With the leaves and the temperatures falling, we know the holidays are just around the corner. And with all the great meals and fun visits we can look forward to, there is also a lot of preparation to keep in mind. So, to help you keep your celebrations as stress-free as possible, here are a few ways you can prepare now to get your home ready for the holidays.

Early Planning Makes All the Difference

Tip 1: Create a Schedule
Make a list of things you need to do before guests arrive. What areas of the house are you going to use? What needs to happen in those rooms? How are you going to decorate? What groceries are you going to buy? Once you have your list, look at a calendar and make a plan for when you will get those items done.

Tip 2: De-cluttering Now = Easy Cleaning Later
It’s too early now to do the final cleaning, since everyday life will cause new messes in your home. However, now is a great time to clear out some clutter that doesn’t need to be there. It can be hard to get rid of items, but once they’re gone, you’ll feel lighter and fresher. Here are two questions that can help you decide what to keep and what to get rid of:

  • Does this bring me joy?
  • Does this make my life easier?

If the answer is not a clear yes to at least one (or preferably both) of these questions, that item may need to be escorted to the exit!

Home Painting and Room Preparation

Tip 3: Refresh Your Dining Room
Whether your guests are coming for several days or just a few hours, the dining room is sure to be a center of activity. If your walls are looking outdated or worn, it’s time for some new paint colors! In many cases, room painting can be accomplished in a day, and it makes such a huge difference. Also, think about a holiday centerpiece you could add to the table, or a fresh decoration as the focal point for one wall.

Tip 4: Update Your Guest Bathroom
Once your bathroom reaches a certain age, it doesn’t matter how much you clean it – it still feels dingy. Definitely give your tub a scrub and scour that shower, but what else can you do to improve the look and feel of the guest bath? A new floor mat and a set of hand towels can go a long way to bringing a fresh feel, but a new coat of bathroom paint may be the thing you need to really make it feel new.

Tip 5: Prepare Your Guest Room
It’s too early to lay out clean sheets and fluff up the pillows, so what can you do now to get your guest room ready in advance? This is a key area to de-clutter, as we described above. You may want to invest in a new bedding set to make your guests feel warm and welcome. You could also think about some fresh paint colors to make the room look up to date and cozy. Finally, this could be a great time to empty out closets and drawers so you don’t need to do it at the last minute.

House Painting Contractors in Indiana

If your to-do list feels overwhelming, you may want to consider hiring a professional painter. While some people love home painting and can do it quickly, others find it stressful or tedious. All-IN Painting can get your project wrapped up in very little time, and with fantastic results! We can also provide you with home painting ideas, so your entertaining areas will be up to date. We can recommend paint colors that will work well in your spaces and look stylish and modern.

As a full-service house painting contractor, we offer all kinds of services for Indianapolis area homeowners:

Serving Greenwood, Brownsburg, Zionsville, Castleton and the whole Indianapolis region, All-IN is your residential painting company.

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