After a long and tiring few months, we’ve finally made it to June! New Yorkers have survived social distancing, just in time for the sun to come out. And what better way to prepare for summer, than to make a few changes by brightening your apartment?


Whether you plan on continuing to work from home, or venturing out to soak in the rays, prepping your home for these warmer months is a must. Check out these five simple ways to get your apartment summer ready!

Repot Your Plants

You’ve successfully kept your plants alive through winter. Congratulations! It’s time to celebrate and give those beauties space to grow. Repotting plants is a perfect, summertime DIY project (especially if you have kiddos)! So break out that new soil, and put your green thumb to good use. Your plants will thank you for the extra room, and your apartment will instantly have a summertime feel. 

Lighten Your Linens

We’ve made it through the summer months, and are about to reach for our air-conditioners. To ensure that you have a peaceful night’s sleep, make sure to swap out your heavy bed sheets and comforter for some lighter cotton linens. This simple step will ensure you wake up refreshed this June. 

Rotate Your Clothes

While you’re in the business of swapping out fabric, why not give your wardrobe a little flip? Go ahead and stash away your snow boots and heavy jackets, in favor of those sundresses and sandals. Not only will this shift instantly put you in a summery mood, but it also helps to keep your closet clutter-free. 

Finish Any Spring Cleaning

Spring certainly felt a bit different this year. And while you may have been on top of your housekeeping game, chances are there are a few extra projects that you have left to complete. Why not usher in the new season with a fresh home? Take a day and cross off all those items on your to-do list, so you can enter into the month feeling prepped and ready to go!

Embrace the Sunshine

We’ve been cooped inside for a while, and it’s time to let the sunlight in! Open a window, and feel the breeze. Or at the very least, opt for some lovely, sheer curtains that let natural light pour into your apartment. Sunshine is an excellent mood booster, so make sure to start your day off in a bright way.