Before the winter weather takes over your neighborhood and the holidays creep up on you, take some steps to make your home feel comfortable and safe. Taking care of your home, especially during the winter months can help keep your home cozy and safe while the weather may not be the most pleasant outside. Sierra Vista Maintenance can help clean the exterior and interior of your home and improve your home for the holidays.
1- Declutter Interior
Before you begin to pull out the holiday decor or host holiday parties, decluttering the interior can help make your home feel bigger while making space for guests. Decluttering can also be helpful to do now so that when spring cleaning comes around, you will have fewer items to sort through.
Decluttering items can help make room for your bigger decor items as well and limit fire or tripping hazards in your home. Improve your home for the holidays by putting away unnecessary items or storing past season decor in a storage shed.
2- Clean Windows Before The Snow Hits
Cleaning the inside and outside of your windows can help let more natural light into your space. Vitamin D and natural light are important to your health, especially during the winter. In order to receive the most amount of your light in your home, your windows need to be cleaned from both sides. Sierra Vista Maintenance can help improve the visibility of your windows while making it easier to have light in your home. Clean windows can help you enjoy the scenery outside your home, keep an eye on children, and make your home appear professional.
3- Stock Up On Essentials
Hosting guests for the holidays or staying home more during cold weather means you should double-check your essentials. Stock up on toiletries, and non-perishable food, buy a generator, service your heater, and improve locks and seals on doors and windows. Stocking up on items to make your guests comfortable will help them enjoy their stay and possibly feel comfortable staying with you in the future.
Just in case of emergencies, it can be best to buy emergency supplies before the weather gets intense or before a natural disaster. Blankets, flashlights, generators, first aid kits, candles, tarps, and more can help protect you and improve your home for the holidays.
4- Focus On The Entrance To Your Home
When you are cleaning and sprucing up your home, the best place to focus on is the entrance to your home and where guests and family will walk to your home. Sierra Vista Maintenance offers cleaning services for your patio, driveway, or other concrete pavers to improve the walkways to your home. Cleaning concrete of debris can make these spaces less icy, and help them look professional throughout the fall and winter months.
5- Be Cautious With Electric
When it comes to holiday decorations, there are usually more cords, lights, and plugs to be dealt with. Just because you enjoy decorating doesn’t mean that you should neglect the safety of your home. Using too many extension cords, or overloading your circuits can cause a fire or tripped breakers in your home. Try to avoid plugging in too many decor items into one power strip and avoid leaving items plugged in all day.
6- Clean Out Your Dryer Vent
Dryer vents are the most neglected area in your home and can be a real fire hazard. Cleaning out your entire dryer vent is a great way to improve your home for the holidays because cleaning it out in the snow, or escaping your home for a fire during a snowstorm is not on anyone’s list of to-dos.
The vent inside your dryer may be easy to clean yourself, but removing the duct and cleaning the vent through your home is not something you should do yourself. Sierra Vista Maintenance offers cleaning services for your dryer and properly cleans without causing damage to the vent or duct.
7- Keep Invaders Out
Keeping wildlife outside is harder during the fall and winter months. If you want to keep squirrels, bugs, raccoons, and other creatures out of your home and in your holiday festivities seal up windows, doors, and vents properly. Not only will proper sealing help keep animals out, but it can also help keep the heat inside your home and prevent cold weather from seeping in. This can lower your electric bill and make your home comfortable for guests or family who may be visiting.
Improve Your Home With Sierra Vista Maintenance
Our team can help clean and improve your home for the holidays or any other time of the year. With quick and effective services, Sierra Vista Maintenance is the top home cleaner in California. Contact us today to schedule your service!