Milestone birthdays and holidays bring families and friends together. Parties are held at home and, quite often, certain households play host to their entire clan to fully celebrate each occasion.
If you tend to have big plans for your family during such special occasions, one thing you should take care of right now is the condition of your house. Having more people at home will definitely have an impact on household dynamics.
Therefore, find out what kinds of preparations you need to make in ensuring that your home will be a comfortable place to stay for your extended family. To help you with this, provided below are five ways to get your home ready for your yearly family celebrations.
Find a little space in your home where you can put up a board to write down activities and all other things to do. This command station will keep your household organized without you feeling like you are doing everything yourself. Everybody can just check what’s on the board and determine where he or she can be of help.
Likewise, having a command station will ensure that every single day that you have guests with you at home is purposeful, and you are accomplishing everything that you need to for the occasion.
Free yourself from the responsibility of getting your home properly tidied up for the arrival of your family to celebrate the holidays with you. Instead, just focus on the other responsibilities you have. Look for a professional cleaning service that will ensure that your home is spotless and completely presentable in time for the festivities at home.
Consider getting deep cleaning services, especially if there will be family members who will be sleeping on the floor in the living room. Get the carpet washed and even steamed. Ditto with your furniture and floors.
Remember, a thoroughly clean house is a comfortable home.
Decluttering is different from cleaning but they definitely go hand in hand. Create more space at home to comfortably accommodate your guests by putting a lot of your personal but rarely used belongings in a storage facility.
And, do not forget to get rid of rubbish — these are cartons, receipts, old periodicals and magazines, and broken items that can no longer be repaired.
Expect your plumbing system to take a beating when you have more people at home. So, before the round-the-clock work that your plumbing may be subjected to, get a checkup and cleanup.
This will make sure that heaters and other plumbing fixtures will be working faultlessly during family gatherings because the last thing you want is for busted pipes and blocked toilets to become issues.
Although there are 24-hour emergency plumbers you can call to take care of such plumbing issues, plumbing maintenance will serve you best. This way, you can avoid stressing over having plumbing work to be done at home when you already have guests.
Do not just fill your fridge and pantry with ingredients for the feast you intend to throw. Stock up on a bunch of other food items that are easy to prepare and everybody can snack on. These include chips, popcorn, eggs, bread, cold cuts, and baked goodies.
For some reason, despite the abundance of food during special occasions, most people (children particularly) still love to snack in between bountiful spreads. Keeping everybody in a good mood is easy if your pantry and fridge are well-stocked. Also, with a well-stocked pantry, you can avoid having to go to the local grocer or supermarket every now and then.
Indeed, as fun and joyful as special celebrations and gatherings with family and friends at home can be, they can also get on your nerves and push your patience to the limit.
However, with adequate preparation, you can keep stressful concerns at bay. Hopefully, the preparation tips here will work in making your family festivities truly the quality time you want with loved ones.
Based in South Melbourne, Blue Diamond Plumbing was founded in 1985, working on new homes, repairs and commercial contracts. Over time they have grown to become some of the best plumbers Melbourne has to offer. Since 2001 the company has specialised in Emergency Plumbing and Property Maintenance, Repairs and Renovations for homes and businesses in Melbourne and inner city suburbs. Owner Rod Diamond has over 30 years of experience with emergency plumbing in Melbourne’s inner suburbs.