Christmas is coming and people get filled with that special festive season spirit even before the Pumpkins from Halloween are discarded. They can’t wait to put up the Christmas tree and hit the malls for presents. However, what they forget is the plenty of guests to visit their home over Christmas. Preparing a home for visitors is a daunting task, but not impossible one. Before you start with decorations make sure everything is clean – from carpet and rugs to ceiling and windows. Then you will be able to welcome your guests in your home with pride.
Plan and Organize Visits
Christmas season or not, you still have work to do and whatever else crosses your mind. Even the slightest disturbance in your routine can can throw you off board. Plan and organize visits ahead of time. This can save you a lot of headache latter one. Contact people you know will want to visit you around this time and arrange dates with them. Don’t forget to put these down on your Google calendar. You can even set up reminders to make sure you don’t end up with a double visit.
Keep Kids Occupied
If you still haven’t become a parent but your friends have already think about the little ones when they come visit you at Christmas. For sure your home doesn’t have much to offer to bunch of kids which could become a problem over the course of their stay. Bored children often get irritated. Be pro-active and stock up with affordable boarding games to keep younger kids entertained while their parents and you have a pleasant evening.
Clean Important Rooms
Set aside a weekend before the festive season to really get down to scrubbing entire home. If you can’t afford it hire a cleaning company. One of the best things about calling professionals is that they can do a lot more you can faster. For example, when they come to clean the important places in your home – kitchen, living room and bathroom you can book a carpet cleaning service as well.
If you worry about the price, don’t be. Most carpet cleaning businesses offer discounted rates around Christmas. Use Google to find local rug cleaning websites and compare their prices. Then make calls to each company to check their Christmas offers and NCCA credentials. Your guests and you will enjoy a really relaxing times this year.
Think About Your Pets
Lots of people forget that pets can have stressful time around Christmas. Strange people coming and going, walking around the house and talking loudly is a nightmare for most domestic animals. The best way to deal with such kind of situation is to accommodate your pet-friend into a quiet corner of your home where it will feel as comfortable as possible without bearing the turmoil. Shutting a dog outside, unless it’s used to it is a big mistake as it can feel being punished. This will only add up to the stress.
Set The Scene
After you have taken care for your pet-friend and cleaned the house thoroughly it’s time to set the Christmas scene for your guests. Make people feel relaxed and welcomed at your place by getting Christmas decorations before they arrive. You can buy scented candles and light up your home half hour before before people start arriving. Thus your guests will walk into a homely house. Make a Christmas songs playlist and play it softly to create a festive atmosphere.