Preparing Your Home For The Holiday Season

Preparing Your Home For The Holiday Season is a big task.

With traveling, shopping and more it can make your head spin.  We’re here to help you whip your home into shape so if your expecting visitors you’ll have no worries about being disorganized, at least when your home comes into play.

The first thing we suggest you do it CLEAN YOUR GUTTERS!

This is not only important to prepare for the incoming winter weather but it will prevent ice dams, leaks and slick spots on your walkways. If you know that you have no time to DIY please call a professional to take care of it for you ( such as Gutters & Guards, Inc) that way it will be off your honey to-do list and you’ll not have to worry about gutter problems on those cold winter months.

Preparing Your Home For The Holiday Season

Rake the leaves, if you haven’t already.

This will help your yard look well-kept and when snow begins to fall it will leave less of a mess.

Bring out the welcome mat.

Give your front entrance a cheerful holiday look by adding a festive mat, wreath and lights! To learn more about hanging lights on your home please view our recent post! Make your home seem like a winter wonderland even if there is no snow on the ground.

Slip proof your home.

This means fixing those loose steps, handrails and walkways. We also suggest using a double-sided tape for that slippery rug in the foyer. It might be a good idea to stock up on de-icer as well.

Light the way.

Make sure your outdoor lights are in perfect working order and are on before your guests leave. That way no one is tripping over their own feet.

Preparing Your Home For The Holiday Season

Other little things that you can do when preparing Your Home For The Holiday Season is:

  • Changing the batteries in your CO and Fire alarms
  • Updating your 1st aid kit
  • Check your fire extinguisher and making sure it works.
  • Having jumper cables on stand-by in-case a visitor’s car battery decides to quit.
  • making sure your bathroom is stocked with plenty of hand towels and toilet paper.
  • Adding more hangers to your coat closet and having a place for guest to place their muddy shoes.

Quick Cleaning Tip When Preparing Your Home For The Holiday Season:

Every week tackle a single room or area by applying four key skills to organize your home – eliminate clutter, organize, clean and plan for the holiday decorating touches that will make your home  look amazing. In the early stages of the plan, focus on your personal spaces, which make it easier to plan for the approaching season and give you the organized space you’ll need for decorations, craft gifts, wrapping and more. If you need help on gutter cleaning or other gutter related issues, please give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.

For a free estimate on gutter cleaning, repairs or adding gutter guards, call us today! Our experienced team will take the guess-work out of the process, and ensure that your home is protected.

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