Getting Your House Ready for Holiday Guests

December 18, 2016

holiday guests

The holiday season is likely to bring an ongoing stream of guests to your Spanish Fort, Alabama, home. Planning parties, preparing large meals and catering to the various needs of your visitors, can make this a stressful time. Make sure you’re prepared for your holiday guests with these handy seasonal tips.

Offer Easy Information and Entertainment

Stop by your local visitor’s center or even a nearby rest stop for maps and brochures for popular local attractions and information about upcoming events. Tuck these together in a little welcome folder, so guests have instant access to useful information. Keep a few magazines, books, movies, and crossword or Sudoku puzzles handy as well, so guests have enough to keep them occupied — especially when you are busy.

Freshen the Air

During the holidays, you typically have a lot of people and activity in and around your home. You may pull dusty decorations out of storage or buy new furniture. These activities can generate a lot of dirt, dust, debris and chemical odors. Make sure your indoor air stays clean and fresh, and watch out for musty odors. An annual tune-up will help to ensure that your HVAC system is up to the challenge this season. Making monthly filter changes on your own will further improve its operation.

Collect Essentials for Overnight Guests

Put together a basket for overnight guests and keep it on hand, so you are prepared to meet their needs. This should include guest towels, some travel size toiletries, and essentials like toothbrushes and disposable razors. Keep spare pillows and clean sheets stocked in a closet. With these essentials on hand, you’re always ready for guests, including the unexpected drop-in.

If your home comfort systems aren’t working properly or need a timely tuneup, contact Keith Air Conditioning, Inc. at 251-476-3610. We can help you to get your HVAC system in top shape so you’re prepared to keep everyone comfortable — from your own family to the friends and distant relatives dropping by.