As the holidays roll around, many of us are wondering how we’re going to make our homes safe. We want to enjoy each other’s company without having to worry about passing the virus. Here are four tips for prepping your home to make it a healthy and safe place for your holiday endeavors.

Load Up on Hand Sanitizer

One of the easiest ways to ensure the safety of your guests and your family is to offer cleaning stations. When you have hand sanitizer offered at your front door, people are very likely to use some upon entering. If you want to make it feel more like the holidays, you can easily purchase some holiday-themed scented hand sanitizer. The smell of pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and other holiday favorites can assist in setting the mood.

Strategically Place Seating

One of the best tips in our list of ways to prepare for a sanitary holiday celebration is to strategically place seating. Set chairs six feet from one another so that everyone can enjoy their own space without fear of contamination. If your kitchen is small, consider moving Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner to another room in your home that is bigger. 

Have Your HVAC System Properly Serviced

When it comes to limiting the spread, your HVAC system can help. By having your HVAC system properly serviced at the start of the fall season, you can ensure it’s working at full capacity. Your HVAC system sucks in air from your home and filters it. Then, the fresh air is introduced into the rooms in your home. This fresh air helps to reduce the concentration of stagnant air in the rooms throughout your home.

Consider Sanitation Services

With the rise in concern over the coronavirus, many cleaning companies are offering professional sanitation services. These services work to completely sanitize rooms throughout your home. It’s best to consider having your home sanitized shortly before having any visitors over for the holiday season. If it’s within your budget, consider having sanitation services performed on a regular basis.

Preparing your home for the holidays is going to be a bit different this year. With the many concerns of the coronavirus, more and more people are trying to discover ways that they can make their home safer for visitors. By employing the four tips we outlined for you above, you’ll be well on your way to hosting a healthier and safer holiday season this year.

Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She recommends talking to an HVAC contractor about any HVAC questions you may have. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at facebook.com/brooke.chaplan or Twitter @BrookeChaplan

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