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Tis the Season: Home Improvements to Help with the Holidays

by Tom Grant on Nov 11, 2013

For many people the hustle and bustle of the holidays leaves little time to truly sit back and enjoy them.  Yet by preparing now and transforming your home before the holidays are upon you, your home can be the ideal place to spend the holiday season.  Moreover, if you get your holiday house into shape now, you'll have more time to enjoy your company and have plenty of carefree fun this holiday season.

De-Clutter Your Space

Before you do any holiday cleaning or rearranging, take time to get rid of everything that impedes an airy and open space for enjoying the holidays.  You may have to haul in your tree and other decorations which will only add to the chaos of your home if filled with unused items. Donate any items you no longer use or store them out of site if you don't need them during the holidays.  You'll find that your mood will improve as your space is freed of clutter.

Clean Room by Room

Once you get rid of unneeded items you can begin to thoroughly clean your space.  Within each room you are likely to find still more unneeded items like pans you use only once a year or even shampoo products you didn't really like but kept anyway.  Make this season the year you wipe clean every nook and cranny so you can better enjoy the holidays with family and friends.  Play holiday music or involve your family to help; you'll find that the cleaning can be enjoyable when it produces such effective results.

Rearrange or Redesign

Many households necessarily revamp their space with the approach of the holiday season.  With your home clean and clutter-free, this might be a great time to invite Case Design/Remodeling to your home to discuss the removal of a non-structural wall or the pantry expansion you've been dreaming of.  You might consider changing up the furniture or turning an unused room into a dream office space.  Tackling a design project can add greatly to your holiday home and may be a project you benefit from going into the future. 

Include Some New Storage Options

Once you transform your space it will become important to you to keep it looking great.  Include some new storage into your design scheme.  Ensuring that everything can be stored with convenience will help you maintain your clean home during the holidays and beyond.  You'll be so proud of your home you'll be when company arrives.  Moreover, you'll always be able to find the items you need when they are stored accordingly.

Enjoy a rich holiday season this year with a clean and well-organized household.  Everyone will enjoy spending time at your house because it will exude a bright and merry décor and you, the host or hostess, will be just as merry and welcoming knowing that you can also delight in their company without worrying about your clutter or unkempt rooms.  See how wonderful the holidays are when you prepare your home well before they arrive!


Alan Rosinski is a home management guru. He loves sharing his insights and ideas to help people maintain an organized and welcoming home.



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