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Christmas is just around the corner and it has many of us in the throes of getting ready. Chances are you will have a lot of people coming round to visit both in the days leading up to and after Christmas itself.
This can mean it’s a manic time so you want to be as prepared as possible beforehand. You might have family members or friends staying with you, or you might be hosting Christmas dinner. No matter what it is, getting ready for the holidays ahead of time is never a bad idea. Here we have a look at some top things you can do in order to feel more prepared and have a less stressful festive period.
Have the kids do a sort out of their toys
Your little ones are going to be receiving a lot of new toys for Christmas and chances are they already don’t have enough room for their old ones. Have them go through their toys, collecting together all the ones they don’t play with anymore. You could then gather them and have them sent to a charity or donated to someone that would need them more. It’s a great lesson to teach your children about helping others, as well as how to efficiently de-clutter their space!
Fix up the little jobs around the house
There’s no better time than now to sort out those niggly jobs around the house that you have. If you have noticed leaking from your bath or shower for example, RIW toughseal can be a great quick fix to ensure it is safe and secure for yourself and any other house guests to use. There might be other things that need doing that you’ve been putting off, such as sorting out the kitchen cupboards, tightening screws on loose drawer handles, or giving your door frames a lick of paint. You’ll be surprised what a difference these things make once they’re done.
Stock up on essentials
When it comes to Christmas time, the last thing you want is to keep making last minute dashes to the shop. Instead, stock up on essentials ahead of time, keeping a list that you can add to whenever something runs out. This means you won’t forget items when you go shopping and that you’ll always have what you need. You could also try batch cooking some meals for on those days when you can relax and don’t fancy cooking. It’s a great feeling realising you don’t have to whip up a meal as there’s one already prepared for you!
These are just a few things you can do in order to get the house ready for the holidays. Christmas is a manic but beautiful time of year and you want to be able to enjoy it as much as possible, without worrying about the house. What are some things you do in order to get the house prepared in advance? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you!