Usually around this time of year there would be a mad rush from everyday workers to get their Christmas shopping done. This year, not so much. This is because everybody is at home, either on furlough or working in their home office. There is good news however, as it means you can ensure you are fully prepared for Christmas. Whether you’ve got new additions to the family or are trying to give yourself a dream home, this year you have no excuses. Overall, there are a few things you can do! From new sofas in your living room, to new vinyl flooring in the entrance hallway, to treating yourself to a new gym. Read on to see the best ways to ensure your dream home is ready in time for Christmas.
Find yourself a new sofa
Everybody knows that after a few drinks have been consumed on Christmas, at least one member of your family will be falling asleep on the sofa. It just happens doesn’t it? It could be too much alcohol; it could be the working dad getting up too early to put on the Christmas Turkey. He then falls asleep, feeling shattered from an exhausting day.
Importantly, whoever it is that falls asleep, you want them to be comfortable. What is more comfortable than a tattered and well-worn sofa? A brand-new sofa! Around Black Friday and Christmas there are so many good deals on three-seater sofas, sofas that double up as beds, and comfortable sofas which fit your décor.
A new sofa can make such a difference to a room as well! If you have a neutral colour flooring such as grey, then you can choose a sofa to fit any room. Browse online and have a look around. Impress your in-laws this Christmas and wake up feeling happy about your home!
Get more for your floor
In a similar way to how a new sofa needs to be comfortable to lie on, you will want to get yourselves some affordable flooring which provides a pleasing look on the eye, but will also withstand the increasing volume of traffic. With Christmas comes more visitors. You’ll want a floor which is not only suitable for your sofas but also adds a spark.
For a durable and stylish floor, vinyl flooring is highly recommended. This is because when it gets messy at Christmas and there is the occasional spillage, it can be wiped clean quite easily. The moisture can sit there for a small amount of time and all that is required is a sponge or towel to simply wipe it up.
Vinyl flooring works because it caters for all occasions. It is often preferred to laminate floors due to its affordability, but vinyl flooring also does not stain like carpet would. When moving heavy furniture, you do have to be careful but if you are getting your home ready for Christmas, a new, affordable floor like vinyl flooring is definitely the place to look. A bonus is that is soft underfoot without underlay, saving both time and money. With kids potentially running around, this is also important to remember.
Begin a healthy lifestyle with a home gym
There are a few things which are important when getting in the right mindset for Christmas. You want to be fit and healthy with a healthy lifestyle. A home gym is recommended, especially in lockdown. The last thing you want to be doing is going to the gym.
With Black Friday just around the corner and Christmas bargains a plenty, you should consider investing a treadmill or stand-alone bicycle. When winter and the Christmas festivities come around, people tend to develop a winter coat. This can lead to you feeling a bit down and is likely to happen if you are stuck at working home. Doing 15 minutes of activity a day can keep you feeling happy and healthy.
The temptation if the weather is cold or it is raining is to not do any exercise. However, if you have a home gym then the weather is not an excuse! Make sure you enjoy Christmas by keeping a healthy mind and healthy lifestyle. Remember, its not all about exercise, it is also about the kitchen.
There is a common problem when people are working from home for people to become addicted to caffeine. Why? Boredom and a lack of motivation. You don’t want to be feeling anxiety, bloated or upset on Christmas. If you do, it could be due to a caffeine intolerance. Try not to use caffeine as a fake energy boost, the exercise itself will give you that much needed boost.
That’s all folks! Make sure you are in a position to enjoy your Christmas. Keep yourself occupied around the house and prepare to astonish your visitors. Everybody loves a compliment, why not make it about your home?