Summer might feel like half a lifetime away…
But there’s nothing quite like getting prepared for hotter days to come to make the days go by that much quicker.
From getting your back garden BBQ ready, to safe-guarding your swimming pool to prepping your wardrobe – there’s a whole heap of things that you can do to pass the shorter days so that you’re perfectly ready for the longer ones to start!
Here are the 5 best things you should be doing right now, to make sure that your Summer goes off without a hitch:
Install and Safeguard Your Own Swimming Pool
Nothing says Summer-time fun better than your very own Swimming Pool in your back garden. You’d be surprised at how cheap you can get them installed at, but one thing you don’t want to skimp on are the safety features. If you’re planning on holding some phat Summer-time-P-Diddy-style pool parties, then you’ll probably want to avoid the resulting law suits that will eventually come your way when a reveller slips and cracks their head open on your patio.
Make sure you buy the requisite warning signs, safety rails and non-slip fittings. If you feel like all the Health & Safety features are starting to overbear your pimping new Swimming Pool, then invest in a fancy automated cover (http://www.paramountpools.co.uk/aquamatic-safety-pool-covers/) to restore the missing cool vibe and impress your guests come summer time.
Revamp Your Summer Wardrobe
I know, I know – you’ve spent the last three months wrapped up in woollen scarves, the warmest of jumpers and cardigans – the last thing you want to do it start rifling through your Summer time selection. Think on this though: British Summers are incredibly unpredictable, they start and end abruptly with little or no warning, don’t be left in the warm with nothing to wear!
Here in Britain we’re sometimes treated to our first hot day as early as March, don’t be the loser left waddling around in their Winter Peacoat, make sure that your Summer outfits are prepared so that you can jump into the Summer vibe as soon as the situation calls for it!
Get Your Garden Back Under Control
Winter may well be the time of year for huddling in the warmth inside and scorning the outside as much as physically possible, but whilst you’re doing this your back garden will be slowly but surely running out of your control. After four months spent inside, ignoring the Jungle of vegetation that was once your garden, you’re going to need to head out there at least once before Summer begins again.
No one wants to have a BBQ amongst the ruins of a post-apocalyptic Suburbia – save yourself the embarrassment of anyone seeing your unkempt yard and get a handle on it this Winter. By hacking down any overgrown weeds, dead-heading any wilfully determined flowers and getting handy with the shovel and rake now, you can save yourself the hard work when the weather gets warmer in the Summer time.
Book A Last-Minute Festival Ticket
Don’t be the uncool kid left with no party to go to come the Summer break! They may have become wildly commercialised showcases for semi-talented one-hit wonders, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get in on the hype with everyone else.
In today’s day and age there’s a music festival for everyone, whether it’s a high-intensity rave in a Spanish meadow or a 3-day sojourn through the laid back art scene of Texas, there’s a music-based holiday out there for every taste. Do your research, save up your cash and then book your tickets before they all go – time is off the essence!
Get To The Gym And Stay There!
If you haven’t put the gym on your mammoth New Year’s Resolution list, then it’s about time you got real and had a long hard look at yourself in the mirror. You’re not going to be impressing anybody at the beach with your body in the post-indulgence state that it is now. Take the first step in your fitness journey today and get your body back on the road to recovery.
Many gyms run great offers at this time of the year, take advantage of them and you can even get a few cheeky bonuses thrown in for free. A one-on-one session with a personal trainer will help you find your weak spots and make a rock-solid plan that will take your from the dark corners of Winter all the way into the discerning light of Summer.