The holiday season is upon us and that means that we have to begin preparing our homes for the holidays and the visitors that we will likely have. In addition to preparing your home for the holidays, there are also some things that you should be taking care of during this time as well. Dean Graziosi is going to provide you with some helpful tips that will ensure you are able to enjoy the holiday season rather than dread it.
The first thing that you should do is accept that the holidays are upon us and embrace that fact. This will help ensure that you enter into the preparation phase with an open mind and heart. A simple way to begin preparing for the season is to begin by simply filling bowls with pinecones and nuts that reflect this time of year. You can also use the falling leaves and berries to create one of a kind centerpieces and other decorations for your home. Seasonal berries and leaves are a great way of bringing the season indoors.
In addition to decorating, this is also the perfect time of year to begin sealing up any drafts that you may be aware of. A window or door that does not close all the way or a simple gap in the frame can lead to a lot of cold air entering your home. These types of drafts can easily be remedied by the application of weather proofing strips that are relatively easy to apply. You should also seal any gaps that you notice around electrical outlets, your air ducts, and vents. If you notice any areas on the exterior of your home that are not properly sealed, you can easily fix this by applying some caulk.
The next thing that you will want to do is to properly winterize your yard. This process includes removing any fuel that may be left in your leaf blowers, lawn mowers, and chain saws that you may have recently been using. You should also ensure that all of your patio furniture is properly covered and stored in an area where it will be safe from winter weather. You will also want to place any planters that may catch water and freeze in a dry area where they will not experience any damage or develop any cracks that may render them useless, recommends Mr. Graziosi.
This time of year is often one of our busiest, but with some foresight you can enjoy the festivities of the season rather than spending time cleaning up broken planters. It will also help you avoid replacing expensive patio furniture should it become damaged during the winter months.