It’s coming up for Christmas and you need to accommodate family and friends, but there’s not a lot of room in your home. Get organised this festive season and read our top tips on how to make more space in your home for Christmas.
When it comes to decluttering for Christmas, it can be a challenge. It is essential to make space for new toys and gifts, be sure to have a clear out early on. Encourage family members to have a declutter of items that aren’t used anymore – perhaps one or two things a week to manage your time.
It is important to clear your entertaining space before Christmas, as there will be a sudden abundance of gifts and people in your home! If you need more space, perhaps consider investing in some short-term storage for a couple of weeks, or until you have more room in your home.
When having a tidy up, you may come across items that you don’t use or want. Instead of hoarding items that are of no use to you, perhaps use online auction sites to sell your unwanted belongings. Not only does this clear your home, but it also earns you a bit of cash to spend on more presents! You can even upload photos of unwanted belongings onto social media sites to advertise and sell your items to family and friends.
Although the Christmas tree is considered the focal point of your home at Christmas, it may be worth investing in something slightly smaller. A smaller tree takes up a lot less space and maximises the size of your living area, and you take up less time decorating.
If you don’t want to downsize on the tree, you can actually buy trees that are flat on one side. These give the illusion of being a full tree but are half the size, therefore taking up a lot less space. This is a great alternative to a full-size tree, as you don’t have to compromise on appearance.
Another way to give the illusion of more space is to take some of the bottom branches off your tree. This maximises floor space and makes more room for presents to fit under the tree. This idea is only simple but can make all the difference!
If you have a lot of guests, foldable chairs are a great option. They fold away easily and can be put out of the way once dinner is over. They are also a cheap alternative to buying more furniture. If you have people staying the night, it may be worth considering purchasing a blow-up bed. Not only are these super comfortable, but they mean that you won’t have to sacrifice your bed. In addition, when they are deflated, they fit perfectly in small boxes and can be stored flat under beds or in wardrobes, so that you don’t lose a lot of valuable space.