Preparing Your Home To Host The Holidays

November 30, 2016

The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and with it comes a lot of hosting house guests, visitors, and family.


Whether it’s your family staying for two weeks, a big neighborhood holiday party, or simply relaxing at home with your family – preparing your home for the holiday season is a critical step to enjoying all that the festive months have to offer!


Now is the perfect time to begin the preparation process, with a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving arrives.


We’ve assembled a few steps that can help you get your home in tip-top shape for hosting and enjoying holiday celebrations!



5 Ways to Prepare Your Home for the Holidays


Deep Clean


Give your home a top-to-bottom deep clean BEFORE you think about pulling out your decorations or tree. You can invest in a professional cleaning service or break up a master list between family members.


Look high and low to be sure you’re hitting the places that are often overlooked, or that your guests will notice.




If you’ve had a project on your mind to make your home more modern or beautiful, now is the time!


Make an action plan for a new project or wrap up any in-progress projects around your home. If you’ve been dying for new backsplash or you’ve been thinking about buying a new TV stand entertainment center, get brave and pull the trigger today!


Stock Up for Snow


Get a new heavy duty shovel or snow blower. Edge your yard to allow for clean snow removal around your driveway and sidewalks. Store a large bucket or back of rock salt to use for de-icing walkways. Now is also a good time to dig out your hats, coats, and durable mittens.


Prevent Pests


Nothing makes your home seem grosser than bugs, cobwebs, and pests inside your cozy rooms. Do a careful assessment of the exterior of your house looking for holes or weak spots. Note where you find pests inside your home.


Do you want pest traps and visible pest control measures everywhere in your home while you have guests?


Of course not!


Call or contact All Green Pest Control for a preventative spray to be sure pests stay far away from your holiday parties all winter long. They can make a brief appointment, apply the kid- and pet-safe pest deterrent around your home and you won’t have to worry about another pest again!


Update Your Guest Rooms & Living Spaces


Think like a five-star hotel! Cozy linens, accessible amenities, yummy smells, and attractive decorations. You can upgrade your home on any budget, and make a festive splash. It can be as easy as a lush new blanket or beautiful garland.


But the most important part? Have a great time enjoying the ones you love!