Getting the home into some semblance of shape before winter isn’t always easy. Especially if you’re usually rushed off your feet and running a busy home. There are ways you can make it a little bit easier for yourself though. Ways you can ensure your home is up to standard so that you and your family can enjoy another Christmas to remember. The key point here is that every single home is a little different so what works for one won’t necessarily cover all bases. In the same vein, people manage their homes differently too so try to make it apply to you and your home as best as you can.
Can People See Your Lights?
If you’re someone who has lights each year you need to make sure other people can see them. Otherwise, what’s the point. For a start, clear out your gutters or anything which may make hanging the lights difficult. Then, have a look into some window cleaning for those lights you want visible from the inside. It might be a Christmas tree visible just through the window, so make sure that outside can see it properly. Make sure you’re using the right ladder to hang these lights too and try to plan it out beforehand for maximum effect, especially if the lights are new this year. A bit of trial and error is always worthwhile so you get the right effect.
Try not to spend a fortune on these, use what you already have. Or buy one or two new items that your old decorations can be built around. They can really get expensive if you go chasing the trends each year. In a lot of places, due to COVID, there won’t be many people visiting your house anyway, so focus on you, focus on your family and do what you know you like and what gives your home that brilliant cozy Christmas feel. If you do want some, try not to go to those super expensive places. You can get them just as cheat elsewhere.
The Deep Clean
Get everyone involved. It’s so much easier having one big deep clean before putting the decorations up. This is because once the decorations are up it makes things harder to clean. You can get your whole family involved too, it doesn’t just have to be you cleaning everything. Have the kids tend to their rooms and help out downstairs too. A deep clean before putting things up might sound onerous and it does extend the process, but it really is worth it in the long run. It’s like resetting everything for Christmas.
Christmas means presents. If you’ve got kids, this means clearing out some old ones. Some might be thrown out due to wear and tear and others might be donated. To help out with costs you could sell a few of these. Don’t forget to ask your children first, they might have a preference or might not want to throw anything out at all. It’s only fair you ask. You wouldn’t want to end up simply having to rebuy something if they get upset.