Get Your Beach House Ready for the Season

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The clocks have sprung forward. The trees are starting to bloom. And pollen is … well, everywhere! What does all this mean? It means spring is here, of course, and with it, the time to prep your beach house for the upcoming season. The sooner you get a leg up on this annual routine, the sooner you and your guests can be kicking back on the sand; and the more systematically you tackle this chore, the more relaxation you’ll be rewarded with when all your check boxes have been checked!

 

Let’s start with the high-level stuff:

Ÿ  Open and air out the home: Shake out area rugs. Pat and plump pillows. Get the patio cushions out of storage. Open windows to get winter’s stale air out and the fresh air in. This will also give you a chance to make sure that drapery pulls are working, that blinds are rotating properly, and that window screens are stable and secure.

Ÿ  Spring cleaning: Are all the rooms/spaces clean and ready to go? If not, do you need to book a top-to-bottom cleaning? Are all household goods in place and ready for use? Or could the kitchen, laundry room, outdoor shed, and other areas benefit from some reorganizing and TLC, especially if the last occupants left things untidy?

Ÿ  Test and adjust the thermostat: The heat of summer is not the time to discover your air-conditioning is on the fritz or your fan system isn’t turning over. If any HVAC repairs are needed, you’ll pay a lot less now than at the peak of the season.

Ÿ  Run showers and sinks: The same goes for your plumbing and water systems—confirming that all is flowing smoothly before you turn on that tap will save you a lot of headaches and money later.

Ÿ  Do an overall structural check: Appliances working? All lights and ceiling fans turn on? Any bulbs need to be changed? All windows intact with no cracks? No water leaks in the ceiling? You’ll gain invaluable peace of mind from knowing you were mindful of all maintenance issues ahead of vacation time.

 

Once the “big stuff” is taken care of, you can move on to the little stuff that turns a trip into a treasured memory:

Ÿ  Schedule laundering needs: Those musty bedspreads might need to be sent out for dry-cleaning. Do you have enough linens on hand to accommodate all bedrooms and bathrooms, or do you need to order a package?

Ÿ  Grocery shopping: One of the joys of beach house living is staying home for many meals—eating on the deck with just your family. Immediately before a planned stay is the time to fill up that fridge with perishables, stock the pantry with staples, and visit the local farmer’s market for the freshest seasonal produce.

Ÿ  Order a catered meal for your arrival: Speaking of meals, wouldn’t it be great to not have to worry about how to feed hungry mouths the moment you get there? Ordering a meal to be delivered right to you on arrival day is one of the true pleasures of being on vacation.

Ÿ  Make reservations for activities and restaurants: But when you do want to venture out to partake of the area’s amenities, having reservations in place beforehand makes all the difference between a trip that runs smoothly and one that encounters unpredictable disappointments.

 

Too busy to do all this yourself or prefer to have a professional service take care of all the details for you? Give Morgan Organizers a call today, and we’ll make sure that your vacation starts the minute you turn the key to your glorious getaway! 301-787-4010

Once the “big stuff” is taken care of, you can move on to the little stuff that turns a trip into a treasured memory:

Ÿ  Schedule laundering needs: Those musty bedspreads might need to be sent out for dry-cleaning. Do you have enough linens on hand to accommodate all bedrooms and bathrooms, or do you need to order a package?

Ÿ  Grocery shopping: One of the joys of beach house living is staying home for many meals—eating on the deck with just your family. Immediately before a planned stay is the time to fill up that fridge with perishables, stock the pantry with staples, and visit the local farmer’s market for the freshest seasonal produce.

Ÿ  Order a catered meal for your arrival: Speaking of meals, wouldn’t it be great to not have to worry about how to feed hungry mouths the moment you get there? Ordering a meal to be delivered right to you on arrival day is one of the true pleasures of being on vacation.

Ÿ  Make reservations for activities and restaurants: But when you do want to venture out to partake of the area’s amenities, having reservations in place beforehand makes all the difference between a trip that runs smoothly and one that encounters unpredictable disappointments.

Too busy to do all this yourself or prefer to have a professional service take care of all the details for you? Give Morgan Organizers a call today, and we’ll make sure that your vacation starts the minute you turn the key to your glorious getaway! 301-787-4010

Michele Morgan