Thursday, December 13, 2018

Gifts for the New Homeowner

Thinking of gifts for the new homeowner in your life? We’ve got you covered! Check out our list of fun and practical gift ideas that will cheer even the biggest Grinch on your list.

-        “Our New Home” ornament
-        Welcome mats in holiday colors
-        Christmas kitchen towels or serving ware
-        A basic tool set
-        Flashlight – never have enough!
-        Lightbulbs
-        Surge protector
-        Hand soap
-        Scrub brushes
-        Dust buster
-        Microfiber cloths
-        Candles
-        Cozy throw blanket
-        Photo frames
-        Pillows
-        Coffee mugs

What do you recommend for the new homeowner on your gift list this year?

Monday, December 3, 2018

Christmas Décor Safety

Trimming the Christmas tree, hanging lights along the rafters, pulling down the kids crafts from over the years; decorating for Christmas is a tradition we love.
While you’re singing along to your favorite carols and hanging garland, keep these few tips in mind to ensure a healthy and safe Christmas season.
Christmas Tree Safety:
-        Make sure your tree is away from heat sources like fireplaces, candles or heat vents
-        Keep the tree stand full of water
-        Decorate with only non-flammable materials
-        Use only one extension cord per outlet
-        Use only three strands of lights per extension cord
-        Check lights for any broken or non-functioning sockets
Decorating Safety Tips:
-        Always have help when decorating outside especially when using a ladder
-        Do not hammer tacks or nails into electrical cords when handing lights. Use clips
-        Only use outdoor approved extension cords when decorating outside
-        Put cords in low traffic areas to prevent tripping
-        Ensure that blow up decorations are secured properly and deflated when you are not home or asleep
-        Don’t throw wrapping paper in the fireplace
-        Keep candles away from curtains and high enough children cannot reach
What safety tips do you have for decorating this holiday season?