How To Get Ready For The Holidays In One Short Weekend

Posted on: 8 November 2017

If you're like most modern homeowners, you often feel rushed when it's time to get your home ready for the holiday season. Whether you're expecting house guests, hosting seasonal festivities, or a combination of both, you want your living environment to be clean, comfortable, and to reflect well on your abilities as a host. Here's what you need to do when getting ready for holiday festivities in a hurry. 

Do a Deep Clean 

Whether you make it a family affair and get everyone involved or hire a professional cleaning company to whip your home into holiday shape, doing a deep clean on a weekend leading up to the season will put a huge dent in preparing your place for the onslaught of holiday cheer. Add a festive note to the project by treating everyone to pizza when the job is done, or, if you're opting for the professional cleaning routine, plan a fun family outing to get everyone out of the way of the cleaning crew. 

Deep cleaning should involve moving large appliances such as stoves, washing machines, dryers, refrigerators, and freezers and performing a thorough cleaning on the floors and walls behind and under them, shampooing carpets, cleaning out cabinets and cupboard and putting down new shelf paper if necessary, purging the home of unnecessary items, and doing a general de-cluttering of the entire home. 

Rent a Storage Unit

Chances are good that you've got items in your home that you need and use on a regular basis but are nonetheless taking up more space than you'd like. Examples include gardening tools, seasonal clothing, a barbecue and other outdoor cookery equipment, furniture pieces that you someday plan on finding a use for, and kitchen items that are only used on an occasional basis. Renting a storage unit provides you with the opportunity to keep these items safe and secure until the time comes for you to use them again while freeing up some much-needed space in your home. 

Have a Decorating Party

This is one holiday preparedness activity that you won't want to outsource to professionals, so gather friends and family together for the first party of the season, and make it a decorating party. Have festive fare on hand, play seasonal music, and turn them loose with your boxes of decorative items. At the end of the evening, your decorating will be done for the season.

Please don't hesitate to contact your local storage unit facility like Acorn Self Service Storage for more information on how using self-storage can help keep your home clean, organized, and ready for the demands of any season.

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