11 weeks to go! Christmas is all about catching up with family and friends but the thought of entertaining guests can be stressful, especially if your home is in need of a little TLC. This week we’ll help you to prepare your home so it’s organised and really welcoming when your guests arrive.
By starting to get your home ready now you’ll reduce stress, avoid the Christmas rush, and have more chance of booking reliable tradespeople before they get too busy.
Start by taking an objective look at each of the rooms in your home – could they benefit from a de-clutter? Lick of paint? Do you need more seating or bedding to accommodate extra guests in your home?
Decluttering your home now is a great place to start. Let’s face it, spring cleaning was some time ago and clutter will inevitably have accumulated over the summer. Plus, you’re going to need space for all your new gifts!
- Spend time clearing cupboards, drawers, shelves etc. in each room, getting rid of anything that can no longer be classed as useful or pretty.
- Don’t forget that your kitchen will soon be bursting with festive food and drink, so free space in the cupboards and freezer will be very welcome.
A lick of paint and a few well-chosen accessories can give your rooms a whole new lease of life with very little time or expense.
If you’re looking for home styling and interior ideas then please get in touch, and check out our recent blog on autumn trends for inspiration.
Do you need any new furniture to accommodate your guests? We’ve searched the internet for some of the best guest beds, extendable dining tables and additional seating.
Extendable dining tables
Floor cushions are a great solution for additional seating that can easily be stored away when not in use.
Folding or stackable dining chairs are ideal if you only need additional seating a few times a year.
Extra tableware and cutlery
If you find yourself short of time then please don’t worry – Hour Hands can take the stress of Christmas preparations off your hands. From buying and wrapping gifts to writing cards, decorating trees and even waiting in for your deliveries, we can take care of it.