The last quarter of the year is always marked by celebrations and events. When the holidays come around and the year winds to a close, people find themselves overwhelmed with preparations for celebrations, events and parties. From shopping to cooking to visiting relatives out of town, things can get really hectic and you may find your holiday experience less than enjoyable. If you want to avoid the rush this year and tackle your tasks in an organized manner, it is important to start early.
Preparing your home for the holidays involves the usual stages: decluttering, cleaning and maintenance of appliances and furniture. Make a list of all you want to do and prioritize things one a time line.
Here are some of the things you might miss out and should not fail to do:
- Replace burned out light bulbs. LEDs, or light emitting diodes, are better used in outdoor places because they are durable and perform even in cold weather. LEDs with the energy star are recommended for pathway lights, step lights and porch lights.
- Safeproof your home. Make your home slip-proof and fall-proof. Clean walkways, get rid of ice and snow regularly. Fix loose treads, deck boards and loose pavement steps on walkways.
- Since it is going to be winter season/colder season, establish a place to collect coats and jackets. Add extra hangers to your coat closet.
- Inspect the refrigerator. Food is going to be a major player in events you will be hosting – making sure that it is up and running is important.
- Clean and prepare guest rooms so it will be ready for visitors.
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