How to get your home ready for Christmas How to get your home ready for Christmas

How to get your home ready for Christmas

Published in Lifestyle on 1 December 2020 by our Marketing Team

With Christmas on its way, our homes will soon become the hub of the season.

 
When starting your preparations, it can be easy to quickly feel overburdened with a never-ending to do list of jobs around the home and supplies to buy.
 
Before the pressure mounts, we’ve provided a few simple steps to help you take each item step-by-step.
 

Decorating
 
Already in November, reports revealed that many households were decking their homes even earlier this year, in an effort to move 2020 along!
 
Putting up Christmas decorations is the official sign that the holidays are on their way.
 
Whether you’re transforming your home into a winter wonderland, investing in a festive wreath or keeping it simple this December, it’s important to include the whole family when dressing your house.
 
So grab the Baileys and start untangling the Christmas lights for the moment when everyone gathers around the tree!
 
One of the most effective decorations you can bring into your home is a scented candle, as a cost-effective and subtle way to add to your festive ambience.
 
Many people overlook the importance of getting the scent of your home right, especially when it comes to staging a property for viewings, such as using a mulled wine or winter berries smell in December.
 
 

Preparing the kitchen

With Christmas dinner one of the most highly anticipated events of the year for Brits, it’s key to be as organised as possible!
 
That way, you can avoid spending the entire day tucked away finalising kitchen preparations and clean-ups.
 
Give yourself as much space as possible by clearing surfaces in the weeks running up to Christmas. With plenty of seasonal recipes to choose from, it’s also worth considering doing as much of the work as you can before the big day arrives.
 
With the promise of leniency on the number of households able to meet, you may also need to stock up on alcohol and desserts to reduce the amount of shop runs needed, with enough glasses and cutlery to serve everyone.
 
On Christmas day, the kitchen can be a natural place for family members to gather. By setting up a drinks table away from where you are preparing food, they can celebrate with you whilst keeping out of the way.
 

Outdoor decorations

Fairy lights are often the most common type of outside decoration and can be placed along your gutting, windows or plants – making your house light up at night.
 
Other effective decorations can also include light-up wreaths for your front door, adding a festive look during the day and night.

 
 
If you’re thinking of bringing your property onto the market in the new year, book a consultation with our agents to find out how we can help.
 

This article was originally published by BriefYourMarket and is reproduced here with their permission.

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