Completing home projects before holiday visitors arrive can be extremely helpful. Easy projects make a significant difference. Your guests will be amazed and comfortable when they visit your home.
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We, at Taylor Rental Plano, have taken the time to pull together a list of home projects that are easy for you to make your home ready for your guests.
You know all your home’s idiosyncrasies and how to deal with its personality, from a sticky lock to a finicky toilet. Your guests may not see it as charming or manageable, however, when a squeaking fan, flickering lightbulb, or noisy steps may be annoying or distracting. Luckily, these top projects are extremely easy to fix and improve before your holiday guests arrive.
Running Toilet – A toilet that constantly runs or has a weak flush can be problematic for your holiday guests. Instead of asking guests to jiggle the handle or adjust their bathroom habits, fix the toilet so it is in perfect working order just when there will be more people who need to use it.
Dripping Faucet – A leaky faucet not only wastes water and creates stains in the sink but can be noisy for guests who aren’t used to its constant rhythm. A new aerator or refreshed seal will quickly fix a faucet, so it doesn’t drip on your guests’ enjoyment of the holiday.
Sticky Door – A door that constantly sticks can be aggravating, but it doesn’t have to be aggravating to fix. Quickly sand down the edges of the door to help it fit in the frame more smoothly so there doesn’t need to be any banging or yanking when it opens and closes.
Low Lighting – Whether you have dark spots in your home because of burned-out bulbs or weak lighting fixtures, a new or stronger bulb can brighten up the area in an instant. Add night lights near stairs and in bathrooms as well, just to be sure your guests have enough light to see.
Dirty Appliances – To help your holiday meals taste their absolute best, take the time to thoroughly clean your kitchen appliances, including the refrigerator, oven, stovetop, and microwave. With all appliances clean, you’ll be ready for the tastiest meals and snacks of the year.
Cluttered Surfaces – Freshen up your surfaces – shelves, counters, mantles, furniture tops, etc. – by clearing away clutter. Recycle old papers, discard loose trash, and stash trinkets and knick-knacks away for the season to create a cleaner, more eye-pleasing space for your guests to enjoy.
Child Hazards – If you don’t have young children, you may not realize what hazards your home could hold for youngsters. If you will be having young guests for the holidays, put chemicals out of reach, tie up dangerous cords, place breakables out of reach, and do other basic childproofing.
Household Odors – You can quickly get used to your home’s smells, whether odors are from recently cooked food, old upholstery, litter boxes, pets, gym shoes, or any other sources. Open windows to clear out stale air, clean up after pets, and deodorize furniture so it is fresh when your guests arrive.
Wobbling Fan – A wobbling ceiling fan will rattle and squeak, making it more of an annoyance than a pleasant way to ventilate your home. It just takes a few steps to stabilize and balance a fan, so it won’t irritate your guests.
Dirty Fireplace – A fireplace can be a wonderful gathering spot for any holiday event, but only if it is clean and functional. Take the time to prep your fireplace for the season, including checking the flue and damper, cleaning the front, and stocking up on firewood so it’s ready to use.
Dirty Window Coverings – Whether you have draperies, blinds, or shutters, window coverings can and do gather dust, making the view from your windows less festive. Dust or wash window coverings as needed, and if possible, wash the windows as well for the best views.
Scuffed Paint – The scuffs, scratches, and marks on your walls may tell a story about moving furniture, rearranged artwork, and other bits of your home life, but it isn’t a story your guests need to know. A few minutes with a brush and some touch-up paint can make your walls look new.
Squeaking Hinges – Over time, all doors can sag and stick, squeaking and creaking every time they’re opened. Oiling the hinges is a fast fix that will help every door move more easily without announcing to everyone in the house that a door has been opened.
Crowded Space – Do your guests have room to unpack their bags or store coats, boots, and other outwear when they visit your home? Clearing out space such as drawers or a closet so there is room for them will instantly help your guests feel at ease and welcome.
Low Supplies – More people visiting your home means more need for toiletries and other supplies. Make sure you are stocked up on extra toilet paper, shampoo, soap, paper towels, and other necessities so you don’t have to make a sudden run to the store and leave your guests in need.
Decorations – Get your guests into the holiday spirit by already having your holiday decorations out and festively adorning your home. A wreath, twinkle lights, centerpieces, and other ornamentation will make your home feel like a wonderful place for everyone to celebrate.
Your home holiday to-do list may be long and you may not be able to get them all done. If you only manage a few chores and some simple steps, your guests will feel more welcome, and the holidays will be more enjoyable for everyone in your home.
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