Get Geared Up For the Fourth of July


June, 2018

As The Fourth of July approaches, everyone starts getting excited for all of the fun festivities. While having friends and family over to your home can be a great time, it can be stressful preparing for the day. Luckily, we’re here to help. Here are our top tips for getting your home fourth of July ready, and the best way to prepare your space for a multitude of Independence Day activities.

a group of friends enjoying a fourth of july bbq

Tip one: Clean up Outside

When preparing to host this summertime holiday at your house, the best place to start is with cleaning all the outdoor spaces. Spend time cleaning up any debris, kid toys (unless you’ll be entertaining children as well and need some kid-friendly entertainment options), and, most importantly, animal waste for the dog owners out there. It’s important to provide your guests with not only a clean but a safe environment as well. By ensuring your outdoor areas are clean, you won’t have to worry about anyone tripping over or breaking your belongings while watching the fireworks in the dark.

Tip two: Create Space

Rearranging furniture serves a similar purpose as cleaning the outdoor areas. By rearranging your furniture specifically for a party, guests will not only be more comfortable, but also better able to navigate and gather during their time at your home. In order to throw the best party on the block, you need to make sure to strategize ahead of time and get your furniture set up for all the extra people.

Tip three: Prep, prep, prep

There’s nothing quite as stressful as when your guests are arriving any minute, you’re still finishing up the vacuuming and the dinner prep, and the kids are seeming to help with the preparation in slow motion. By preparing as much as possible ahead of time, you can reduce the stress involved with the party. This includes any DIY or professional home improvement projects you were hoping to finish before the fourth. Now is the time to build your dream fire pit or get your patio in shape. If you wait until the day of the party, you’ll be disappointed when you’re unable to finish all of your improvement, cleaning, or preparation projects. Also, prepping side dishes, marinating meat for the grill, and cutting fruit can all be done ahead of time to save on time and stress.

citronella candles on a table top, a fourth of July must

Tip four: Beat the bugs

This tip might seem trivial, but keeping the bugs off your guests can truly make a huge impact on how well your celebration goes. While there are plenty of tips and tricks for keeping bugs away, simply installing tiki torches will beat the bugs so you can focus on having fun rather than swatting the bugs away. Depending on your needs, you can install simple 5-minute mason jar tiki torches or more elaborate wall mounted wine bottle tiki torches. No matter which route you take, you’ll be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy the fireworks without getting bitten up.

Now it’s time to start preparing your home for The Fourth of July, whether that be with simple cleaning projects or home renovation challenges. If you need help with any of your harder projects, we’re here to help you with your exterior needs. There’s no time like the present, so let’s roll our sleeves up, make a plan, and get your home in tip top shape!

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