Family, friends and loved ones are likely to be with you this Christmas, sharing in the merriment and the turkey, and partaking in a sip or two of the Christmas sherry. But before the fire - or the central heating - is set to full, and tummies are too, there is much in the way of preparation that needs to be done. Entertaining guests, no matter how well you know them or how close they are to you, is a big deal. It requires thought, planning, tidying, and keeping things running smoothly.
A tidy house is incredibly important, so just before Christmas it might be a wise idea to take to cleaning not only the dust from under the bed, but also the peeling paint from the door frames and the loose hinges on the door frames. The tiniest details can be picked up on, especially if you have a very observant elderly family member coming over. It's incredibly important to be vigilant and make sure everywhere is safe within your home for the elderly, toddlers, and everyone in between.
If you are planning on hosting a Christmas celebration for your entire family, now might be the time to invest in some DIY knowledge and build a wonderful new table for everyone to chow down on their stuffing balls and parsnips before settling down to the Christmas specials. A new table can also be something you can count as a Christmas present to yourself, if you really want to, along with a few new power tools to help you set it up.
Some preparation may take more time than other, so it's always important to plan your Christmas activates well in advanced. Once you know everything you want to do, and how you want to do it, it's time to plan all the minor details to make your Christmas time a real success.
Guests are always the thing that homeowners worry about most. When guests come people think that their house needs to be beyond clean and presentable, and go into a mass panic frenzy about it. Guests are not constantly judging homeowners but that isn't how it always feels, and so everything, including all of the DIY jobs that need doing, must be done before their arrival. DIY is an ever-on going project for every home, but when guests arrive it becomes something that needs to reach an end and quickly, before they guests arrive and begin to judge all of the unfinished jobs.