Preparing Your Home for Holiday Guests
In addition lending itself to quiet nights at home with your loved ones, the holiday season is a time to jingle and mingle and dance the night away with extended family, friends, and neighbors. But before you start rocking around the Christmas tree, you may want to spend some time preparing your home for holiday guests.
Below is a list of tips and tidbits for preparing your home for holiday guests, so that your holiday season can be just that much brighter.
- Improve your home's indoor air quality. NADCA (The HVAC Inspection, Maintenance, and Restoration Association) explains that up to 40 pounds of dust is created and collected every year in a typical six-room home, and these contaminants are pulled into your HVAC system and recirculated up to seven times a day. By having your HVAC system inspected and cleaned by an air duct cleaning professional, you can be sure your guests aren't exposed to those harsh chemicals and particulates.
- Start preparing your home for holiday guests now. The National Association of Realtors points out that the day before guests arrive is no time to clean out linen closets or frantically pull apart junk drawers. Instead, focus on decluttering guest rooms and public areas like the living room and dining room.
- Child proof your home. Prepare your home for holiday guests by hiding matches and lighters; transferring toxic cleaners and medicines from base cabinets to wall cabinets; and by asking parents to bring hardware like baby gates and cabinet locks to keep their little ones safe.
- Prep your kitchen. Prepare your home for holiday guests by increasing storage space. Install a pot rack to clear cooking items off countertops and ranges, moving your coffee station to a family room so guests don't crowd the kitchen during meal prep time.
More info? For more information on effective ways to improve your indoor air quality and prepare your home for holiday guests, check out this post: Tips to Reduce Indoor Air Pollution this Holiday Season
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For more tips on preparing your home for holiday guests, be sure to stay tuned for our next post that discusses your holiday guests and pet allergies.