Over the past year and a half or so, many of us have spent a lot of time away from our friends and family. This has been a result of the coronavirus and Covid-19 pandemic, which spread rapidly around the world and that encouraged governments to put stay at home orders in place. While this was important to slow and minimize the spread of the virus, it has resulted in many of us feeling pretty isolated. Social activities have been limited for the vast majority and boredom has run rife. Of course, now that vaccines are being rolled out, cases and hospitalizations are thankfully dropping, and restrictions are being lifted, many of us are looking forward to catching up with our nearest and dearest and doing the things we used to enjoy doing! If you’re itching to host a dinner, party or night in with your friends or family, however, you may find that you need to prepare your home in advance. Here are some suggestions that will help you to get your home in good shape for company!
Carry Out Any Repairs
Most homes have some sort of repair work that needs to be carried out .The vast majority of us are guilty of ignoring small scale problems and sweeping them under the carpet – either because we’d rather spend our money on something else or because we don’t want to dedicate the time to calling a repair person out. But this is a mistake. Not only do you need to get this work done before having guests over – a drafty hole in the roof, a leak or a dripping tap could make their stay uncomfortable or restless – but you need to do it for your wallet. Repairs rarely resolve themselves and will simply worsen, getting more costly to fix over time. Whether you need roofing specialists, a plumber, an electrician or anyone else, call them out. Find their pages, read their reviews, get a quote and have the repair work done sooner rather than later.
Do a Deep Clean
Of course, a deep clean is something that we should all do every once in a while. If you’re having guests over, now is a good time to fit one into your schedule. Sure, we all carry out routine tasks such as loading the dishwasher, wiping the sides down and vacuuming, but this only really clears up surface dirt. Other areas build dirt over time. So, get the less routine tasks out of the way to leave your home gleaming!
Set Up a Guest Room
Got a spare room? Turn it into a guest room for people to stay in overnight. This doesn’t have to cost a fortune. If you already have a bed in there – great! If not, you can find cheap frames and mattresses designed for occasional use. Get some comfortable bedding and ensure there’s some sort of lamp. This will make a comfortable environment for anyone who needs or wants to stay overnight.
These are just a few preliminary steps you might want to take when it comes to getting your home ready for people to visit!