Whilst Christmas day is only a few days away, the build-up has already begun, and you may find that you’re already playing hostess with guests coming and going. Having a thorough pre-Christmas clean is really beneficial, but you need to try and keep on top of a tidy home throughout the festive period to ensure your home is warm and welcoming at all times. With the following tips, you’ll be able to keep your home tidy and organised, whilst having plenty of time to get stuck in and enjoy the festivities.
Keeping Up with the Kitchen
As one of the busiest rooms in the home, you need to make sure you keep the kitchen neat and tidy as much as possible. It’s so easy to let the dishes pile up and get behind on the housework, but if you do small bursts of tidying up as you go along, you’ll find that the room looks much fresher and brighter. From hosting the big family Christmas, to catching up with a good friend over a glass of mulled wine, you should try to make sure everything is washed and put away when used, any miscellaneous items are put back in their rightful homes and that all food is put back into the cupboards to keep it fresh. Having a neat and tidy kitchen will help to motivate you when it comes to cooking each meal, as you’ll have a clear space to work with.
The Living Room Requirements
From hoovering and dusting, to repositioning the furniture and tidying away any toys or stray items, there are lots of things you can do in the living room to keep it clean and tidy. Snuggling down on an evening is always lovely, especially if you have thick, cosy cushions on the sofa, but after a few hours they’ll begin to look lifeless and dull. Simple things such as giving your cushions on the sofa a plump, refolding the throws and putting any items on the tables back into their rightful places will really help to keep the living room tidy and feeling neat and welcoming, as the last thing you want it to be surrounded by clutter, resulting in your not being able to wind down and relax properly.
Avoid a Busy Bedroom
One of the hardest things to keep on top of throughout the Christmas period is toys. Whether they’re toys that have been brought down to show granny and grandad, or It’s the huge bag filled with toys the little ones received on Christmas day, there are always going to be toys scattered all over the house. In the bedroom, you want your child to be able to switch off and go to sleep at the end of the day, so it’s important to keep their toys neat, tidy and out of reach whilst they try to get some sleep. Introducing a beautiful oak blanket box or chest would be the perfect solution to help you keep the toys neat and tidy, whilst still being easily accessible when needed.
You then have your guest bedrooms to think about, as you want to ensure your guests feel warm and welcome within your home. Make sure you check in with them regularly to see if they need additional items such as towels, toothpaste, blankets, phone chargers and even sometimes some socks or something to keep them warm, as you don’t want them to be short on something and feel they can’t ask. Whilst it’s not a great idea to go into their room whilst they’re out, you can still leave items outside their bedroom door and offer to run the hoover around the room for them when they’re in. This will help to keep their rooms fresh and welcoming, ensuring they have a pleasant stay with you.
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