5 Things You Should do Before the Holidays

windinglightsThe holiday season is fast approaching. Are you ready for it? It seems that between shopping, preparing holiday meals and spending time with family, the months of November and December just get busier and busier as time passes. When you do some things in advance you will be able to sit back, relax and enjoy the holiday season.

Finish Shopping

While holiday shopping is fun for some, others see it as a burden that just gets in the way. If this is how you feel, start now to get all your shopping done well in advance. Buy gifts, stock up on ingredients and meals and purchase decorations now, before the stores get fuller and things get more frantic.

Shopping ahead of time means you’ll be prepared as the holidays draw closer, so you won’t have to worry about running to the store the day of a holiday dinner party to grab some last minute ingredients.

Decorate Now

Decorating for the holidays is another project that is fun, but only if it doesn’t get in the way of celebrations and family time. Pull lights, ornaments, wreaths and other holiday decorations out of the basement and decorate before things start moving too fast. When you decorate early, you can set the tone for the season and enjoy that holiday cheer a little longer.

Prepare Your Home

Hanging lights and arranging ornaments aren’t the only things you need to do to prepare your home for the holidays. Spend some time making small repairs around the house. Don’t let that loose doorknob, dirty furnace filter, clogged drain or leaking kitchen sink get in the way as you celebrate. It’s wise to contact a professional that specializes in plumbing inspections on Long Island so that you can make sure your system is in top shape before family and guests start gathering at your home.

Clean Out and Organize the Kitchen

For many people, the kitchen is the hub during the holidays. This is where you prepare meals, decorate cookies and maybe even gather as a family. Cleaning out and organizing your kitchen will make holiday preparations so much easier so you can enjoy the season. Don’t be afraid to get rid of or store things you aren’t using like small appliances and special cooking utensils so they won’t be in the way. Then, use cabinet and drawer organizers to get everything organized so you can find the turkey baster fast!

Finalize Travel Plans

If you are traveling for the holidays, finalize your plans as soon as possible. Make sure you have every detail, from flight plans to hotel reservations ready, so when it comes time to get out of town you can enjoy the trip without stressing about traveling. It’s also a good idea to pack for trips a day or two before you leave, so you can be sure you have everything you need without scrambling to find that sweater at the last minute.

Get your holiday celebrations off to a good start by doing things like shopping, decorating and organizing in advance and making sure your home is ready by contacting us. We provide plumbing inspections on Long Island, which can help you make sure your system is in working order before the party starts.

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