Despite the social distancing and smaller gatherings, it is still beginning to look a look like Christmas! Although coronavirus may eliminate some holiday festivities, it will never take away our holiday cheer! With reduced traveling, many of us will be celebrating the holidays at home. In the spirit of the holidays, let’s take some time to review these tips about getting our house ready for the holidays.
- Celebrate Marie Kondo Style. Even with reduced-sized gatherings, most families will be hosting a grandparent or a relative. Schedule time to declutter the guest room and public areas like the entryway and family room. Remove knickknacks and papers from countertops and coffee tables. If you’ve run out of time to thoroughly declutter, bag the clutter and store it in your basement or garage.
- Sprinkle Salt on Outside Paths. While you might not have as many visitors as in the past, salting the sidewalks and pathways are still the best way to prevent an accident. There is always a surprising delivery or guest in the days leading to Christmas and New Year’s. Avoid any accidents by salting your sidewalks.
- Keep an Eye on the Fridge & Oven. Social distancing might eliminate the guest list, but your refrigerator and oven are still running on overtime. You’re cooking and baking more than usual and will need extra space in the fridge. If you’re roasting a turkey or ham, you’re getting a lot of use from your oven. Schedule a cleaning cycle for your range and avoid holiday food misadventures.
- Let There Be Light. Most of us can get around our home blindfold. Your guests, not so much. Visitors, especially the elderly, might need help navigating the inside and outside your home. Make sure the outside lights are working, as you don’t want a slip or fall before your guest gets through your door. Use motion-activated night lights throughout your home, especially in hallways and bedrooms, to ensure accident-free walking at night.
- Make it Bright. Often the focal point of an entryway, chandeliers, oversized light fixtures, and ceiling fans are the first things visitors notice. These types of lighting fixtures are often difficult to access and fragile, so you’ll want them professionally cleaned and handled. Routine dusting and cleaning the chandelier and fans are essential to avoid erosion or future damage to the crystals and fan blades.
At Madison Window Cleaning, our technicians will revive your chandelier and ceiling fan’s appearance and performance with a thorough yet delicate hand cleaning. We are here throughout winter for any of your cold-weather needs, such as snow plowing and gutter cleaning.
Come cold rain, freezing snow, or bright sunshine; we will be there to provide a high level of service our clients deserve. If your windows need cleaning, ask about an estimate. Visit our Facebook page, our website, contact us, or give us a call at (608) 256-7632.