As you might have noticed from my recent post on 100 Things To Do This Christmas I am rather eager to get into the festive spirit already.
I have loads of exciting plans for the month of December and fully intend to enjoy every single day of that month. As we were living in Thailand last year we did miss the usual festive excitement that we have back home. But 2015 is set to be a good’un.
A key aspect of enjoying Christmas, for me, is the decorations (and I’ve been sent some lovely images of the Christmas decorations at Homesense – see below for inspiration). I am such a homebody anyway, I love decorating and home decor style. So for a whole month I have the chance to run riot with all things sparkly, festive and fun. Hoorah!
However, having moved house a few months ago before my business promptly took off, the place is still a bit of state. Our living room is just a junk room with piles and piles of boxes. We don’t even own a sofa. For the most part we reside in our bedroom and office/spare room, which is generally fine with me as I’m working 7 days a week at the moment. But come Christmas-time I would like to wind it down a bit and relish in all things Christmassy.
So here is how I am planning to prepare the house.
How To Prepare The Home For Christmas Decorating
- Use clear storage boxes to pack the clutter away in the loft
- Make space on the sideboards, window sills and furniture
- Give the whole house a good dusting
- Designate a Christmas tree area in the living room
- Add a nail to the front door for the wreath
- Stock up the cocktail trolley
- Buy lots of spare multi-plugs and batteries
- Make a list of must-have Christmas decorations to buy
Every year the boyf and I have a tradition where we each buy a bauble for the tree. We are starting quite the collection already and it’s a tradition I now look forward to every year.
I was quite pleased to heard that the homewares store, Homesense is selling charity Christmas baubles for just £1 as part of their ‘Hang a bauble’ campaign for Action for Children. You can write your own message on the bauble before hanging it on the tree in the store. It’s a long-standing tradition that Homesense has with the charity and just last year alone they raised £150,000 for the charity. How rad is that?
So I’m excited to not only get my own house prepped and ready for my Christmas decoration shopping but I’m happy to know that I can make a small difference to others through my purchases.
After all, Christmas is a time for giving.
This is a collaborative post, as always words and opinions are my own.