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Preparing Your Home For Santa

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Follow these tips to make Santa’s visit to your home as easy as possible.

There’s plenty to get ready before 24 December, but many people leave one important thing off their list: preparing the house for Santa Claus.

Most people just leave some milk and biscuits out, plus some carrots for the reindeer, but there are lots of other things you can do to help Santa along and make sure you stay on the “nice” list.

Landing lights

Christmas comes during the darkest week of the year, and Santa’s eyes aren’t what they used to be. Having some lights on outside will help him find his way to your home without incident.

Preparing roofs for hooves

When Santa arrives, the first thing he’ll see is your roof. This is your chance to make a good first impression. Make sure you clear any snow before going to sleep, especially around the chimney. You’ll also want to remove any grates over the chimney so Santa has easy access. Clean the chimney

The last thing you want to wake up to Christmas morning is a living room full of soot. Give your chimney a good sweep so Santa doesn’t make a mess while he’s filling the stockings.

Floor hazards

If there’s anything to be learned from Home Alone, it’s that stepping on ornaments can be painful. Make sure there’s nothing for Santa to trip or slip on. You don’t want to be remembered as the person responsible for him spending the night in A&E instead of out doing his deliveries.

Indoor lighting

You don’t want Santa to fumble around in the dark, but you also don’t want to leave the lights on all night. A good tip is to use glow sticks to mark out the path from the fireplace to the tree and back again. Don’t forget to leave one by the milk and biscuits too!