How to prepare your home for Christmas

Prepare Your Home For Christmas

Prepare Your Home For Christmas

The season of Christmas is just round the corner. You have less than a month to do the preparation from shopping, parties to decorating your home and most importantly getting the house in shape ready for the hordes of visitors.
Here are our top time-saving tips that we have assembled to make you ready for the big day:
Love Lists
A number of lists that you need to put together like the gift list, card list, to-do list, baking list, events list and parties – you name it, combine it all on a separate list so that you can check it off and reduce stress. Place it on a position everyone in the house can see and can help you where they can.
Clear out stuff & Donate
While getting your house in shape, you will come across many clothes and toys that you do not need to store in and such stuff can be given out to donate.
Make an enormous welcome:
You’ll have several visitors coming over to celebrate or drop in with gifts for you and your family and they, of course will come in from your entry way, so make a good impact here and it’ll have a knock-on effect throughout your house. It just needs to be neat & tidy, so even 5 minutes spare will do the trick. Remove all cobwebs with a broom or a flat mob and quickly wipe down dusty surfaces on the door and any windowsills with an all-purpose cloth. For an extra welcome, hang a wreath on the door so that it makes your entrance look beautiful.
Be Strategic with Lighting
Use Christmas lighting or candles to highlight main points inside and outside the home while taking attention away from the areas you want to disguise.
Pay Heed to Dining Areas
If you’re organizing a meal at Christmas time but are short on cleaning time, it makes sense to clean up areas that will be mostly used up by the visitors – the dining area. Take out all the cobwebs, clean all windows and glass doors and mop the floor. Bring in greenery or place a bunch of fresh flowers that will give your home the perfect Christmas look.
Make use of scent to create the Christmas mood
A tuneful and melodious Christmas is on everyone’s wish list which is why calming scents like cinnamon and cloves are so popular at this time. Use any of these in scented candles or in baking so that the fragrance will waft throughout your home.
Bust into Bathrooms
Get your bathroom to be as clean and hygienic as possible as that is one thing that will be used by the visitors at some point of time. Try to maintain the cleanliness all throughout the festive period.
Wrap it Right
Put an end to last minute panic by wrapping each gift and writing out the tag as it is bought. Make sure you don’t run out of wrapping paper or tape at 11.55pm on the 24th! Therefore, it’s better to have the gifts all ready for the Christmas Day. Many people struggle with wrapping gifts follow a few tips and do it right or you could even ask the store keeper to wrap it for you after you’ve bought the gift at the store.
Shop Smart – Shop Online!
If there is any perfect time to shop online, Christmas is the one. With crowds, shortage of parking spaces and the Christmas carols playing over the loudspeakers, it can actually make it more difficult for you to pick up that perfect gift. Instead, consider heading online where you can get all the possible stuff you need to buy as presents. Also, make sure to get in early enough to give the time for the gift to arrive, otherwise that will be a tricky one to explain to the kids on Christmas morning!

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