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How to freshen up your home for the festive season

The festive season is upon us! As Indians we are proud of the love and effort that goes into preparing for this time of the year. Cooking savoury treats for guests, getting all decked up in festive clothes, decorating our homes to reflect the mood and of course the smile on every face. We all wish for everything to be perfect during the festivities. To ensure that everything goes well, today we bring to you some useful tips to freshen up your home, give your guests a warm welcome and create an unforgettable experience for all your friends and family.

Clean up your home

The first step to decorating your home is to get it organised. To prepare for the festive season you should spend an entire day going through each room, arranging and cleaning it as you go along. This allows you to take stock of every room individually and note down the things that require your attention. Start with the kitchen - clean out your oven, refrigerator, cabinets, sink and even wipe down the kitchen countertop with soapy water and a cloth. Your living room needs to be spotless, so don’t hesitate to contact professional dry-cleaning and carpet cleaning services like Spin N Press to take care of your carpets and sofa covers. As you remove your carpets do not be afraid to move the furniture around to make your living room look more spacious. Take care of the bedding and pillow covers in the bedrooms and even get the bath linen washed. Apart from these efforts impressing your guests this also puts you on top of your chores and helps make space for any gifts that you might receive.

Prepare for overnight guests

Overnight guests should feel welcome at your home. If you have a guest room make sure that it is well stocked with towels, soaps and fresh sheets. To get the job done quickly and easily you can use laundry pick-up and delivery services such as Spin N Press to clean your sheets and towels. Be sure to place a jug of cold water by their bedside table every night to show that you care about your guests comfort and well-being.

Decorations

Organising your home gives you clarity on the amount of space you have and how you can use it. Get creative with your decorations by making use of the internet and sites like Pinterest to get new and exciting ideas. Put a fresh coat of paint on the walls and make DIY craft projects to adorn them, don’t be afraid to employ professional help for these decorations. The festive season only comes around once a year, so why not enjoy it?

For many people the biggest task is not decorating for the festivities, it is cleaning up afterward. To speed up the cleaning process make a list of all the decorations while you are putting them up so that you simply have to consult your list while taking them down. Streamline your cleaning duties to finish them quickly and get back to life without facing any post-festive blues.

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