Get your Home Ready for Back to School

ADDED ON July 28, 2018 0 COMMENTS

Get your home ready for back to schoolSchool supplies are showing up on the shelves of stores everywhere around Los Angeles reminding everyone that the final days of summer are edging closer.

With that in mind, it’s a good idea to evaluate your Los Angeles home to make sure you are organized and prepared for the approaching back to school days. Even if you do not have children in school, shortened daylight hours and changing traffic patterns can affect your neighborhood and home life, giving you a reason to pause and consider changes you may want to incorporate now.

Home Improvement Projects

With extended daylight hours, now is the time to evaluate your Los Angeles home and complete any projects you’ve been contemplating.  In addition, some work such as repairing or replacing a roof, should be done before the fall and winter weather arrives.  Now is the time to plan for any remaining home improvement projects to be done this year.

Are you going to do the work yourself?  Summer schedules and vacations are a bit more open typically, allowing you more freedom to work on your project and recruit friends who may be available to help, too. It’s easier to do work on your house with the summer weather.

If you’re not going to do the work yourself, call your contractor to get an estimate now, and then schedule the work to be done.  Contractors also tend to get busy in fall as others realize that fall may be the last opportunity to get work done before the holidays (and guests!) and before work may be affected by the weather.

Finishing projects up now will give you peace of mind in the coming months, including those busy first weeks of fall and through the holidays.

Personal Planning Around your Los Angeles Home

With sales on school and office supplies, now may be a good time for you to do personal planning and organizing as well.   Take a look at your home office.  Do you need a new wall calendar or a dry erase board, or can you de-clutter your home office space using home organizers or storage containers?  You can save time and money by shopping now while inventory is high. Watch for sale promotions during this period also.  With the extra daylight hours, this time of year is the perfect time of year to dedicate yourself to organizing.

Enjoy the rest of summer

Regardless of the projects you embark on as you enjoy the lingering days of summer, now is the time to prepare for the transition from summer to fall.  Make the most of the last part of summer – take trips, visit friends and family, have special time for yourself!

You don’t have to go far.  There are wonderful places to visit in and around Los Angeles!    Take time to discover the cultural and historical aspects of the greater Los Angeles area, or around your community.


If you would like to buy a Los Angeles home, and move in before school starts, you may want to look at these Los Angeles listings:

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