Preparing Your Home for Holiday Visitors

Preparing Your Home for Holiday Visitors

Preparing Your Home For Holiday Visitors

Dear Friends,

The holiday season is right around the corner and with the onset of holiday season comes many visits from family and friends. Follow these six tips to prepare your home for those holiday visitors.

6 Tips To Prepare Your Home For The Holidays:

  1. Keep kids in mind: Be sure to have outlet covers in the outlets where the little ones might be exploring. Install temporary gates by the stairs, especially if there isn’t a door to keep shut. Store medicines and cleaners in a locked cabinet.
  2. Keep elders in mind: Consider keeping all the festivities on one level of the house, as elderly people may have difficulty with  stairs. Be sure to have everything they might need in one location for ease of access.
  3. Inflatable mattresses: Avoid a bedding crisis! How many times have you had an unexpected guest over the holidays and wished you had an extra inflatable mattress or a futon?
  4. Pets and Air filters: Some of your visitors may have pet allergies and an air filter will protect them from headaches and runny noses.
  5. Nightlights: Place nightlights in hallways and guestrooms to help guests navigate safely at night. Outdoor lights not only make your guests feel welcome when they arrive, but they also reduce the risk of falls.
  6. Non Slip Mats: The bath can be a hot spot for injuries. Put non-slip mats in the bathtub and consider installing grab bars in the shower to help prevent falls for visitors of every age.

The holidays are a perfect chance to rekindle relationships with our loved ones. We would like to wish you a relaxing and reflective time with your friends and family.


Barbara Reaume and Coldwell Banker Montecito


Staying in Santa Barbara for Christmas?

Here’s a few must see events!

December 22 – December 23
The Nutcracker
at The Granada Theatre

Saturday, December 22
The Holiday Horns
at Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center

Saturday, December 22
A Tommy and the High Pilots Christmas
at Lobero Theatre

Sunday, December 23
Jazzy Bell Jingle
at Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center

Monday, December 24
Christmas Eve at the Granada
at The Granada Theatre

December 28 – December 29
“Wind in a Mirror…Ayahuasca Visions”
at Center Stage Theater

Saturday, December 29
Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market

Monday, December 31
Santa Barbara Symphony Presents: New Year’s Pop
at The Granada Theatre

Preparing Your Home For Holiday Visitors


What are your plans for Christmas?

I’d love to hear from you.


Barbara Reaume
Coldwell Banker Lic #00888832
Real Estate Advisor GRI SRES CN SFR
Cell: (805) 610-5403
Fax: (805) 969-0262

Preparing Your Home For Holiday Visitors


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 Preparing Your Home For Holiday Visitors

Barbara Reaume

Barbara Reaume is a real estate expert working for Coldwell Banker Montecito. She started her career as a real estate agent in 1984 and offers over 3 decades of experience in real estate sales. Specialties include Montecito real estate, Santa Barbara real estate, Santa Barbara homes, real estate financing In Santa Barbara, Montecito relocation, Santa Barbara relocation, short sales and foreclosures. Do you have specific questions about buying or selling real estate in the Santa Barbara area? Ask to be setup on Barbara's email-based home search to get instant alerts on price reductions and new Santa Barbara homes for sale in the area. Contact Barbara Reaume by email (, phone (805-610-5403) to find out the value of your home, discuss your options.

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