5 Flaws To Fix Around The Home Before Christmas

As the festive season edges closer and closer your stress levels begin to rise ever so slightly. There always seems to be so much to do and so little time. So, where do you begin? First of all, try not to get overwhelmed with all of the items on your so-called to-do list. Most of the time, you can do a quick spruce up around the house and that will be good enough.

However, if you’re looking for a slightly more detailed approach to fixing up the flaws around your house, this is the place to look. Whether you’re hoping to declutter your home or undergo important repairs before you have guests stay over, there are a number of different areas of your home to focus on.

The following five flaws may be important to explore first and foremost. Once you have fixed up all of these areas your home will be warm, clean, welcoming and ready to enjoy the seasonal celebrations!

Leaks and Draughts

As the weather gets colder, the last thing you need are pesky leaks and draughts in and around your home. Now would be the perfect opportunity to look into high quality draught excluders. These help keep certain rooms in your home toasty and warm throughout the winter months.

You may also want to explore insulation if you’re struggling to keep the house at a consistent temperature. Leaks in your home or even in your garden may also become a problem at this time of year, especially if extreme weathers are forecast. You may want to look into deck repair services. Especially if you are experiencing deck leaks due to lack of waterproofing and poor drainage in your outdoor area. The causes of the leak will need to be assessed first and then a professional company can help you rectify the damage so the same thing doesn’t occur again in the future.

Clear Out and Donate

You’re about to receive gifts and have friends and family over for the holidays, so it’s time to donate your old goods and have a good clear out. There is something so enjoyable about having a decluttering session in your home, especially during this time of year!

Clean Those Forgotten Spots

There are so many areas in your home that have probably been slightly forgotten about and neglected over the past year. Now is the right time to make sure they’re taken care of.

Cleaning up those forgotten areas, corners and behind furniture will make sure your house is sparkling clean and ready for the holidays!

Brighten Up Your Paintwork

A touch up of paint here and there around your home is a quick and simple job to undertake. You don’t need to invest in new and expensive paint. Just touch up the areas that you already have the right colors for!

Whether you’re adding a touch up of white gloss to your baseboards or you’re giving your front door and fresh coat of your favorite shade, a little goes a long way when it comes to painting!

Re-Organize Your Kitchen

Keeping your kitchen in order throughout the year is difficult enough, but when the holidays are approaching it’s even more important to stay on top of kitchen organization. Your kitchen is the center of your household. There’s going to be so much going on during the busiest time of the year. Now would be the ideal opportunity to sort through all of your kitchen cupboards. Get rid of anything you no longer need. Making space in your cupboards and on your top surfaces will mean you have more space over the festive period.

Although you may feel as though you have a lot of items on your checklist right now, you will be able to get through all of these things in no time. Whether you’re cleaning up those hidden spots around your home, or touching up the exterior paintwork of your home, you can get these jobs completed in a flash.

Remember, you don’t have to tackle all of this by yourself. There will always be someone around who can help you. Whether you’re getting a volunteer from inside the family to help you clean up your messy kitchen or you’re hiring a professional to fix those pesky outdoor leaks, there will always be a helping hand nearby.

Focus on the areas that are most important to your home right now and your home will be fixed and flawless by the time Christmas arrives!

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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an the author of "Getting Laid" and "Getting Baked". A sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky, when she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s making tea and writing about country living and artisan culture.
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