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Tips for Getting Your Home Ready for Holiday Entertaining

Picture of a cozy chair next to a beautifully decorated Christmas Tree

The holidays are a time where your home is on display for family, friends, and neighbors. Ensure your home is ready to receive guests with these tips for getting your home ready for the holidays.

Spruce up the guestroom

Inspect guest bedrooms and bathrooms and check for leaky faucets, loose floorboards, and creaky door hinges. Your guest bath is about to get a lot more use, so it’s a good idea to snake shower and sink drains and check the plumbing. Deep clean all guest areas by dusting, vacuuming, and mopping. Then, light a holiday scented candle in the room before your guests’ arrival for a warm welcome into your home!

Inspect fireplace

One of the most iconic holiday activities is gathering together around the fire singing Christmas carols. If your fireplace is dirty, making a fire could be dangerous. Sweep out old ashes from previous fires, but don’t throw them away— then use them to fertilize your plants! Hire a chimney sweep once a year to inspect your fireplace to ensure it’s safe to use. If you’d like to clean it on your own, here are some tips for cleaning your fireplace.

Save space

Think about ways to declutter and save space in your main living areas. Clear out junk drawers and remove unnecessary items from countertops so that there’s more space for people to enjoy. Consider adding command hooks to bathrooms to hang extra towels. Add organizers or pull out pantries in the kitchen to make the best use of space. Consider adding shelving in the living room for items that would typically be scattered around coffee and end tables so there’s more space for people to set down their food and drinks.

Yard maintenance

It won’t be long before you hang Christmas lights around your house, so make sure your home is ready for this holiday tradition. Cut back large tree limbs that may hang over your home. Consider power washing the siding or touching up exterior paint to make your home look great this holiday season.

Prepare your home for cold weather

Keep your guests comfortable in the middle of the night by making sure heat will remain inside your home. Seal up any windows or doors to retain heat. Inspect your heating system to make sure it’s in good working order. It’s also a perfect time to check your air filters and clean the vents throughout your home. Also, keep extra blankets readily accessible for your overnight guests.

Gabriel Building Supply helps you get ready for the holidays

We have all the DIY and home maintenance supplies you need to get your home ready for holiday guests. Call us at 985-386-3525 or visit our stores in Ponchatoula and Amite, LA, to learn more!

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