Spruce up your home and get ready for the summer season with these easy and fast fixes. From your ceiling fans to your backyard, check out these tips that will instantly update your home!

1. Give your BBQ a deep clean

Give your outdoor grill a good clean before you begin your party planning. Depending on what type of grill grate you have, follow these tips for a spotless grill on your next cookout.

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2. Trim your trees

Clean up your yard by directing the growth of your branches. Summer is prime time for pruning to keep your trees and shrubs healthy and attractive. Hire a professional

if you’re not sure of the do’s and don’ts of pruning.

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3. Turn your ceiling fan counterclockwise

Need a little boost of cold air in your home? Turn your ceiling fan counterclockwise to push cool air down to the floor. This can also reduce the use of AC in your home to help you with your summer savings.

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4. Wash your windows

When the weather warms up, it’s time to wash your windows! Keep those fingerprints and dirt from showing when the sun shines through your windows by giving them a quick clean.

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5. Replace old weatherstripping

Keep the cold air in and the warm air out by replacing your weatherstripping on your doors and windows. Learn how to replace weatherstripping by following this easy guide.

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6. Wipe down lights

Leaving your windows and doors open to let fresh air in can cause bugs, dirt, and dust to collect. Give your light fixtures a quick clean by wiping down the inside and outside of the shade.

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Image Credit: Gelotte Hommas

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7. Check your hose

Save water this summer by checking your hose connection for leaks or damage.

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Have more tips for getting your home ready for the summer season? Share them in the comments below!