Donate Old DIY Materials
Take spare supplies to a local recycling center, such as Habitat for Humanity ReStores, to make room for this season’s project materials.
Water Plants Effectively
Water evaporates faster in the hot afternoon, so morning soaks are better—plus, cooler temps mean less chance of fungal disease.
Ensure that none are warm to the touch, discolored, or buzzing. If an outlet seems suspect, stop using it and call in an electrician right away.
Service Sliding Doors
They’ll glide more easily with a quick vacuuming. Use a toothbrush to clear weep holes of any remaining dirt.
Shine up Stainless Steel
Wipe surfaces in the direction of the grain with a soft cloth dipped in white vinegar, then buff with a dry cloth.
Replace your Fridge’s Water Filter
It loses effectiveness over time, so be sure to swap it out twice yearly for better-tasting H2O.