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  • Writer's pictureCami Chesham

Getting Your Home Ready For The Holidays

Getting your home ready for the Christmas holidays can be quite a task, especially if you're not there for most of the year! The home team here at Chesham Property London love helping our clients to prepare for the festive season.

These past few weeks the team have been all hands on deck busy working away across London to ensure that our clients properties are holiday season ready. This can include anything from collecting a bespoke order Christmas Cake from Harrods food hall, to finely adjusting the UFH in advance of clients arrivals, as well as more delicate touches such as:

Decorating your home: Adding some festive touches to your home with Christmas decorations, such as lights, wreaths, and tree ornaments.

Preparing your home for guests: If you will be hosting guests over the holiday, our team will make sure that you have enough seating, bedding, and towels for everyone. We can also set up guest rooms or designated spaces for your guests to sleep and relax.

Stocking up on supplies: Making sure that you have enough food, drinks, and other supplies on hand to last through the holiday is a top priority. This may include items such as non-perishable food, paper products, and cleaning supplies as well as full meal planning.

Planning your meals: If you will be hosting a holiday meal, our team can help you to make a list of the dishes you want to prepare and make sure that you have all the ingredients you need ready and waiting. We can even hire a private chef for our most discerning clients. Either way we always say it is best to consider preparing as much as you can in advance to make the day of the meal go more smoothly.

Cleaning and decluttering your home: Our team love arranging a deep clean to take some time to tidy up your home and get rid of any clutter. This will help to make your home more welcoming and comfortable for guests and you/your family.

The Chesham Property London team are experts at getting your home ready for the Christmas holiday so you can enjoy a festive and stress-free season! At Chesham Property London a luxury home manager is responsible for much more than just overseeing the management and maintenance of your home, but that doesn't mean we slack on the essentials either leading up to your visits:

Handling maintenance and repairs: Your home manager will be responsible for ensuring that your home is properly maintained and that any necessary repairs are completed before your arrival. This may include tasks such as maintaining the property's systems (e.g. heating, plumbing, electrical), maintaining the property's landscaping, and managing the property's household staff (if applicable).

Maintaining financial records: Your dedicated home manager will keep track of the property's financial records, including income and expenses.

Providing concierge services: Luxury home managers will also be responsible for providing concierge services to owners, such as helping with travel arrangements, arranging groceries or special requests (flowers, etc), and coordinating with household staff.

The role of our luxury home managers is to ensure that your home is well-maintained, financially viable, and to provide the highest-quality concierge services to ensure your visits are a pleasure each and every time. Equally if you are not home for the festive season it is really important to make sure that your home is safe and secure as they are often targeted and especially vulnerable at this time of year. Here are some steps that you can take to ensure that your vacant home is safe over the Christmas holidays:

Set timers for lights: To make it look like someone is home, you can set timers for lights to turn on and off at different times of the day.

Unplug appliances: To prevent fires, unplug appliances and turn off all electronics before you leave.

Lock all doors and windows: Make sure all doors and windows are locked before you leave. Consider installing deadbolt locks or security screens for added security.

Stop mail and newspaper delivery: If you will be away for an extended period of time, stop mail and newspaper delivery to avoid having a pile of uncollected mail or newspapers outside your home which can draw unwanted attention.

Arrange for someone to check on your home: If you don't have a dedicated vacant/home management service like the one we provide here at Chesham Property London ask a trusted friend or family member to check on your home periodically to make sure everything is okay.

Consider installing a security system: If you have the means, you may want to consider installing a security system to help protect your home while you are away or setting up a Ring/Arlo camera in you hallway for peace of mind.

By following these steps, you can help to ensure that your vacant home is safe over the Christmas holiday, although nothing quite beats having a dedicated home manager. To learn more about our services get in touch today

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