Making Your Home Santa Ready
Let us help make your home ready for Santa, as he is coming soon…
With the upcoming holiday season, there’s going to be a lot of fun happenings here and there, probably throwing parties and having friends and families coming over to your home.
Of course, aside from planning the food to prepare, drinks to serve, and even fun activities to do with your loved ones, you must take necessary precautions to keep you, your family safe and protect your home from damage while enjoying this season.
The team at Paul Hill Realty would like to wish you and your family and friends a Merry Christmas. We thought this article may give you some tips to make your home ready for Santa!
See how to prepare both the outside and inside of your home as well as some additional post Christmas clean up tips
Prepare The Exterior
Of course, with Santa and his reindeer troops visiting you soon, make sure that your roof is ready for Santa’s sleigh landing. To make sure your roof is in excellent condition, do the following:
- Make sure your shingles and tiles are safe and secure.
- If there are any cracks or roof damages, make sure to repair those as soon as possible to ensure a smooth and safe sleigh landing or take-off. Of course, we don’t want to cause Santa and his reindeers to delay their gift deliveries, right?
- If you see overhanging branches, you better get those trimmed and make sure to remove those that have fallen on your roof. This will ensure that our favourite reindeers won’t be tripping or hitting a branch when they drop by for a visit.
- Keep the opening of your chimney clear and keep those bricks in place. We wouldn’t want a brick falling once Santa does his epic chimney entrance or have a brick land on him, hey?
- If you love decorating with lights or inflatables, make sure that those Christmas decors are not blocking your roof runway.
- On a more serious note, please ensure that all power leads are in good condition. As well as run safely, away from possible water intrusion (if it rains) and out of children’s reach.
Prepare The Interior
- Keep your floor clear from any obstructions, such as your kid’s toys, shoes, or any small items that can trip you or your guests and if you have got loose lights on the floor, make sure to tape them down.
- Hang your Christmas stockings securely.
- You can use command hooks or strings like twine, thread, ribbon, or a nylon string. Consider options on how to hang stockings without using nails that can leave holes on your walls.
- Did you know that stockings can be hanged anywhere and not just by the fireplace? As long as they are correctly hung and sturdy enough to hold a couple of kilos, then it should be okay. Some places you can hang your socks are back on the kitchen chair, bedposts, or deck railings.
If you are planning to leave Santa and his reindeers some treats, take note of the following:
- If you are leaving cookies or any treats, make sure that it is out of reach from rodents and possums. They are quick on treats, and Santa ends up having an empty plate.
- Make sure to leave carrots or apples for the reindeers to keep them energised for the long night ahead.
- Don’t miss out on a glass of milk or water for Santa. As well as water for Rudolf and the other reindeers. They work hard to fly that sleigh around the world overnight.
After the fun and Santa’s visit comes the cleaning. Here are some tips you may want to consider to make post-visit cleaning simple:
- If you find some crumbs or leftovers from Santa and his reindeer’s snacking. Get out your vacuum cleaner and rid those crumbs before those pesky ants visit your place.
- Don’t forget to give your roof a quick check. Make sure to clear any possible reindeer poop and avoid them from clogging your gutter. Sweep the pellets off the top and use them as fertiliser, especially if you have a garden that you love looking after.
We hope these tips will give Santa and his reindeers an excellent visiting experience.
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Happy Christmas, everyone!