The holidays are finally here, and after a year like this one, we are all excited to welcome the enchantment of this magical season!
As you begin to prep your turkey dinner, plan for Black Friday, and get ready for all the fun this time brings, we know you may feel overwhelmed with your list of to-dos.
While we all want to sit back, relax, and sip hot chocolate, we still have tons to do, including prepping your house for holiday guests.
Whether you are practicing social distancing with family and friends or enjoying the holidays with your few select loved ones, you can take away the stress of preparing your home with BSR Realty Group’s tips for getting your home ready for the holidays:
1. Start Now
Don’t wait for the day before to begin your laundry list of chores. If you start now, you’ll be able to space out your tasks and tackle them in bite-sized pieces. Declutter the kitchen cabinets today, wash the sheets tomorrow, vacuum the house the day after; if you start now, you can make sure all your tasks get checked off your list in a timely and manageable manner.
2. Prep the Kitchen
Clean out your fridge, organize your appliances, and plan your meal timeline in advance to avoid chaos in the kitchen. Your kitchen is going to be a place where you and your family will spend the most time cooking, cleaning, laughing, and engaging in the holiday fun. Spruce up your area with everything you need to make those holiday meals and clean out your fridge to prep for the influx of leftovers.
3. Get the Essentials
If you are having guests over, stock up on shampoo, conditioner, towels, sheets, and anything else your guests may need while visiting your home. Even if your guests bring their own essentials, it’s still a nice touch to have products and comfortable items to make them feel at home during this season.
4. Decorate & Get Festive
Bring on the decorations, holiday lights, and seasonal music. There is nothing that sets the tone, like scents, ambiance, and sound. Make your home comfy cozy with candles, fluffy throw blankets, and festive decorations. Your guests will love the added touch, and the winter wonderland will genuinely make everyone get into the holiday season.
5. Seek Out Help
If you are still finding yourself stressing, delegate some tasks to your family or friends. There’s no reason why you can’t pass a dish off to someone else to make or have your children clean their own rooms. This holiday season is about you too, so don’t take on the burden of having to accomplish everything. Your family and friends will be happy to take some tasks off your plate and contribute to the holidays’ overall appeal.
While this holiday season might look different than the last, we can still comfort ourselves in knowing that the holidays are always an excellent time to be grateful and spend time with the ones you love. By getting your home ready for the holidays, even if you aren’t doing much this year, we can still honor the season’s magic and enjoy the beauty that this time brings.
Wishing you a Happy Holidays from BSR Realty Group!