With smaller gatherings, less traveling, and social distancing, the holidays are looking a little different this year. However, the pandemic may have shrunk the size of our gatherings but not our enthusiasm for the jolliest time of the year. Since most of us will be stationed at home, now is the time to make sure our house is ready for the holidays. Here are some tips for prepping your home:
Salt the Sidewalks. While you might not have as many visitors as years past, salting the sidewalks and pathways are still the best way to prevent an accident. Most families are receiving deliveries or gifts from a neighbor or friends. Make sure you’re prepared for unexpected deliveries with safe sidewalks.
Clean the Fridge & Oven. Whether you’re traveling or staying home, cleaning out your fridge is an essential holiday task. Nobody wants to return home to a refrigerator of spoiled food. Even with small gatherings, we are still cooking and baking extra and needing the refrigerator’s spare room for prepping or leftovers. Because it’s cooking turkeys and hams, your oven is working overtime. Put the oven range through the cleaning cycle, saving yourself from cooking mishaps.
Declutter your home. While most of us will have fewer visitors, many families will still be hosting one or two relatives. Now is the time to declutter the guest room and accessible areas like the foyer, kitchen, and family room. Remove anything unnecessary from countertops and coffee tables. If you’re short on time, gather a laundry basket to collect the clutter and store it in your car trunk, basements, and out-of-the-way closets.
Add Night Lights. Most of us can get around our house even in the middle of the night. However, visitors, especially the elderly, might need help navigating the inside and outside your home. Ensure exterior lights are working correctly, as you don’t want guests to trip on their way to the door. Place motion-activated night lights in hallways, bathrooms, and bedrooms to ensure safe passage in the evening.
Brighten Up. Remember to clean mirrors and light fixtures. Whether they serve decor or lighting purposes, they are often the first thing a house guest notices. Lighting fixtures are often delicate and difficult to reach, so you’ll want them professionally cleaned and handled.
Mirror and light fixture cleaning take the same attention to detail as window cleaning. Our staff has the experience and knowledge to clean your fixtures the right way using the proper materials and techniques. If your lighting needs cleaning or you have a new year to-do list, consider calling E-Z Window Cleaning to help you check off the list.
Besides cleaning windows, we offer gutter cleaning services and other winter services, such as snow removal. Call us at Waukesha (262) 349-9493, Burlington (262) 349-9411, or Mequon (262) 349-9284.