3 Ways to Prepare Your Home for a Special Event
Holidays, birthdays, graduations, and other special events are all reasons why you get your home ready for a party or gathering. The problem is that you need to get your home ready for the arrival of people who don’t set foot in your house for the rest of the year. That means you want to give as good of an impression as possible. In in order to do that, you need to clean, fix, and organize. Following are some tips to help you get ready for holidays or special events while making your home look its very best for the guests.
Clean Up the Clutter
If you don’t have extra space to store the stuff, contact storage-unit companies and ask if they have short-term rentals. You can keep your items in storage for a couple of months and bring it back out after the holiday or event is over. The bonus of doing this is that it’s an opportunity for you to get rid of or donate items you find you don’t want anymore.
Your goal is to make your home flow from one room to the next without obstacles in the way of your guests. The other issue you want to avoid is people talking about your messy home. Don’t think twice about it. Just give your house a good, quick clean.
Check Out Your Electrical System
You’re most likely going to use a lot of outlets and even extend those outlets with extension cords for electronics, appliances, hot plates, and more. What you don’t want is to find out the hard way that there’s a short somewhere in the wiring. If you’re noticing intermittent flickering going on in a room or hearing lights humming when the brightness is turned all the way up, you need to get the situation checked out. Remember that the work that gets done isn’t for those few days of the year you entertain. It’s for year-round safety. A short has the potential to turn into something bigger, and that includes your home burning down.
Rent Extra Furniture
In addition to table space for meals, people will need chairs so they can sit and visit with others, and they will need tables to set down dishes or glasses so they can walk around the house to chat. What you don’t need to do is to go out and buy extra furniture so plates and glasses don’t get left on the floor. Head over to your local rental company and get some extra pieces. Tables and chairs usually rent at inexpensive prices making it almost a no-brainer to go this route. There’s usually an added bonus in that the pieces fold flat for easy transport and set-up.
Use these tips for a starting point for getting your home ready for a special event. Take an objective look around your living space and find ways to organize it so people have places to sit, set down their plates, and even convenient trash options to make the party work.