Some additional quick and easy tasks to do at year's end to prepare for the new year:
- Clean Light Bulbs and Fixtures - get as much light in your house as possible as the days grow shorter and a bit darker. Plus you save money - dirty bulbs are thought to shed 30% less light than clean ones!
- Evaluate Homeowner's Insurance - Call your agent to go over the type of coverage you have, how much you really need and how you can lower your premiums for the new year.
- Pack a Home Emergency Kit - the last thing you want during the holidays is for an emergency to chill the family cheer. Prepare for power outages and weather-related emergencies with an easy to find emergency kit that includes bottled water, hand-crank radio, flashlight and batteries, portable charger for your phone, warm blankets and a first aid kit.
- Buy Holiday Lights (after December 25th) - It's tough to think about next Christmas so soon after finishing a wonder holiday dinner and celebration, but it's a good time to think about saving on new holiday decor for the following year. Take advantage of the year end sales!
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