Preparing the exterior of your home before a painter arrives can help ensure your valuables will be kept in a safe place away from any crew member working. Common things customers move more we get out to the house include personal belongings, garden hose, decorations, movable plants, cars (if you can park them away 15 feet is the preference), patio furniture, lights, strings lights, and Christmas lights. If you have any other moveable objects or something you want to replace like your house numbers? Now would be a good time.