The holiday season is in full swing, which means it’s time to entertain family and friends. Below are some holiday home prep tips to make your guests feel at home and to alleviate any last minute problems that can come up and take time away from your family during the holiday season.
Make sure walkways and porches are free of ice, snow and any other bumps that someone could trip on. Taking someone to the emergency room because of a fall is not the way you want to start the holidays. Another way to ensure your guests’ safety is to make sure all outdoor lighting is functioning properly and is turned on when it is dark.
The kitchen has become one of the main areas for entertaining during the holiday season. If you have old or outdated appliances, it might be a good idea to install new ones. Replacing the appliances can make a huge difference when you’re preparing meals for large groups.
Make sure your bathroom is clean and free of mold or mildew. Be sure there is plenty of hand soap, hand towels, and toilet paper so your guests can easily access more supplies if needed. It’s also a good idea to clean out the sink and bathtub drain before guests arrive to avoid any clogs.
If your guests are staying in a spare bedroom, be sure to make the bed with clean linens and provide some extra blankets if needed. Add a reading light and alarm clock to the nightside table since not everyone goes to sleep and wakes up at the same time.