Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays

Monday, November 15th, 2021 by Team Arrow

Get your home's exterior ready for the holidays

The holidays are just around the corner and can be one of the busiest times of the year. With the opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family, we all revel in the moments spent cozy and warm indoors. 


Of course, you want your home to look at its best, no matter who is coming to visit - but also for your own enjoyment. So, if you’re looking to sit back and relax this holiday, here’s how to get your home’s exterior ready for this wonderful time of year.


Here are our top tips for getting your home ready for the holidays ahead!

getting your house ready for the holidays - christmas lights hanging on exterior

Clear out any clutter

We all love a home detox, don’t we? When the holidays come around, there’s nothing quite like blowing away those cobwebs and giving your home a winter facelift. 


Nobody likes a messy front yard, which is why it’s important to clear away any clutter, sweeping leaves, and other debris away from your home.

A new splash of paint

Get your roller at the ready! If your home is looking a little tired this winter, don’t be afraid to spruce things up with a fresh coat of paint. It may not even be your whole house, but a simple touch-up to your front door, garden fence, or even your porch.

Add a little light 

Adding a little extra lighting can give your home a festive ambiance, while also providing a safe, well-lit entrance for family and friends. If you already have outdoor lighting, give it a once-over to ensure it is working properly, and de-ice your path if necessary to avoid any trips, slips, or falls.

Last-minute winter maintenance tasks

Some tasks around the home are much easier to maintain on an ongoing basis, to help prevent any nasty damage from occurring. 


Often, we forget about certain parts of our property until it’s too late, but if you’re able to stay on top of them, you’ll be thanking yourself later!

Keep on top of your roof and gutters

As the holidays approach, it can be easy to forget about the nearing cold weather, especially when you’re excited about all the wonderful things the holidays bring! But now is the time to give your roof and gutters a close inspection, cleaning out any leaves and debris for a holiday deep clean.


With little sunshine this time of year, be sure to start this task early in the day. The last thing you want to be worrying about this holiday season is your guttering overflowing, or causing a leak inside your home. Rid your roof and guttering any leaves, twigs, and other organic debris and keep your home look its best.

Clean your home’s siding

While your holiday visitors may not be climbing on top of your home for a close inspection, your siding is one of the most visible parts of your property. Get your home looking holiday-ready in no time by cleaning your siding, and taking note of any damaged siding panels.


If you do notice any severe damage, get it repaired as soon as you can to avoid moisture getting in, and heat getting out of your home.


Clean your windows

Before you go stringing up those twinkling lights or adding a garland around your door, clean your exterior windows and make them shine in time for the holidays. 


Give the glass a clean, wipe down the frames, and don’t forget the window sills, as this is where debris often gathers.

Do a little landscaping

As holidays get closer, spend a little time outside trimming back and tidying up any dead branches from your garden. Tidy any flowerbeds if required and sweep away any fallen leaves. Don’t forget to mow the grass before it gets a little too cold outside!

Get into the festive spirit with decor

Christmas is nearly here and it’s time to get in the mood for the holiday fun! 


It all starts with a little decoration… 


Decorate your yard with holiday decorations

Enough about maintenance, it’s time to get ready for Christmas! The big box stores usually have tons of options for bringing your yard to life with blow-up holiday decorations. Add one to your collection every year and before you know it you'll have your own winter wonderland!


Get festive with lighting

It’s time to get in the festive mood with some Christmas lighting! Pop up a ladder with a family member or friend to decorate the exterior of your home and bring some festive cheer to your street and home. 


If you don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself, hire a pro to make your home look magical!

Add a little greenery to your windows

While this may not strictly be an external decoration, add a lighted green garland around your window frames from the inside. It'll feel more festive on the indoors and look great from the outside for passersby and holiday visitors!

Is your home ready for the holiday season?

While getting your home ready for the holidays, if you notice any needs for repair, get in touch with the Arrow Renovation team.


Our roofing, siding, and window experts can help to quickly repair your home’s exterior, so you can get ready to relax ahead of the holidays.


Ready to repair your home this holiday? Whether you’ve got a few questions or you’re raring to go, we’re proud to offer roofing, siding, and window repair services in Leawood, Prairie Village, Lansing, Olathe, Lee’s Summit, Shawnee, Overland Park, Raymore, Kansas City, Lenexa, and the nearby areas. Simply drop us a call at 1-913-703-3000 or contact us online to get started.

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