As the warmer weather approaches, it’s time to gear up for some fantastic summer outdoor entertaining. I’m Kristianna, and I’m here to share my top tips for ensuring your outdoor space is ready to host memorable gatherings with family and friends.

Tip 1:

Plan your outdoor oasis before you dive into summer fun.
Take a moment to envision how you want to enjoy your outdoor space this year. Jot down your priorities for creating the perfect gathering spot. Whether it’s comfy seating, a barbecue grill, or a kid-friendly zone, make a list of what you need. Planning helps you assess what you already have on hand and prevents purchasing unnecessary items – a practice we encourage at A Hand to Help.

Tip 2:

Freshen up with a good clean.
Cleaning outdoor furniture that’s been stored away during winter might not be the most glamorous task, but it can save you money compared to buying something new. Sometimes, a simple coat of paint can work wonders for a piece of furniture or an outdoor area. Ask friends to help out – it’s a fun way to achieve your outdoor entertaining goal and have a fabulous time together.
But beware, water and friends can make for a hilarious and messy time!

Tip 3:

Shop wisely.
When you’re shopping for items to spruce up your summer outdoor entertaining space, ask yourself a couple of important questions:

  • Will this addition enhance or hinder my outdoor experience?
  • Does it make hosting and relaxation easier or more challenging?

Keep an eye out for clutter that might detract from your enjoyment. Remember, sometimes less is more. Take your time and embrace ‘the tweak’, changing your outdoor space until it feels just right for you.

With these three tips, you’ll be well-prepared to make the most of the Australian summer and enjoy outdoor entertaining with friends and family.
So, embrace the sunshine, and let the good times roll!

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