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10 Delightful Ways to Welcome Summer Into Your Home

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If you’re like us, you’ve been anxiously counting the days until it’s finally time to welcome summer into your home. Here are a few of our favourite ways to mark the much-anticipated seasonal shift.

Backyard Patio

1. Let In Fresh Air

It’s finally warm enough to let the outside in. Open the windows so the wind can carry a fresh breeze into your home. While you’re at it, give your windows a deep clean to make the most of that natural light.

2. Hang Laundry On the Clothesline

If you have a big backyard, use it! Line-drying your laundry is better for the environment, lighter on your energy bill, and gentler on delicate fabrics. Besides, no fabric softener in the world beats the scent of fresh summer air.

3. Switch Out Your Wardrobe

You know summer is here when you can finally put away your wool socks and sweaters. Pack away your winter garments to make room in the closet for summer fashion. This is also a great time to donate the clothes you don’t wear anymore to charity.

4. Accessorize With Spring Colours

Nothing says summer like a splash of colour. One of the easiest ways to add a new pop of colour is through accessories like pillows and throws. Try one of this year’s trending colours, like a vibrant turquoise, sunny goldenrod, blush pink, or artistic ultraviolet.

5. Hang a Floral Wreath

Wreaths aren’t just for the holidays. Why not spruce up your front door with a colourful floral wreath? If you can’t find one to your liking, you can find lots of great step-by-step instructions on creating your own wreath from scratch!

6. Fill Your Plate With Seasonal Flavours

If there’s one thing worth setting your alarm for on a Saturday morning, it’s a trip to the Farmer’s Market. Sampling local fruits and vegetables is one of the tastiest ways to welcome summer into your home. Find out what’s in season and bring home something delicious!

7. Turn Up the Volume

What’s on your summer playlist? You don’t ever need an excuse to fill your house with music. Playing your favourite festival sounds or road-trip tunes is a sure-fire way to welcome summer into your home.

8. Plant a Kitchen Herb Garden

Your favourite summer meals and cocktails will taste even better when garnished with freshly-picked herbs. An herb garden is a beautiful addition to any kitchen with south or west-facing windows. Follow these simple steps to get started.

9. Break Out the Patio Furniture

Put those Muskoka chairs to good use! Now that spring has sprung, it’s finally safe to bring your patio gear out of hibernation. Set aside time on a sunny afternoon to wash and re-assemble your outdoor furniture and barbeque equipment.

10. Enjoy the Extra Hour of Daylight

As the season rolls on, it’s easy to take for granted how long the days are between now and the fall. But those extra hours when the air is cool and the sun is going down are a precious opportunity to unwind. Take a seat on your porch (perhaps with a book in hand and a dog at your feet) and be glad that summer is finally upon us.

This has been a great experience for us to date.Greg & Sherrie
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