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Checklist for a happy holiday home

Add festive curtains to your holiday home decor.

Add festive curtains to your holiday home decor.

To create a chic and cozy home this holiday you're going to have to do more than just deck the halls with boughs of holly. Take a look at some important guidelines to follow in order to get your home ready for the winter season.

  • Break the ice: "Ice dams are areas of built-up ice that can accumulate on your roof, potentially causing leaks when they melt. If you can safely reach them, break them up now to prevent future damage," reports Houzz.com. It is also important to make sure your walkways are clear of ice and snow if you live in a colder environment. Beware of black ice, which can be very dangerous and can result in slips and falls.
  • Get festive: Before you know it, Christmas will be here! If you haven't already decorated your house, do this soon so that you can enjoy the festive décor all month long. Before stringing your lights, ensure that they are working properly by testing them out.
  • Keep warm: Keeping your home warm in the winter can be an expensive task. If you're heating bills are escalating, try looking for alternative heating solutions. For instance, turn the thermostat down and make a fire in your fireplace, which can be both inexpensive and festive. Add warm throw blankets to your living room to get extra cozy. Additionally, think about investing in drapery with added insulation or thicker materials. At Half Price Drapes we offer a range of materials to choose from at half of the cost. During Cyber Monday we're also offering up to 70 percent off of certain styles!