Boerne Business Monthly November 2013 : Page 30

tidy up | H • Your system gets fully inspected, adjusted and reset to factory spec. It’s the same principle as servicing your car on a regular basis. Are You Holiday Guest Ready? by Esmi Gonzalez blankets. add fresh flowers even if it’s one stem of your favorite blossom. Bedroom Touches: Make space in the closet for guests to hang their clothes and place their shoes. place magazines (like boerne business Monthly), books and candles out for their enjoyment. Child Proof: cover electrical sockets; place cleaning products, knives, medication and breakables out of reach or in cabinets. secure blind cords and check window locks. if you have a pool, a fence is a good safety tool. no fence? place magnetic alarms on your doors which sound off when a door is opened or closed. these alarms can be found at any home improvement or hardware store. Small Repairs: look for drippy faucets, squeaky doors, replace burnt out light bulbs. You want to make sure everyone is safe and comfortable. What, no guest room or extra bathroom? no worries! simply find space in your living room, office or family room. Create a Space: lay out blankets and pillows before your guest arrive. instead of the couch for them to sleep on, invest in an air mattress. they start at $40 and can be purchased at target, Walmart and bed bath and beyond. consider a room divider to create a sense of privacy. be creative and build a divider from things you may have around the house. Bathroom Sharing: declutter your vanity and give them their own space for their personal items. Meals: plan your menu and shop a few days out before your guests arrive. cook ahead and freeze meals. buy your guests their favorite foods and snacks. Make sure and have staples like cereal, milk, yogurt, granola, bread, eggs, lunch meat, coffee, beverages etc. House Tour: give your guests a tour of your home shortly after their arrival. Your tour should include their room or space, bathroom, kitchen pantry and washer/dryer area. if you have a house alarm, provide your guests with their own code. post emergency contacts in a central location. opening up your home can be stressful but with a little preparation and organizing in advance, you can enjoy the holidays as well as your guests! BBM I enjoy helping people and seeing the end result, an organized space and a happily satisfied less stressed client! I am the principal of Sort It Out, Professional Organizing Solutions. Some of our services include organizing any room in the home, downsizing, merging of two households, preparing a home for the real estate market and so much more. Serving San Antonio, Boerne and New Braunfels. Organization is a big part of life editing and I’d like help you sort it out! Esmi Gonzalez, Professional Organizer, Certified AIOP / Principal Sort It Out, LLC (210) 818-8250 | SORTITOUTSA.COM holidays are meant to be spent with family and friends and to enjoy the reason for the season. entertaining house guests can be stressful but if you prepare for their visit, you can eliminate most of the stress. this is about the guests and making them comfortable and happy during their stay. Secret Weapon #1: Write a to-do-list with a timeline and stick to it. Secret Weapon #2: get your family to pitch in. Spring Cleaning: clean your guest room and guest bathroom top to bottom. this includes dust bunnies under the bed and cob webs on the ceiling fan. declutter the dresser to make room for their personal items. include fresh linen, towels, bathroom supplies, extra pillows and A lot of folks in my industry don’t really want to talk about the #1 Reason for AC system failure: DIRT. The fact is, a new system costs thousands of dollars. Yet regular maintenance to prevent system failure is just pennies on the dollar. At Kendall County Air, we feel it is our ethical duty to show you how to: A) Save money, B) Save time and C) Save you hassle and headaches. And you can help us help you by calling to schedule our 33-Point “Safety and Effi ciency” Inspection and Tune-Up. Here’s why… • Repair-Free Guarantee. If we make any repairs during your inspection and tune-up and you have the same problem during the next 12 months, we’ll fi x the repair at absolutely no cost to you! have you heard The dark and dirTy SecreT? • You’ll get a carbon monoxide test on your system. This is an odorless gas that puts families in real risk if not • Return on Investment detected. Guaranteed. Become a Comfort Club Member and save 10% on any system repairs necessary during your membership year, PLUS get $50.00/year credit for every year you remain a member towards the future replacement of your system with Kendall County Air. • Plus, a savings of $89.00 on drain clean outs! So that you don’t have any worries of water damage from water overfl ows. 830-816-1879 License #: TACLA26171E 30 B oerne B usiness M onthly | November 2013

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Esmi Gonzalez

Holidays are meant to be spent with family and friends and to enjoy the reason for the season. Entertaining house guests can be stressful but if you prepare for their visit, you can eliminate most of the stress. This is about the guests and making them comfortable and happy during their stay.

Secret Weapon #1: Write a to-do-list with a timeline and stick to it. Secret Weapon #2: get your family to pitch in.

Spring Cleaning: clean your guest room and guest bathroom top to bottom. This includes dust bunnies under the bed and cob webs on the ceiling fan. Declutter the dresser to make room for their personal items. Include fresh linen, towels, bathroom supplies, extra pillows and Blankets. Add fresh flowers even if it’s one stem of your favorite blossom. Bedroom Touches: Make space in the closet for guests to hang their clothes and place their shoes. Place magazines (like boerne business Monthly), books and candles out for their enjoyment.

Child Proof: cover electrical sockets; place cleaning products, knives, medication and breakables out of reach or in cabinets. Secure blind cords and check window locks. If you have a pool, a fence is a good safety tool. No fence? Place magnetic alarms on your doors which sound off when a door is opened or closed. These alarms can be found at any home improvement or hardware store.

Small Repairs: look for drippy faucets, squeaky doors, replace burnt out light bulbs. You want to make sure everyone is safe and comfortable.

What, no guest room or extra bathroom? No worries! Simply find space in your living room, office or family room.

Create a Space: lay out blankets and pillows before your guest arrive. Instead of the couch for them to sleep on, invest in an air mattress. They start at $40 and can be purchased at target, Walmart and bed bath and beyond. Consider a room divider to create a sense of privacy. Be creative and build a divider from things you may have around the house.

Bathroom Sharing: declutter your vanity and give them their own space for their personal items.

Meals: plan your menu and shop a few days out before your guests arrive. Cook ahead and freeze meals. Buy your guests their favorite foods and snacks. Make sure and have staples like cereal, milk, yogurt, granola, bread, eggs, lunch meat, coffee, beverages etc. House Tour: give your guests a tour of your home shortly after their arrival. Your tour should include their room or space, bathroom, kitchen pantry and washer/dryer area. If you have a house alarm, provide your guests with their own code. Post emergency contacts in a central location.

Opening up your home can be stressful but with a little preparation and organizing in advance, you can enjoy the holidays as well as your guests!

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