7 Things You Could Do Now to Prepare For a Great Summer
The meteorological summer always runs from 1st June to 31st August, House Beautiful reports. This gives you a good few months to prepare for summer 2023 before it begins — and you should indeed plan well in advance if you really want to make the most of those warmer months.
Here are just some things you can start doing right now as part of that preparation.
1 Stock up on light-colored clothing
One reason why this would be a wise move is that white garments “reflect, rather than absorb, the sun’s rays”, as MasterClass explains.
White dresses and button-down shirts would suit casual occasions, while white linen blazers and seersucker suits can make good workwear during the summer — especially given that work clothes tend to come in such dark colors as black and navy instead.
2 Make sure you wear breathable fabrics
How can you tell whether any given item of clothing is breathable? Basically, check whether that clothing is labeled as comprising 100% linen, cotton, or silk. In the summer, non-breathable clothing can trap a lot of moisture and consequently leave you feeling clammy.
3 Buy swimwear
If you don’t already have suitable swimwear at close hand, you could be surprised how hard it is to find a new swimming clobber that would feel just right once you have slipped into it. Look for swimwear that you will be able to swim in comfortably for extended periods of time.
4 Source suitable protection for your skin
That means getting hold of sunscreen you would be able to slather yourself with before you hit the beach. You should also have a hat suitable for keeping your forehead in shadow.
Whatever sun hat you do choose, it should be one where you genuinely like the design and so would probably be inclined to wear the hat even when the sun isn’t a huge worry. To help keep both the sunscreen and sun hat within easy reach, place them in a beach tote.
5 Invest in a mini fridge (and perhaps even more than one)
You are bound to spend a lot of the summer simply drinking to keep yourself hydrated, but what’s wrong with just keeping your beverages in a regular refrigerator?
In many respects, nothing. However, Homes Guide explains that mini fridges can easily be moved around and fitted into tight spaces, and so are “ideal for dorm rooms or offices where you don’t have access to a full-sized refrigerator.” It’s possible to buy mini fridges of various designs online.
6 Deep clean your BBQ
Though it is recommended that barbecues are cleaned after every use, you should also remember to occasionally deep clean them, as you could by donning some Marigold gloves before ridding your BBQ of grease and grime.
7 Wash your garden furniture with warm soapy water
Using this water, you can clear such debris as dirt, cobwebs, and dead leaves from outdoor tables, chairs, and sofas. Those furniture pieces could have only recently been battered by harsh winter weather and left looking rather tired as a result.