The festive season is just around the corner. It can be an excellent time to spend with loved ones as you create memories. While you may find it stressful to prepare for the holidays, organizing yourself ahead of time can help reduce your stress significantly. Concentrating on important tasks now will allow you to enjoy the holidays once they arrive. To help you get ready, consider the following home improvement tips.
Declutter All the Rooms in Your Home
Regardless of how tidy you may be, it’s easy to find piled-up clutter in your rooms. Start decluttering to enjoy a clutter-free space by Christmas. You can start by decluttering one room, zone, or space at a time to make the work easy.
If you feel overwhelmed, consider decluttering the cupboards and storage areas first. Then you can concentrate on the rooms you and your guests will spend most of the time in. Also, arrange and remove unwanted things in spaces, such as guest bedrooms, which may be your current dumping grounds. Clear all the items you don’t need and consider gifting them to your loved ones or selling them for extra cash.
Stock up Your Pantry
Having enough supplies will enable you to enjoy stress-free cooking during the holiday season. Organize yourself by preparing a list of expected guests and the meals you plan to make. Then, purchase the essentials during your regular shopping trips. You can stock baking supplies, spices and herbs, sauces and special seasonings, packaged food, and cleaning supplies ahead of time.
Prepare the Guest Bedroom
Are you planning to host some guests this holiday season? While it should be a season of fun and merry-making, hosting can stress you out, no matter the preparations. Now that the festive season is almost here with us, it is the perfect time to create space for your guests so that you can relax later on.
Make the room cozy so that your visitors feel like they are home away from home. Put warm and soft bed linens, patterned blankets, and warm lighting to brighten the room. You may add a teddy fleece, a fur throw, or brushed cotton on the bed. In addition, consider adding a small Christmas tree for the room to feel extra special.
Deep Clean the Indoor and Outdoor Spaces
Now is the right time to clean the areas you neglect throughout the year. Clean the windows, doors, under the furniture, lighting fixtures, and outdoor spaces. Spread out the cleaning project so you complete the tasks over the coming several weeks, and you will have cleaned all places by the time the festive season arrives. Having a clean home can help reduce the spread of germs, and it is good for indoor air quality and overall well-being.
Check the HVAC System and Other Home Appliances
While preparing your home for the festivities, don’t forget to pay attention to your HVAC system and other home appliances. Now is a good time to schedule professional service for your water heater to ensure that it’s ready for increased usage. You may also want to do a thorough cleaning of your dishwasher and have your plumbing inspected.
Of course, you don’t want to be left in a home that has no heat this holiday season. To prevent heating issues, schedule regular maintenance with professional technicians like those at Underwood AC LLC. During a maintenance visit, our team will inspect your entire heating system and ensure that it is free of debris and failing parts. If we find an issue, we can provide a quick repair to prevent a total breakdown. Our team can also clean your ducts and offer air quality solutions to ensure that the air you’re breathing is as clean as possible.
Our Professional Services
At Underwood AC LLC, we would be happy to help you get ready for the holidays this year. In addition to heating maintenance and duct cleaning, we provide a full range of cooling services. We repair and install furnaces and air conditioners as well as heat pumps and ductless mini-split systems. Our team also provides home energy surveys and pool heating services. We have more than three decades of experience and are dedicated to exceeding our customers’ expectations. Reach out to us today to learn more about what we can do for your home in Davenport or the surrounding area.