It’s already springtime in the southern United States, and that means that people are already thinking about warmer days to come. Before you know it, summer will be here. This season is the perfect time to enjoy time with friends and family and take a break from work and get some much-needed rest. You can make the most of your time during the summer by taking some steps to prepare before it even gets here. Here are some things you can do to prepare now to have an amazing summer in 2023.
Create a Summer Bucket List
Look at all the things you’d like to do, from swimming to visiting state parks to going on an extravagant vacation. After you create the list, put them in priority order so that you make sure to do the things this summer that are most important for you. You can even add things like growing a garden, relaxing on the porch in the evenings, and inviting friends over for dinner once a month.
Make Sure Your Summer Clothes Fit
Now is the time to bring out your summer clothes to make sure they fit. You won’t feel confident if your clothes are too loose or too tight. It’s best to keep the things that fit just right and to get rid of or pack away the rest. If you find that you need a few new items to have a complete wardrobe for the summer, you can start making plans now for what you need and setting aside the money to buy them.
Splurge on a Luxury Summer Clothing Item
Summer dresses, bathing suits, and even shorts come in a wide array of options. But splurging on some high-end and luxurious ones can help you get more excited about the summer months to come. Finding a luxurious set of cheeky bikini bottoms for summer or getting a new summer dress for those warm-weather date nights can make all the difference in the world. Something about a high-end piece of clothing boosts confidence and helps you feel your best, especially in your summer clothes.
Update Passports Now if Needed
If you’re traveling abroad, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the date of return. You will also need to apply for a visa if you are going to a country that requires one. If your passport is expired or expiring soon, you’ll want to renew it now so that you can travel in the summer and won’t run into issues of your passport not being ready on time.
Start Putting in Your Vacation Requests
You can’t have an amazing summer if you don’t have time off. You need to make sure your schedule is clear, but be sure to leave room for spontaneity. Put in your summer vacation requests at work to ensure that your time is already reserved for your summer time off. Then start booking any hotels, flights, and rental cars to ensure that your plans are all ready for when the day comes. This will alleviate any stress of not being able to find a hotel room last minute.
Perform Annual Car Maintenance Tasks
Now is the time to get your car ready for summer. Any engine flush, coolant flushes, and regular car maintenance can be done now so that your vehicle is ready for summer travel. You’ll want to check tire pressure, get new windshield wiper blades, change your oil, and get any repairs done now. These tasks can help your vehicle’s engine run better when the summer months are here.
Set Aside Money for Summer Activities
Having the cash to do the things you want in the summer is important. You can be sure that you’ll have enough cash for pool passes, theme park tickets, and more when you start saving up now. Plus, many places offer discounts when you buy passes before the summer rush hits. This can save you big money on activities for the summer.
Get Your Yard Looking its Best
Want your yard to be ready for summer, start planting outdoors after the last frost in your area. You can even do weed-killing activities now to ensure that they won’t take over when the weather really warms up. Clean up debris like fallen leaves or branches. And make sure you don’t have any safety hazards in your yard. Check your fencing to be sure that everything is functioning properly as well. All of these tasks can help you enjoy your yard come summer.