It may be hard to believe, but the holidays are upon us. It seems like just the other day we were enjoying backyard barbecues and summer vacations, and now we’re dusting off decorations in preparation of the most festive time of year. There’s work to be done before we can make merry sitting around the fire with family and friends, however. It should be no surprise that cleaning tops the to-do list, but there are a few projects that may get lost in all the holiday hustle and bustle. Here are some handy hints to help prepare your home for the visiting season.
Wash Before Decorating
Many of us are eager to string lights, hang wreaths, and set up the holiday tree. Don’t let that anticipation lead you to skipping an important first step, however. We advise our friends and clients to give a thorough cleaning to their home’s exterior surfaces before donning any decorations. Regular power washing is important to keep a home looking beautiful and inviting, which takes on added significance when we welcome loved ones into our home for the holidays. Additionally, power or pressure washing removes mold, mildew, dirt, and other unwanted elements from your home before the damp and dark winter sets in. Peak Power Wash is a family-owned business that can tackle all your power washing projects in central Maryland and south-central Pennsylvania. Quality workmanship is our calling card and our satisfaction guarantee means you’ll never need to worry about a job well done.
Whether you are decorating outdoors or in, begin the project with a good cleaning. This ensures that your decorations are being hung on clean surfaces, which makes for a better fit and helps limit the dust and dirt they collect while being on display. Washing and cleaning also extends to carpets, floors, linens, curtains, and upholstered furniture. You’ll be certain to impress guests with a beautiful home, but a spic and span house also sparks visitors to help keep it clean.
Free the Fridge
One of the best things about the holidays is the food. Turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and fresh-baked bread are just some of the delectable dishes that will fill our plates, and after dinner, our refrigerators. But you first need to have a place to store all those leftovers. Go through the fridge and throw out the expired condiments and mystery meats. And while you’re in there, rearrange existing items to allow for optimal storage space.
Dust off the Dishes
When friends and family gather, it’s a perfect opportunity to break out your finest dinnerware. Chances are; however, those fancy dishes have been sitting idle in a cabinet for the last year. Rinse off plates, cups, saucers, bowls, and glasses before guests arrive. Doing this before the day of the big dinner will save some much-needed time and space on that hectic day.
Peak Power Wash wishes all our friends and clients the happiest of holidays. We’re thankful that you trust us with your family’s and/or your business’s power washing needs.