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How To Prepare Your Home For Christmas

how to prepare your home for christmas

It’s almost time to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! As the festive period rapidly comes into view, you may ask yourself, is my home prepared for the Christmas celebrations? Don’t panic, there is still plenty of time to get your house in order before the big day.

In this blog, we share some top tips to help you prepare your home for the Christmas period.

Over the Christmas period, you may be anticipating seeing different family members that you’ve not seen since last Christmas! If you’re hosting at all, the chances are that you’ll need every bit of space in your home, to accommodate friends and the extended family. In addition, having the house in order for you, your partner, children or whoever else you may live with, will mean you can simply focus on all the joyous moments that Christmas has to offer, instead of having to clean up and organise as you go.

For these very reasons, you should consider Christmas self storage at RedSpot. Our personal storage units are perfectly suited to offer a helping hand as you get ready for the big day!

1) Tidy Key Areas Of The Home

Start off by going through the key areas of your home and the rooms where visitors will most likely set up camp. (You’ll be lucky to get rid of them on Boxing Day!). Start off by locating the rooms or areas of the home that are essential, divide those places in sections and start decluttering.

You should go through cupboards, furniture and ornaments and ask yourself, are these really needed here over the Christmas period? For the items that are deemed surplus to requirements for the festive season, consider renting a self storage unit! Once the decluttering is complete, take a step back and notice how to room now looks twice the size it previously did. At this point, you know you’re ready to welcome people into your home.

2) Place Extra Emphasis On The Living Room

The chances are, you have already earmarked the living room as one of the essential rooms in the house to declutter before Christmas. However, we can’t emphasise just how important having organised living room is to reducing stress at Christmas.

As the epicentre of the home, and the beating heart of events, your living room should be optimally organised at this time of year. Here are a few tips on how to ensure your living room is prepared for the Christmas season:

  • Make sure you have enough furniture to accomodate guests.
  • Finding the balance on this front is fundamental if you are to make the most out of the space available to you.
  • Remove any delicate or high-value items that could be damaged or broken by children running around the room after filling up on mince pies!
  • Create a warm environment full of character, a place where giving and receiving can take place among loved ones. Deck the halls, ceilings and furniture and out out conversational items that will get guests talking.

3) Organising The Guest Room

If you have family or friends coming from up or down the country to stay with you over the Christmas and New Year period. If this is the case, you’ll want to make sure that your guest or spare room is organised to accommodate their belongings. Don’t wait until a few days before they arrive to get the room in order, as the fun of hosting may be zapped from you and you may end up not doing as good of a job.

In a perfect world, you want your guests to feel just as at home in your house as they do in their own, in order to provide a joyful Christmas. So, if you know you have guests staying with you, start decluttering early and add any of the miscellaneous or extra items to the boot of your car, ready to drop at your storage unit.

4) Take On The “Storage” Areas Of Your Home

Whether it’s the closet, garage, hallway, cupboard or that awkward “Harry Potter” room under the stairs, take to cleaning out these types of rooms. You always require more in-house storage than you initially account for at Christmas time. Having these spaces available for extra storage will mean that key areas of the home don’t have to take the brunt of the busy times. So, consider cleaning out the shoes, coats and bags and any other items that you won’t be using and take out a self storage unit for them.

And Now It’s Time To Enjoy Christmas

We hope that our tips on getting your home ready for Christmas results in you having a wonderful time. Get in touch today if you find yourself in need of storage while doing a big sort out!

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