With just over a month to go until Christmas, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to start preparing your home for the festive season.
Whilst it may seem like there is still so much to do before you’re ready, preparing your home can quite stress-free if you spread out the preparations over a couple of weeks. That way, you won’t feel like you’re rushed off your feet doing too much at once.
With that in mind, here are 5 stress-free ways to get your home ready for the festive season:
1. Carry Out A Deep Clean of EVERYTHING
Christmas often means that you’ll be having a lot more guests that you’re used to, so ensuring your house is kept clean and tidy at all times is an absolute must. Whilst it may not be possible to clean before every guest, carrying out one deep clean a few weeks before Christmas will mean things are kept relatively clean throughout the festive period.
2. What is Christmas without lights and decorations?
It’s all fun and games where they’re all up and finished, but making space for them can be an absolute nightmare. If you start thinking about where you’re going to put everything a couple of weeks before you bring the decorations out, everything will seem much less stressful as you put them up. Making space early will also allow you to see how much you actually have room for, therefore meaning you only bring what you need out of the loft, basement or garage.
3. Buy Lots Of Christmas Scented Candles Or Wax Melts
Whilst your house may be clean and tidy, keeping if smelling fresh as guests come in and out is also incredibly important. Treat yourself to some special Bougie by Diane Penelope festive scented candles or wax melts and you’ll have everyone saying ‘ooooooh’ as they walk through your door.
4. Ensure Your Garden Is Kept Clean, Safe and Tidy
With the Australian weather still being warm during Christmas, there is a chance that certain members of your family may want to spend some time outside in the fresh air. Because of this, it’s important to make sure your garden is kept clean, safe and tidy.
This means carrying out any major renovations before people start visiting for Christmas, including fixing any hazards, non destructive digging and sprucing up your planters and flower beds.
5. Make Sure You Have Space (And Supplies) For Extra Guests
If you’re going to be hosting extra guests it’s better to make sure you have all the space (and supplies) you need a few weeks before they arrive. Double check you have extra towels, toiletries and bedding to avoid any shortages and embarrassment when they arrive. If you’re struggling to make space, here is a handy guide on how to accommodate everyone over Christmas.
How do you prepare your home for Christmas? Let me know your stress-free tips and tricks in the comment section below!