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Prepping Your Home for the Holidays

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Red house on wooden table holidaysWith the holidays just around the corner, we know many homeowners in Colorado are expecting houseguests in the near future. It’s important to take some time to prepare your home for the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Read on for tips on getting organized for the holidays!

Before you break out all your decorations, do a deep clean of your home. Not only will this start you off with a clean slate, but it will also save you time when you’re cleaning up before guests arrive. With a deep clean out of the way, you’ll just need to spot clean to keep your home looking great throughout the holiday season. Plan to do this deep clean a couple weeks before your first big holiday event. This will give you plenty of time to get everything done and will keep you from having to stay up until midnight scrubbing your kitchen floors the night before your guests arrive!

Consider upgrading your storage as you head into the winter months. Are your holiday decorations stored in old cardboard boxes in the corner of your garage? Custom garage cabinetry will keep your decorations in good condition and out of the way once the holidays are over. Are your existing shelves overflowing with decorations? A new shelving unit in your home office or living room will provide additional space for you to display all your holiday decorations. And of course, cold weather brings oversized coats, boots, and hats that may not fit in your closet. A custom closet system will help keep all your winter gear organized and accessible.

Food and cooking are a big part of the holiday season. If you’re hosting Thanksgiving or the annual cookie exchange, it’s important that your kitchen is ready. Inventory your pantry and get rid of any old or expired items, and make note of any staples you need to stock up on. There’s a good chance there will be “too many cooks in the kitchen” at some point in the next two months, so make sure your pantry is organized and easy for anyone to navigate. If you’ve been considering investing in a custom pantry storage system, now is a great time.

Organization is our specialty at Closet & Storage Concepts of Denver, Colorado! As you get your home ready for the holidays, give us a call for all your home storage and organization needs.

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