Holiday Maintenance Tasks to Do Before Your Guests Arrive

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Holiday Home Maintenance Checklist

Tis’ the season for holiday cheer and hosting guests! If you’re expecting holiday houseguests, now is the time to start thinking about home maintenance tasks before they arrive. You can focus on enjoying the holidays stress-free by getting a head start on things. Here are some maintenance tasks to consider:

1) Disinfect Common Surfaces

Did you know bacteria can linger on common surfaces like countertops, door handles, and light switches? Cleaning and disinfecting these areas before guests arrive is a must. Not only will it help keep everyone healthy, but it will also give your home a fresh and clean feel.

2) Check Appliances

When expecting guests, the last thing any host wants are issues with your major kitchen appliances. No one wants the hassle of dealing with a broken stove or fridge while trying to cook and entertain. So check your appliances and make necessary repairs to avoid inconvenience and holiday disasters.

3) Care For Your Floors

As bacteria can linger on common surfaces, flooring collects dirt, dust, dander, and other contaminants over time. A strong vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter can help remove many of these allergens from your floors. Also, consider hiring a professional carpet cleaning service before guests arrive if you have carpets. Investing in a thorough floor cleaning can help everyone breathe easily during their holiday visit.

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4) Declutter Your Space

A great way to prepare for guests is to declutter your home. Not only does this make your space look neater, but it can also help you find things you may have been looking for months! Go through each room and remove anything you don’t need, including clothes, toys, furniture, or anything else, taking up extra space.

5) Check Your Carbon Monoxide And Smoke Detectors

The holidays are the time when family and friends gather together. Unfortunately, it’s the time of year when home fires are most common. Be sure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order before guests arrive. Test them to be sure they’re functioning correctly, and replace the batteries if needed.

6) Change Your HVAC Air Filter

The air filter in your HVAC system helps remove contaminants from the air in your home. A fresh air filter positively impacts indoor air quality, making your home more comfortable for guests with allergies, asthma, or respiratory issues. While this task should be part of your regular home maintenance checklist, it’s essential to do it before guests arrive.

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7) Clear Your Driveway And Sidewalks

Every host cares about their guests’ safety. So if there’s snow or ice on your driveway or sidewalks, clear it before they arrive. Then, consider an application of snow melt, salt, or sand to keep the treated areas safe and free of ice.

Entertaining guests during the holidays can be a lot of fun. And having these home maintenance tasks out of the way before they arrive can help make it a stress-free experience for everyone. So get started today and enjoy a smooth and seamless holiday season!

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Shelly Henderson
Shelly Henderson
Shelly calls herself a “Charlottean” because her family has been there since her elementary school days. She serves as Henderson Properties’ co-founder, along with her husband Phil, managing the day-to-day operations, social media branding and leadership development. Her different life experiences, both positive and challenging, earned the title to her first book Starting From Scratch. Shelly has a servant’s heart and leads her company with purpose and passion. She is mom to two sons who continue as young adults to make her heart swell.