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By Posted in - Practical on March 10th, 2015 obm_summer_ready_10

Making the house Summer Ready. On Ibiza you hear these expressions a lot. Winterizing my house, I survived four winters on Ibiza and Making the house Summer Ready. What does that mean? A lot of foreigners rent out their houses to tourists. The season starts after Easter and ends after the clubs close, the end of September. And because Ibiza is very humid during the winter, you can not leave paper (books), fabric (sheets, towels), metal, leather or wood (furniture) behind with doors and windows closed. So at the end of a rental season, when you leave your house for five or six months, you have to put everything inside plastic boxes in a dry space. If not, mildew will start growing on your furniture and walls

gay couple making their rental house Ibiza summer ready

String of ivy grew inside the dining room

Last year we had a great idea. We left all pots and pans in the conservatory, the driest place of the house, because the sun passes by every day. And it worked! No moulding. Only a string of ivy grew through the roof inside the dining room.

gay couple making their rental house Ibiza summer ready

We left all pots and pans in the conservatory

gay couple making their rental house Ibiza summer ready

Everything could lay in the sun for a few hours

 

Next thing you do when you arrive: check the whole house for mildew or wet spots. Take everything out of the boxes. Wash it, if needed. We were lucky it was sunny the the day we arrived, so everything could lay in the sun for a few hours. The pillows are so labor-intensive.

gay couple making their rental house Ibiza summer ready

The pillows are so labor-intensive!

gay couple making their rental house Ibiza summer ready

… and more pillows

gay couple making their rental house Ibiza summer ready

… and more pillows

gay couple making their rental house Ibiza summer ready

Almost ready!

The only mildew was on one of the sun beds. But Johan cleaned it with Vanish and it is gone now!

gay couple making their rental house Ibiza summer ready

Vanish-ed

gay couple making their rental house Ibiza summer ready

Time for a little bit sunbathing!

I was in charge of unpacking all clothes from the moving boxes and put it in the closets, while Johan was doing the hard work. I am more dandy than handy, haha. So many clothes. Right now I decided the clothes which we would not wear so much (like jackets, shirts and nice shoes) in one of the bedrooms, which are going to be rented out later. The casual clothes in our bedroom. So still a lot of things need to be thrown away. Poor me!

gay couple making their rental house Ibiza summer ready

I was in charge of unpacking all clothes

gay couple making their Ibiza rental house summer ready

Need more closets!

 

gay couple making their rental house Ibiza summer ready

Still things need to be thrown away

 

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  • Agniet en Ab - Reply

    March 10, 2015 at 20:22

    zwaar werk- maar je hebt genoeg opslagruimte maar zo te zien is het lekker weer dus geniet er van
    We zijn wel jaloers
    Dikke kus
    A&a

  • Sebastien - Reply

    March 11, 2015 at 05:07

    Hey Guys
    Great what You did , Wisch You a Great Start in Ibiza
    Looking forward to See You in june
    Xxxx
    Sebastien

  • Ria v.d. Haar - Reply

    March 11, 2015 at 16:02

    Mooie verhalen van jullie emigratie.
    Tip:Maak meer planken in je schoenenkast. Dan kunnen er twee keer zoveel schoenen in. Succes met jullie avontuur.

  • Mirjam - Reply

    March 11, 2015 at 22:33

    Lekker bezig mannen ;))

    Dikke zoen vanuit Utreg

  • Saskia - Reply

    March 12, 2015 at 22:52

    Dag heren,

    Allereerst, van harte gefeliciteerd met jullie huwelijk. Ten tweede, wat gaaf dat jullie dit gedaan hebben! Ten derde, wat jammer dat jullie ons als buren hebben verlaten, we zullen de bekende gezichten en de hondjes missen :-(. Ze zeggen wel eens, een goede buur is beter dan een verre vriend, en ook al hebben we niet veel met elkaar te maken gehad, we vonden jullie een goede buur.

    Leuk dat jullie naar Spanje zijn gegaan, ik ben er opgegroeid van mijn twaalfde tot mijn vijfentwintigste (in Denia en Valencia). Mijn moeder, zus en nichtjes wonen er nog. Ik ben gek genoeg alleen nog nooit op Ibiza geweest, maar wat niet is kan nog komen.

    Ik en Frank wensen jullie in elk geval héél erg veel succes, en we will meet again, hetzij in Rotterdam, hetzij misschien ooit op Ibiza.

    Groetjes, jullie (ex-) buren van ‘s-Lands Werf 233. Je weet wel, van de paarden, het hardlopen en het duiken. :-P

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