It’s that time of the year again, the one we all tend to love the most! The spirit of cheer and joy are filling the air knowing that Christmas is just around the corner!
Friends and family will soon be knocking at your door excited and ready for holiday cheer and the unwrapping of gifts, but is your home in good spirits too? Is it presentable?
Luckily, we have some affordable ideas that will help get your home organized, refreshed and in good spirits for the season too!
What is the first thing you notice before the delicious smells from the kitchen capture your nose’s attention? The entry way of course!
Your guests will begin to look for a place to lay down their purses, sweaters/jackets (depending on the temperature in your location) and personal belongings, so it’s in your best interest to invest in some hooks. Hooks will allow your guests to quickly hang up their belongings instead of heaping them into a pile somewhere.
If you can’t put hooks on your walls then placing a basket near the entrance is a fantastic idea. This ensures that any keys or smaller personal items aren’t lost and it will save you time from looking for them after the gathering. Also, if you have a coat closet, make sure to clear it out for your guests.
The next place your guest will probably enter is the living room. This is the ideal area for your family and guests to socialize while dinner is cooking.
The first step in preparing your living room into a cozy area for your guests is to de-clutter. Remove any toys, papers, exercise equipment and anything on the floor from the area. Make sure the coffee table is cleared off and replace the clutter with some coasters or conversation cards.
Conversation cards are a great way to break the ice if your guests are just meeting for the first time. Conversation cards are simply just cards with topics of interest on them to help inspire conversations. You can buy them or even make your own.
Also, add some festive touches. You can fill a glass bowl with holiday decorations (Christmas balls, bells or gingerbread men) to give a holiday feel to the room.
At some point your guests will need to use the bathroom. Your bathroom counters should be free and clear of any personal items. A clean, uncluttered counter top will give your bathroom a more organized look.
Nice scented liquid soap and hand cream are ideal to have in your bathroom. Add some candles or a dried flower arrangement on the counter for a classic holiday look. You should also have a few new hand towels for your guests. Bright or bold colors will brighten up your bathroom. Place the hand towels on the sink for a more elegant look plus they will be more convenient for your guests to use.
These are just a few tips that will make your home cozier and fill your home with the spirit of the season. Getting a thorough cleaning before decorating your house is a must. Some tasks like mopping floors, cleaning toilets and scrubbing showers can be difficult and hard on your back and shoulders so you may want to think about hiring someone to do these chores for you.
Jumpp To It is standing by with residential cleaning services to help clean your home and make it comfortable or if you need pressure washing to clean outside. Contact Jumpp To It today and visit our website. Happy Holidays!