With the holidays upon us, it’s important to ensure your home is ready to receive visitors. Between buying gifts, preparing food, making up guest lists and putting up the Christmas tree, the month of December can certainly be an overwhelming one. But you can take it all in stride when you’re prepared. From decorations to comfortable temperatures, make your home festive and welcoming this holiday season.
Before the madness of the holiday parties and celebrations begin, take a look around your home and see what needs updating or fixing. Make sure your heating system is working properly, as you don’t want the thermostat on the fritz when you’re expecting a house full of people. Nothing says “fail” like a party that can’t happen because it’s an ice box in your house.
Take a close look at the furniture for signs of wear and tear. You may not have the funds to go out and buy another set of couches and armchairs but you can repair what you already have with a few simple tools. Pick up furniture scratch repair kits, wood glue, touch up pens and leather creams to transform your old furniture into a like-new showpiece.
Check out your hardwood floors and see if they need a touch-up too. Flooring can easily get scratched, dinged and dented over time, especially if you have kids or pets. Preserve those beautiful floors with lacquers, linseed and hard wax oils, varnish and a polishing cloth to keep your hardwood floors gleaming
Observe your walls. Do they have scratches, marks and stains? One easy and affordable way to spruce up any space is to throw a fresh coat of paint on the walls. Even if you don’t have time for a whole coat, you can certainly do touch-ups where needed. All you need are brushes, rollers, paint and rags to get going on your DIY painting project. You can change up the color palette and really let your home’s beauty and personality shine through.
As you can see, it doesn’t take much to get your home holiday-ready this season. In a few simple steps, you can wow your guests at any party you throw.