Is your home Christmas ready? In November it seems so far away. But as soon as December hits it’s like sliding on a banana peel.
Before you know it, December is here and the Christmas countdown has begun. Although Christmas is still three weeks away it’s a certainty it will FLY. Pretty soon you’ll be deluged in a haze of present buying and festive dinners and parties. So, if Christmas is at your house this year you’ll want to be sure you’re Christmas ready.
So… are you ready to tackle that Christmas to-do list? If not, here are some Christmas ready tips that will help you through the drama.
Clear Out The Cupboards
Cooking and preparing food over Christmas is stressful enough in itself so why put yourself through the agony of having to fight yuor way through clutter. Make a dedicated time to go through your pantry, cupbaords, freezer and fridge to get throw out products that are past their use-by date or past their best.
This will ensure you have plenty of Christmas ready space to accomodate all your festive food for a stress-free kitchen. Does your kitchen need some TLC to acheive this? Why not see how you can get a stylish kitchen in time for Christmas.
Make Your Home Christmas Ready for Guests
When you don’t usually have a house full of guests it can be awkward to think about all the little things. Ensure that you have plenty of seating, a big enough dining table and, more importantly, extra stocks of plates and cutlery.
If you plan on having people spend the night, freshly was the bedlinen, iron it, declutter the guest room, and add scented candles and a lovely vase of flowers.
For beautiful new bedlinen and scented candles you can’t go past Australia’s favourite, Canningvale.
Do a Christmas Ready Sweep of The Garden
In this country, Christmas means warm weather and throwing another shrimp on the barbie. Barbeques and garden parties are the best way to get friedns and family together over during the festive season. So make sure your garden is Christmas ready with a good shape up. Mow the lawns, trim the edges, weed, and add solar powered fairy lights through the trees.
If you spot any unwanted slithery friends, call in SnakeOut snake catchers – you don’t want to be dealing with snakes when your guests are enjoying themselves! Ensure you’ve got plenty of extra seating and some umbrellas to offer shade too.
Make it Christmassy
It can be difficult to make your home look traditionally Christmassy when the temperatures outside are soaring. Luckily, it’s all about the decoration.
A Christmas tree is the focal point of your living room so go crazy with tinsel and coloured baubles. Add lots of Christmas ornaments and lights around your home to help it look more festive.
A stylish homemade festive wreath is easy to make and is a wonderful first impression when people knock on your door. While it may not be snowing outside, you could always add some artificial snow inside.
Christmas is the perfect time of year to get together with family and friends and celebrating. Make sure you get to make the most of the festive season by getting your home preparations out of the way nice and early. It will be here before you know it!