The holiday season is fast approaching, and it’s likely feeling a bit overwhelming. We’ve put together some ‘home hacks’ to simplify the process and to help you feel like your home is ready for the change of season and the potential stress that comes with preparing for the holidays. Check them out below.
The changing season typically demands a lot of time in the kitchen, which means a lot of cooking and a lot of cleaning. This can mean a mess of cleaning supplies everywhere. Save yourself some space and hang some small desk organizers or pen/pencil bins above the sink and around the kitchen. Now you’ve got places to stash your cleaning supplies and a bigger space to work with.
Expect to have family over during the the end of the year? If you’ve got people staying over but don’t have a ton of cabinet space, think outside the cabinet. Try using baskets or fancy-looking totes to hold bigger items like towels, bathroom cleaning products, product backups, etc. It looks decorative and it will stay out of your way during any last-minute bathroom cleaning extravaganzas.
It might fall into the category of, “Outta sight, outta mind,” but that’s not a bad thing. When you have a ton of people over during the changing season, you tend to pay more attention to the appearance of other rooms before your own. So when things get messy, don’t be afraid to store things under the bed to free up some space. Make this a hiding spot for shoes, boxes, off-season clothing, and anything that will give you more space in the closet.
The living room is the primary hangout spot for family and friends during seasonal get-togethers, so you’re going to get quite a bit of traffic in this area. Keep things where they need to be by hollowing out an old book and use it to stash electronics or knickknacks like routers, TV guides, coasters, remotes, etc.Spend less time tidying up and more time in the presence of your loved ones.
Hanging seasonal decorations is pretty labor intensive and can get a little haphazard when using a hammer and nails, not to mention that your strata bylaws likely don’t allow it. Enter: plastic hooks. Pick up these reusable tools for hanging wreaths, holiday lights, garland, and other decor. Most of these come with an adhesive backing, so you can even adjust if you place something that isn’t quite perfect.
If you’re looking for other ‘home hacks’ or advice on how to stage your home to sell, in the current market, or in the future, get in touch with The Condo Group for more information at 250-382-6636.
Until next week.
— Amy Francoeur