7 Ways to Prepare Your Home for the Holidays

Trying to keep the house nice for the holiday season while you still live in it is challenging and exhausting.  Crashing somewhere else in the meantime would reduce much of the stress but is not always possible. Take heart; with a little patience, organization, and creativity, you can stage your home preparation and still live in it with happy thoughts not worrying about what your guest has to say!

1. Personalize your home to appeal to your guest.

Put personal mementos like family photos, trophies, or souvenirs that will make your guest feel its a warm place to stay.

2. De-clutter the home.

We collect an unbelievable amount of junk.  Pack up everything you don’t need anymore. ServiceMaster Restoration by PWF offers hoarder and cleaning services.

3. Check for minor repairs or replacements needed.

Even a minor thing like a leaking faucet can be a big deal to your guest! It is important to repair or replace defective items in the house.

  • Doorknobs
  • Doors
  • Faucets
  • Shower-heads
  • Light-bulbs
  • Holes
  • Cracked Tiles
  • Faded or old paint
  • Damaged roof shingles, cracked windows, or gutter

Make a list and then call ServiceMaster Restoration by PWF for all the repairs needed.

4. Clean out closets and cabinets.

Organized and well-arranged closets give your guest the impression that you have taken good care of your house.

5. Make rooms sparkle.

You’ll need to do serious cleaning before showing the house to your guest.  This means cleaning like you never have before.  Giving the house a deep clean will bring out the sparkle in the rooms and make the house more inviting.

  • Wash windows
  • Clean bathrooms (re-caulk the tub, shower, and sink)
  • Air out all rooms
  • Remove cobwebs
  • Wax floors
  • Polish and dust everything (furniture, light fixtures, fans, bookshelves)
  • Vacuum every day
  • Worried about your old curtains? Leave windows bare to give the room an airy atmosphere.

Sounds like a big list, call ServiceMaster Restoration by PWF and let them do the work for you!

6.    Get rid of odors.

Pay attention to odors as it is definitely a no-no.   Crack windows open in the kitchen to eliminate cooking smells

7.    Bring nature into your home.

Place a few potted plants in main areas such as the living room/den, kitchen, and pretty buds in a vase around the home.  You can also put a bowl of fresh fruits in the kitchen.

Whether it is residential cleaningoffice cleaning or commercial cleaning you can rest assured that ServiceMaster Restore by PWF will keep any business with you strictly confidential. We offer daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, seasonal or even one time services. Our exhaustive house cleaning checklist includes ALL cleaning services in Ocala and commercial cleaning services in St. Augustine.

Our cleaning service prices are competitive in all markets. Prepare your home for the holidays! Hire professionals from ServiceMaster Restoration by PWF. Contact us for all your cleaning needs! Pinellas, Duval, Clay and St. Johns at (866) 599-0871.