule major outdoor projects.Whether you are dreaming of a new patio or need to replace a deck, don’t delay booking a pro for your projects. We know our schedules tend to fill up quickly in the summer, so be sure to reach out when you begin thinking about a project to get it on our radar!

If a new outdoor space is on your “list” contact NJW, your Columbus, Ohio home improvement company, we can help make this your best summer yet!

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