Christmas is nearly here, and excitement is building. Everyone is looking forward to being ho, ho, home for Christmas. It’s that time of year when family and friends gather across the country to eat way too much food. It’s a lovely period but it can be quite stressful. Here are a few tips to make your house as Christmassy and homely as possible. 
Messy and cluttered home

Declutter your home and have a festive clean 

Your home will be a lot busier during Christmas. Whether it’s small children running rampant after gorging on chocolates or Uncle Ned falling asleep on the sofa. Decluttering your home will add valuable space to your living areas. 
Make a habit of having a clear out once a year. It’s amazing how much stuff we accumulate throughout the year and the lead up to Christmas is the best time to have a tidy up. 
Spring cleaning was so last season. Have a festive, winter clean. Stick on some classic Christmas tunes and work that hoover overtime. A clean house will feel much more homely.. 

Stock up on Christmas essentials 

The last thing you want is to run out of your favourite drink or snack when it’s freezing outside and all the shops are closed. Plan ahead and stock up on all your favourites ahead of time to avoid disappointment. Having a well-stocked drinks trolley and snack cupboard will make everything easier. You’ll also avoid the awkward conversation about who gets to eat the last sausage roll. 
Planning your meals will give you plenty of time to purchase the ingredients before the inevitable run on traditional Christmas food. You don’t want to be shop hopping on Christmas Eve trying to track down the final pig in blanket. 
Christmas tree through window

Decorate your entertaining spaces 

Decorating may seem like an obvious thing to do around Christmas. However, put thought into where you want the focal points to be. Decorate around the unique features of your home. 
If you don’t like going over the top with the decorations, keep things small and simple. Subtle lighting is an easy way to create ambience and make your home feel Christmassy. 
The tree is oftentimes the centrepiece of our Christmas decoration. If you prefer a real tree, make sure to keep it well watered. This will keep it looking fresh and green longer. Avoid decorations made of paper or cardboard and don’t leave fairy lights on when you’re not around. This will ensure your tree doesn’t become a fire risk! 

Tackle home maintenance and be Christmas ready 

We’re all guilty of putting off general home maintenance. However, the run up to Christmas is a good time to get those niggly issues sorted out. You’ll have your home feeling fresh and working as it should during the Christmas season and into the new year. 
Christmas is a wonderful time of year filled with joy and food. However, it can also be stressful. Your home should be your comfort and you don’t want to spend this festive season unnecessarily stressed. So, plan ahead, get your home feeling cosy and enjoy spending time with friends and family. 
If you have any questions or home maintenance or any other issues that you would like to sort out around your home, please get in touch. 
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