“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” …. unless you are planning a family Christmas gathering and feel overwhelmingly stressed due to the planning of it all. That, combined with this year’s happenings, it’s making you feel less merry and instead, more gloomy.
Grab a cuppa, put your feet up and let the Handy Squad help. We’ve put together a list of tips to help you prepare your home for Christmas guests while staying stress-free and enjoying the holidays.
Make guests feel comfortable and welcome.
If you’ve heard the saying “clean house, clean mind” it couldn’t be any more true. A clean and uncluttered home will not only give you peace of mind, but it will also make your guests feel comfortable and welcome. It’s time to have a Christmas clear-out and get rid of any unnecessary possessions as well as clean your home top to bottom and make spaces warm and welcoming.
Spruce up your home.
Take some time to tackle tasks that need to be done around the house, from replacing the cracked toilet seat to repairing the radiator. If you need help with any property maintenance tasks, feel free to get in touch with our team. We can complete a variety of property maintenance services to guarantee your home is in excellent shape, including unblocking toilets, repairing sash windows, repainting rooms and fixing ceiling cracks.
Give your entrance a makeover.
Are you ready to make your home stand out? Get everybody in a Christmassy mood by adding outdoor Christmas decorations and installing outdoor Christmas lights. Don’t stop there with the makeover – make sure to clean-up the pathway, fix any broken patio stones, add some pops of colour with flowers and give your home or simply your front door a new lick of paint.
Related: How to hang outdoor Christmas lights.
Make mulled wine and plan activities.
Make mulled wine or eggnog, whichever you prefer, and start planning activities to keep everyone entertained. Choose a few festive films to watch, pull your favourite board games off the shelf and pick a few other activities.