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Hot Home Projects

by Jill Santandrea, Broker Manager, EXIT Homestead Realty Professionals

The heat of summer is upon us and the craziness of everyday life is a reality. This heat wave has defnitely made it hard to enjoy being outside on some days. Don’t be discouraged, and hopefully this article is what you need to be productive this week. Here are a few tips that can help you and your home have a smooth transition as the seasons progress. Then you can sit back, relax and enjoy!

Wash your home’s exterior: Depending on the siding you have, powerwashing can potentially do harm. In most cases, a garden hose and a cleaning wand attachment is all you need. Remember to protect your plants and shrubs. Make it fun and do it in your bathing suit!

Clean your deck or patio: After cleaning your wooden deck, remember to treat the wood with stain and seal once it has dried. Freshen up your patio furniture with an all-purpose cleaner and clean or replace your cushions. Teal is my personal color of choice.

Tend the garden: Put down mulch to protect your plants, boost their growth and give your yard a finished look.

Air out your home: When you have a nice breezy day with low humidity, open those windows and bring in the sunshine and fresh air. Not only will this freshen up your home, but it may make you a little happier knowing that you’re not paying for air conditioning that day.

Re-arrange your décor: Make it a change of scenery. Lighten it up. Make the inside of your home feel bright and cheery. Moving a piece of furniture to a new location reminds you that you have options. Be summer ready!

Add a fresh coat of paint: A new color or a fresh coat of paint in your favorite room can do wonders and just lift your spirits. Remember you can do just one wall to keep the project small; create that accent wall you always wanted.

Whether you are a DYIer or you hire a professional, this is definitely a worthwhile project.

I hope you are enjoying your summer so far. Take one step at a time and enjoy the process. The end results will be something you will have months to enjoy.

Until next week, be happy and safe.

Jill Santandrea, Broker Manager, EXIT Homestead Realty Professionals LLC, 1070 E Chestnut Ave, Vineland, NJ 08360;  856-692-EXIT; Cell: 856-362-0967; Direct: 888-856-5455;; E-mail:; Text JillS to 85377 for my mobile business card. Listen to Jill on 99.9FM SNJ Radio Today. Source: 2019 Buffini & Company