Preparations for the holidays are kicking into high gear. Do you even remember Thanksgiving at this point? It is time to focus on all the coming and goings that will be happening in the next few weeks. Top priority: Get your guestroom holiday ready for out of town visitors. That is easy to accomplish with a few simple tasks:
Check the Mattress
The last time someone slept in the guestroom bed was probably the last time you had overnight guests. It’s not as if you take naps in there when you’re bed is available. It might have been an entire year since you changed the sheets from the last visit. That means it is time to strip the bed and get freshly laundered sheets, pillowcases and blankets on that bed. Double-check the pillows to make sure they’re still fluffy.
Clear Out the Closet
Your out of town guests will need some space in the closet and/or guestroom dresser. This is a perfect opportunity to get rid of outfits you’re never going to wear again. Just think of how much more room you’ll have when you’ve gone through everything.
Stock the Fridge
Check in with your out of town visitor to see what preferences they might have regarding drinks and snacks. That is especially true for the morning. Are they a coffee person or a tea person? You can even set up a mini coffee station in the kitchen with all the things they would need in the morning for a fresh cup of java.
Remove the Rubbish
Since the last time you had guests a year ago, that guestroom could have become filled up with a lot of “cast offs” from around the house. This is usually where things like old chairs, TVs and other storage items end up. You don’t want your guest sleeping in a room full of junk. Sounds like a big job but it’s not when you hire Junk King Monterey. The two-man crew assigned to your junk removal session can swoop in and clear out that guestroom in no time at all. They can also gather up all the discarded clothing items from the closet. Junk King can drop off all of that stuff at a local charity. Getting your guestroom ready begins with a call to Junk King Monterey.
At times, it seems like getting your home ready for the holidays could be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be that way. As long as you take an organized and methodical approach to prepping your home and then it won’t seem to be too big of a job. The goal is to do a little bit each day in the coming week and then you’ll be decked out in time for Christmas. Here’s what you should consider:
Light Up Your Doorways
If you expect a lot of visitors over the holidays, then you’ll want to make sure your doorways are well lit. Not only should you make sure you’re swapping out the old incandescent bulbs for warm LED bulbs but also make sure your Christmas lights are secured. You don’t want them blowing off in the wind.
Inspect Your Appliances
This is the time of year that you want to make sure everything in your kitchen is in working order. There is going to be a lot of baking and cooking coming up the following weeks and you don’t want anything breaking down. Of course, an appliance that isn’t working or one that’s missing is a perfect excuse to make a special request of Santa. You might also want to think about buying a separate freezer. This is a smart investment given how much you can stock in there and not just during the holidays. A backup freezer can be placed in the garage without taking up a lot of room. You’ll find yourself buying a lot more in bulk this way and that’s a good thing.
Fireproof Your Home
If you have a fireplace, then you should make sure you have your annual fireplace clean up. Getting your hearth and chimney inspected by a pro is a good way to prevent accidents. But it is not just a fireplace that you need to be aware of. Make sure if you light a candle that you put it out before leaving the room. You don’t want those burning overnight. Hopefully, you swapped out your smoke alarm batteries at the last daylight saving time. If not, then add that to your list.
Get Rid Of Rubbish
Before you put up one sprig of Holly or string one strand of lights you want to make sure that all the rubbish is removed from your home. Even though you might not be decorating your garage with the inside of your closets, it’s going to help to clear out that clutter and make more room for other things. To get that job done you only have to hire Junk King Monterey. These are the junk removal pros who can remove all kinds of furniture, appliances, electronics and other household goods. Make sure your home is merry and bright for the holidays by getting rid of the junk first. Junk King Monterey can take care that!