Home Maintenance Checklist

You’re ready for the holidays (at least in spirit!), but is your home following suit? See for yourself with this pre-holiday home maintenance checklist. ⁣

Declutter. Holidays = More. More people, more food, and more stuff in your home. Before the onslaught, store away belongings that have piled up around your house in the past few months.⁣

Baby and pet-proof your decorations. If you have toddling two-year-olds or four-legged friends joining your holiday festivities, you want them to be safe. Ensure outlets are covered, cords are stashed away, and harmful chemicals are out of reach.⁣

Use programmable timers. Save time and energy by putting indoor and outdoor lights on timers. Choose from a simple outlet timer or go for WiFi and Bluetooth smart plugs that allow you to monitor energy usage and control lights from your smartphone.⁣

Clean out your fridge and freezer. All those leftovers are gonna need somewhere to go! Make space now by cleaning out your fridge and freezer. Another idea? Grab some to-go boxes and send your guests home with a full belly AND lunch for the next day.⁣

Secure your home’s exterior. If you’re traveling, ensure your porch lights, flood lights, and security cameras are working properly. Ask around and enlist the help of a neighbor to keep an eye on things while you’re away.⁣

Happy pre-holiday rush, friends! As always, if you have questions about anything house-and-home-related, I’m here for you. Send me a DM today.⁣

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