Contributed Post November 29, 2017
Making Your Home Presentable for the Holiday Season

With the holiday season fast approaching, time is running out to make your home look presentable. Most of us tend to receive more visitors through December than any other time of year. It’s a month we use to catch up with friends and family and spend quality time with our loved ones. However, before you start decorating, you want to make sure that everywhere is pristine. Cleaning your house top to bottom before the 1st December gives you a wonderful blank canvas to work with. Here are a few areas to focus on, including a couple of neglected areas that so many of us forget to spruce up regularly.

De-clutter

By this point in the year, many of us will have gathered a whole lot of needless junk that seemingly has little more use than taking up space. Start your home cleaning process by having a major clear out. Take a look at each item you own. Recollect the last time you used it. When you can see yourself using it again. Unless it has sentimental value, if you don’t put it to use, it really should go. There’s probably someone out there who’d love it, whatever it may be. So consider donating items to charity. Alternatively, you could sell them for a little extra cash around the festive period. If you come across things that are broken or no longer useable, try to recycle them where possible. This is much more environmentally friendly.

Making Your Home Presentable for the Holiday Season

Get Scrubbing

Sure, you may give surfaces a wipe down regularly, sweep the floor, and run the mop around. You might hoover once a week and dust at the same time. But dirt can get really ground in, so now’s a good time to do a real deep clean. There are various ways to do this. Take one room at a time and get really stuck in. Use professional cleaning chemicals for the best results. Just be sure to read the instructions. You don’t want to accidentally bleach any carpets or damage other surfaces in the process of cleaning, after all. Alongside the usual steps you take, scrub skirting boards, wipe down doors and door frames, dust the corners of rooms, and the insides of blinds and light fittings.

Take a Fresh Perspective of Your Space

Once you feel that everything’s done,take a fresh perspective of your space. Kneel, stand on a chair, or do whatever else it may take to view each room from a different angle. You may catch a glimpse of areas that you’ve missed, which you can then tackle. Before long, your house will be pristine by anyone’s standards.

Once you’ve completed all of these steps, you’ll be ready and set to start putting up your decorations. You will have more clear space for your tree, and your fairy lights won’t be caught up in webs of dust. Your house will be something to be truly proud of. No more worrying about surprise visitors, or people feeling uncomfortable while spending time in your abode.

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