Your holiday is as awesome as the place you spend it in. Therefore, making your home cosier this holiday should be a top priority. Part of making these improvements include working on decorations and implementing safety measures around the house. The holidays are to be enjoyed, and you don’t want the weather, or a break-in to ruin what should be a fun and relaxing time.
Granted, the excitement of the season will make you feel there is nothing that can ever go awry. Statistics show that most accidents and burglaries occur during this period. However, it is often tricky remembering all you need to do to improve your home during the holidays. So, we have taken time to get you quick tips on what to do.
Optimise for security
If you like travelling with the family for the holidays, then you should be preparing for your home as much as you are preparing for your trip. Make sure you don’t keep your home keys in any cliché place like the flower pot beside your door. Do well to optimise your home and make it smart. Programme your outdoor lights to come on at dusk for the same reason you should also leave a car in the driveway: so it seems as though someone is home.
Install a TV above your fireplace
Particularly for families who spend more time in front of the TV, having your flat panel TV fitted above your fireplace is be both classy and functional. Besides from giving your home a new look, it will free up some floor space in your living room. You can easily do it yourself or call a professional to fix it to the wall.
Just ensure that anyone who comes into your home to undertake DIY work has the appropriate business insurance coverage that will protect you both in the event that something goes wrong while the work is being carried out
Arrange for snow removal
You need to ensure that you and your family are safe during the winter period and keeping your walkway clear of snow and ice is vital. However, it can be physically taxing to do yourself, especially when you have your own job to consider. Therefore, it makes sense to book a snow and ice removal service early as they will be fully booked this period.
Lights! Lights! Lights!
Once Christmas lights begin appearing, they encapsulate the excitement of the season in everyone. If outdoor lights and other outdoor decorations are a big part of your festive preparations, then and you need to begin preparations early. With a bit of research, you can get some great deals on lights to bring some Christmas cheer to your garden.
Planning is going to save you a lot of time and money. Remember, while you might be well prepared for Christmas, there is typically a spike seen in the number of break-ins and burglaries at this time of year. Ensure you have done enough to protect your home after you have made your festive home improvements.