Monthly Homeowner Checklist: December To-do’s

As the holiday spirit blankets our beautiful city, we recognize the importance of ensuring your home is not just adorned with festive joy but is also ready for the unique demands of the season. Welcome to our exclusive December Homeownership Checklist, where Aponte Group has thoughtfully curated essential tasks tailored specifically for homeowners in Orlando. From elevating safety to crafting an inviting haven, let’s dive into the checklist and get ready for a season of comfort and joy!

Illuminate and Decorate: Outdoor Lights and Wrapping Station

  • Check All Outdoor Lights
    Brighten up your exterior for the season. Ensure all outdoor lights are operational, including walkways and garage lighting. Consider the added safety of outdoor solar lights with motion detectors.
  • Set Up a Gift-Wrapping Station
    Make the gift-wrapping process a delight by creating a dedicated station. Stock up on wrapping essentials and keep everything organized for efficient and stress-free wrapping sessions.

Ensure Home Comfort: Holiday Prep and Maintenance

  • Complete Deep Dusting
    Start the holiday preparations by giving your home a fresh start with a thorough deep dusting. A clean canvas sets the stage for a festive and welcoming atmosphere.
  • Simplify Your Holiday
    Take a moment to set intentions for a stress-free holiday season. Focus on meaningful activities and give yourself the gift of saying "No" to activities that may add unnecessary pressure.
  • Caulk Shower & Toilets
    Prioritize the health of your home by caulking showers and bathtubs, preventing mold and water damage. Secure toilets by caulking them to the floor, minimizing odors and ensuring stability.
  • Block Drafts
    Combat winter drafts with weatherstripping and door sweeps. Keep your home cozy and energy-efficient, saving on heating bills while adding an extra layer of warmth.
  • Have a Chimney? Have It Cleaned
    Before the first fire of the season, schedule a certified chimney cleaning. Eliminate creosote buildup to reduce the risk of house fires and ensure a safe and enjoyable fireplace experience.
  • Clean Range Hood
    Prepare your kitchen for holiday cooking by cleaning the range hood. A clean hood not only enhances aesthetics but also ensures the efficient removal of fumes and odors.
  • Check Attic Insulation
    Maintain a comfortable home and lower heating bills by ensuring proper attic insulation. Inadequate insulation can lead to energy loss, and addressing it now contributes to year-round energy efficiency.

Plan for a Safe and Secure Holiday Home

  • Plan for Holiday Home Safety
    Enhance the safety of your Orlando home with simple precautions. Illuminate outdoor areas, secure doors and windows, and trim bushes to create a secure environment, especially with night falling earlier this month.

Wrapping Up Your December Home Bliss

As your dedicated real estate team, we trust that this December Homeownership Checklist serves as a valuable roadmap to make your home a haven of joy and safety. From festive preparations to essential home maintenance, each task plays a crucial role in elevating the well-being of your cherished space. If you have any real estate-related questions or need personalized assistance, remember that the Aponte Group is always here for you. Wishing you a delightful holiday season filled with warmth and beautiful moments in your Orlando home. Happy Holidays!