Home Prep Before the Holidays
November is finally here, and while Myrtle Beach doesn’t need to worry much about snow and ice, it certainly will feel chillier. November is a beautiful month in South Carolina. We have plenty of warm weather days perfect for a stroll on the beach, followed by a chilly evening perfect for cozying up at home. Whether you are having company visiting for the holidays or not, here is a November to-do list to tackle this month.
Get Ready Before Guests Arrive
Floor Protector Pads: If you are having Thanksgiving company, go ahead and check all the pads on chair and furniture legs. New pads will prevent your floors from scratching and fix annoying uneven rocking on chairs.
Landscape Lighting: With daylight savings time ending, November evenings can get dark early. Keep the walk ways to your door and around landscaping well-lit with solar-powered or wireless landscaping lights. In addition to keeping everyone safe, attractive lighting improves evening curb appeal.
Deep Clean Bathrooms: Don’t wait until guest are on their way to give your bathroom the deep cleaning it needs. Tackle this before Thanksgiving and follow-up with a quick wipe-down before guests arrive.
Quick-Fix Leaks and Bad Seals: While you’re cleaning the bathroom, make note of areas that could benefit from a little caulk. Areas around tubs and sinks are especially important to fix so water doesn’t damage wood trim.
Test Your Heating: November in Myrtle Beach is nice because we can generally give our HVAC units a rest. However, cold snaps can kick the heat on, so go ahead and test your heat before you need it. If you suspect trouble, at least you have some warning before the winter holidays arrive.
Clean and Prep Your Gardens: Clean-up the outside of your home by remove dead leaves and sticks. You may want to bring some fall colors in with mums or other cold-weather plants. If there are things you want to keep from late summer, transfer them to potted plants and bring them inside.
What’s on your November to-do list?
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If there is something lacking in your home, or a space you wish were different, the holidays can definitely add to your desire to change it. With more people, more stuff, and more time spent inside, you may find that you just can’t do one more Thanksgiving with your kitchen or living room the way it is.
Let us know what your dream space is like. Let’s work toward making it a reality for next Thanksgiving. Give us a call or contact us through our website.