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