Home Prep For Christmas: Our Top 4 Tips

Tis’ the season! That’s right – the season of getting pine needles and broken tinsel all over your home! And whether you’re buying gifts or not, Christmas is a very messy time of year for the average family. As such, it’s best to prepare for the big day by organizing your property ahead of time. You’ve got a few weeks left to get this done, so make sure you clear a day and use the tips below to catch the areas that’ll need the most help. 


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Make Space in the Kitchen

This is the one room where you’re going to need space, above all others. If nothing else can get done, focus your attention here. You’re going to need free counters, room in the cupboards for new pots and pans, and a clean, empty fridge for the leftovers. You’re also likely to buy a lot more food for the weeks ahead, all of which will need to find a home, so go around with a black refuse sack and get rid of as much out of your kitchen as you can. Then, wipe down with an antibacterial wipe. 


Get a Deep Clean Done

A deep clean is perfect for Christmas. When you’ve got all the ‘jobs’ out of the way a week before the big day, you won’t have to worry again until at least the new year. However, deep cleaning your whole home might sound like a lot right now, so it’s best to hire someone here to free up your days for things like Christmas shopping, baking, and visiting relatives. A company like Dust B Gone can be in and out within the day – it’ll certainly save you a lot of energy at such a rushed time of year as well! 


Choose Your Gift Corner

Gift corners are the designated areas to put presents once they’re wrapped, and it’s okay for the kids to see them. If you don’t have a corner, you can use a spare wall instead – just as long as there’s one area for the gifts to be piled up and out of the way! Choose this corner as early as you can to make sure you don’t over-clutter the rest of the house as you move things around. 


Hang Exterior Lights Too

You’ve decorated the inside, but what about the outside? Do you usually put up Christmas lights in the front and back garden? If not, it’s time to get into the habit. After all, the more light you’ve got around the property, the easier it’s going to be to see when you’re coming home after work, collecting the kids, or doing more Christmas shopping. The dark tends to fall around 4 to 5 pm at the moment, and that can be hard on your mental health. But if you’ve got festive lights up, it’ll be like coming home to a mini winter wonderland. 

Your home needs prepping for Christmas! Use these tips to get the work started for the festivities. 

Written by Laurie Graves

Laurie is a 50-something wife and boy mom, who loves to share easy recipes, DIY home ideas, and food hacks. She truly believes that with a little inspiration, anyone can make their home and meals feel special.