Christmas is just around the corner! With all the presents waiting under the tree, the excitement must be palatable in your home. Is your home prepared for all the extra food and company? Here are a few last minute preparation tips for your Christmas celebration.
TRANSFORM YOUR FURNITURE
Giving tired outdoor furniture a hose down, tying festive ribbon to the backs of chairs or adding Christmas themed ornaments to your book case are simple ways to add an extra touch of holiday cheer to your home.
CREATE A WELCOMING GUEST ROOM
Make your guests feel at home by stripping any clutter from your spare room. Light a candle before they arrive or wrap up some miniature toiletries and leave on the bed as a welcoming gift.
SET ASIDE A FEW GENERIC GIFTS FOR UNEXPECTED GUESTS
A bottle of wine, a box of chocolates or a beautiful scented candle – these are the perfect gifts to make unexpected visitors feel appreciated on Christmas Day.
SET THE TABLE THE NIGHT BEFORE
This may seem unnecessary, but taking the time to set the table before your visitors arrive will help relieve some of the pressure Christmas day brings and will ensure your table looks exactly how you envisaged.
WRITE A FOOD PREPARATION SCHEDULE
Do a grocery audit well ahead of time to ensure you aren’t missing any essential items. Write a list of the dishes you are going to prepare – including how long they take to cook. This will help you figure out which order to cook your dishes in and will make preparing your Christmas lunch easier.
TAKE YOUR PETS FOR A BIG WALK ON DECEMBER 24T
Due to the busyness of Christmas Day, chances are, you won’t be able to spend much time with your pets. Take them for a big walk the day before to ensure you don’t have a hyperactive pet running around your home on Christmas Day.
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