It always seems like the holidays come too quickly. The days grow shorter, yet at times can seem endless. The sun comes up and goes down. Our days can run into each other. It’s important to make sure that your home is ready (along with your mindset), and that may include any number of tasks. Instead of falling into the usual holiday panic, let's take the time to sit down, and think about everything that needs to be completed. No one wants that honey-do list hanging over your head the entire winter. It’s best to make a plan to get as much out of the way as you can before the holidays arrive.
Taking Care of Home RepairsNo matter what’s going on at your house this holiday season, it will be much more enjoyable for everyone when it feels fresh, clean, and like a welcoming home. Nothing is worse than having to find out halfway through morning showers that the hot water tank has gone out. You might not be able to anticipate an emergency of this magnitude, of course, but there are a lot of little things you can do to make sure you’re as prepared as possible for the holidays. Take the time to look around and make a list of everything that you want to freshen up before the holidays. Consider things like finally repairing that broken trim board, having those vents put back on from the last time the ducts were cleaned, or just cleaning out the clutter from the spare room so people can stay there.
Make Your Honey Do ListNow’s the time to grab those random sticky notes (figuratively and literally) with various to-do’s and centralize them all on a refined honey-do list! That way you can prioritize what needs to be done. Does Your Home Repair List Look Similar?
- New blind installation in the family room
- Repair the cabinet hinges where the plates are stored
- Fix the garbage disposal before hosting Thanksgiving dinner
- Repair the deck so nobody trips and falls
- Install the fan in the spare bedroom
- Fix the leaking faucet in the main bathroom
Is It Time to Initiate Your Remodel Project?Beyond making sure the basics are covered, you might also want to take it to the next level with that remodeling project you’ve been dreaming about. Most of us are spending more time at home, and our spaces may be more than just our homes; work space, classroom, hobby spot, gym, maybe even a YouTube space for the social media maven.
- Does the spare bathroom need a face lift?
- Have you been dreaming of creating that perfect gym in your finished basement?
- How about a functional, yet beautiful, office space to UP your productivity?