The holidays are just around the corner and although things may be different this year, it’s time to start thinking about preparing your home to get it clean and organized. This will make it festive and cozy for you and your loved ones.
Now you may be thinking it’s a little early to start thinking about the holidays but they will soon be here and there’s no time like the present. Plus, if you start preparing in advance, it means there is less for you to do when the holiday season arrives and you can enjoy the festivities stress-free.
Try taking on a different cleaning or organizing chore each week and it won’t feel as overwhelming. Here are some ways that you can start preparing your home for the holidays now.
Before you think about hanging any decorations up, you need to give your home a thorough clean from top to bottom, inside and outside. If you start with the big tasks first, it will be much easier. Things like a deep clean, or cleaning out your gutters are chores you want to tackle first. By doing this in advance, it means you will be able to spend more time with your family nearer the time. You’ll only need to maintain a clean home and that won’t be as time-consuming.
This is one of those tasks that if you tackle it now, your future self will be happy and grateful that you did. When you’re putting your holiday decorations up, the last thing you want is to get sidetracked by the mess in a drawer when you were simply looking for spare batteries. Clear out any junk or unwanted items from your cupboards and drawers. It can be a mundane chore but think of the satisfying feeling you will have once it’s done and out of the way!
You might have been meaning to get a new piece of furniture for your home but have been putting it off for a while, now is the time to do it. Whether it’s extra chairs so there’s plenty of seats for everyone to sit or a new dining table so the whole family doesn’t have to squeeze around it, update your furniture now. Places like Dining Rooms Outlet have some great affordable options.
If you have guests over for the holiday season, you need to make sure you have got enough linen, towels, place settings and glasses, etc. Checking you have enough of these items now means that you won’t be rushing around last minute trying to pick extras when the stores will be busy in the build-up to the big day.
Sort through your children’s old toys or games and anything they don’t want or use anymore you can donate to charity. Chances are they will get plenty of new toys and games for Christmas so rather than trying to make space and feel like you can’t move for toys, this will prevent that from happening. You can also go through bookshelves and closets and see if there’s anything else that you can donate to charity.
Now you may be meticulous when it comes to taking your Christmas ornaments down, packing and storing them away safely. But there are times when ornaments can crack or break, so it’s best to check them to make sure they are in great condition. Or if you’d like some new ornaments this year, you can always make some new ones. This is something you can do with your kids in the weeks leading up to Christmas and it will keep them occupied for a couple of hours.
It’s that time of year when the temperatures drop so you need to ensure that doors and windows seals are in good condition to stop draughts getting in. You can add throws to your couch to make them cozier and finish off the look with some seasonal decorative pillows. To make your home feel extra warm and snugly scented holiday candles are a must!!!!
These are just seven simple ways you can start preparing your home for the holidays. When the house is ready inside and outside and all the boring, mundane chores are out of the way, it means you can put your feet up, pour yourself a seasonal beverage and enjoy the holiday season with all those you love.
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