The struggle is the same every year: on the one hand you want to make your house clean and christmassy before Santa and Rudolph arrive on their sleigh, on the other, you’re receiving lots of invites for fabulous outings with friends! So how do you balance it all? We’ve put together a list of tips, tricks and affordable products to help you get through that Christmas checklist and ensure your home truly is a Winter Wonderland!
- Give a Fabulously Festive aroma to your home
We all love the cosy days in the run up to Christmas; evenings curled up by the fire, lazing around in your comfiest PJ’s, drinking hot chocolate and watching festive films! A great tip to help you truly get into the Festive spirit and to make your house smell fabulous is to put some water into a pan, bring it to the boil and add your favourite festive spices. This is a really fun and affordable way to experiment with home fragrances. Why not try cinnamon, ginger, rosemary or nutmeg? Play around with different combinations and before you know it, your home will smell better than the Christmas markets!
- Cleaning up after the Big Party
We all know that feeling – you’ve woken up the morning after the night before feeling great after a fun party! In the morning light however, you can clearly see the remnants of last night scattered all over your home and the feel good feeling fades!. Once you’ve cleared all of the party clutter, one of the hardest jobs to tackle is the floor. But do not worry! The Vileda vr302 Cleaning Robot is here to vacuum whilst you relax with that much needed coffee! It’s great for removing dirt, dust and hair from your floor and provides effective cleaning even on uneven surfaces. With 20% off all Vileda products during the Festive Period, why not treat yourself to an early Christmas present!
- Give your place a quick once-over
Now’s the time to get cracking with putting up the decorations! Before the decorations can go up though it’s essential that your home is clean and tidy in order to achieve that warm Christmas feel. Give your hard floors a once-over with the Vileda Turbo Mop and Bucket Set. Its spin mopping system helps you thoroughly clean with minimal effort, so you can spend more time doing the important things – like making your home look pretty!
- Get creative with your decorations
Trying to make your house look festive on a bit of a budget? Sometimes decorations can be costly but with a bit of imagination (and lots of net browsing) it can be just as effective to make them yourself. DIY decorations means you’re likely to have more money to spend on presents for your loved ones too!
Tree looking a little bit bare? Decorate it using green tinsel to make it appear thicker and fuller. You could also tie coloured ribbons around your tree for a modern and chic replacement to baubles! Try red, silver and gold tones to give your tree that classic, festive feel. Another idea is to cut the artwork out of old Christmas cards and hang from the tree’s branches! This looks super cute and is more eco-friendly than buying plastic decorations. Using these crafty tricks, your home will look more christmassy than Santa’s grotto!
- Keep those newspapers handy
You’ve got all your present shopping done and are proud of the rare finds you’ve bought your loved ones. But then you realise you’ve forgotten to buy the wrapping paper! Well, newspapers can look great used as wrapping paper, making your presents look original as well as interesting. Tie them up with some brown string and they’ll also look fabulously modern!
Using these Festive tips and tricks, your house will be feeling like a Winter Wonderland in no time! So you can spend more time doing the important things that really matter, like having some well deserved time to rest and catch up with loved ones.