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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!