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How to Prepare Your Home for the Holiday Season

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The holiday season allows you to reconnect with family and friends. Don’t wait until the last minute to tidy up your home. You never know when someone may decide to drop by for a visit. Here are a few holiday preparation tips to keep in mind.

Clean Out Your Refrigerator

Unused items in your fridge can take up a lot of space. If you happen to host a holiday dinner, there may not be enough room for your leftovers. Throw away any expired foods. It’s also a good idea to wipe down the shelves and clean any old spills. Putting an open box of baking soda inside your refrigerator will help keep it smelling fresh.

Prep Guest Rooms

Before the holiday season, be sure to prep spare rooms for overnight guests. Take the time to clean and dust. Not only will a little housekeeping make the room look more inviting, but it will also help prevent allergy flair-ups. Washing the bedding is essential. Also, don’t forget to stock the guest room with essentials like extra towels and tissue.

Have Your HVAC System Checked

A malfunctioning HVAC system could sap everyone’s holiday spirit. No one enjoys sitting in a cold house. To prevent a surprise breakdown, have your HVAC system inspected by a professional. If the service technician finds a potential issue, it can be quickly repaired before your visitors arrive.

Childproof Your Home

Make your home as safe as possible for children. All of your unused outlets should be protected with childproof covers. You should also remove any dangerous items from your counters, including knives and shaving razors. To prevent a child from getting scalded by hot water, lower your water heater’s temperature setting.

To schedule an appointment with DG Heating, call (408) 669-3496.