It’s the start of October. Christmas will be here before you know it, and kickstarting your preparations now can help you avoid the last minute panic.
Here are a few Christmas tasks that will give you a head start this year, and ensure trimming your home this Christmas runs as smoothly as possible.
Check your baubles
While everyone looks forward with excitement to putting up the Christmas tree, the same can’t be said for taking it down in the New Year. Like most people you probably had every intention to store your decorations away properly, wrapping them in kitchen roll and placing them neatly in boxes, however the reality is that taking down the decorations is a job nobody likes. This inevitably results in the job being rushed, with fairy lights and decorations quickly pulled from the tree and thrown into boxes. After all, you won’t need them for another 10-11 months, right? However, getting the job done quickly is counterproductive as you’re almost certainly guaranteed to be welcomed by a handful of broken baubles.
Sorting out your baubles now is a hugely worthwhile task as it will enable you to identify which are broken and need to be replaced, enabling you to get ahead of the game and be the first to grab this year’s must-have trends.
Untangle your fairy lights
When it comes to putting up the Christmas tree, is there anything worse than being met with a tangled mess of fairy lights that no longer work? Not only does it slow you down but it can be extremely frustrating and suck the fun out of trimming the tree.
Setting aside some time now to untangle your fairy lights and check they work will ensure that when it comes to putting up the tree you’re free to get on with the job without having to make a last minute dash to the shops.
Measure, measure, measure
If you’re considering moving your tree to a different corner or different room, now is a good time to measure your available space. Never assume that your tree will fit in that space. Christmas trees are hugely deceptive in size, and whether you buy real or artificial it’s all too tempting to go for one that’s ‘just a little bit bigger than last year’. When you measure the height space, don’t forget to take into account room for the tree topper and the tree stand and also make sure to measure the available width. We typically recommend that your tree should be approximately one and a half foot shorter than the height of your ceiling.
At ChristmasTimeUK we offer a wide selection of artificial Christmas trees in all shapes and sizes to suit all spaces. Browse our collection today.
Consider a new theme
Fed up with using the same old decorations which you’ve accumulated over the years? Perhaps this year it’s time to start again and give your home a fresh new look. Themed festive decorations will give your home a coordinated and professional appearance which will wow friends and family and impress followers on social media. At ChristmasTimeUK we have created 23 unique themes to choose from, including NEW for 2019 Vintage Pearl, Seasonal Safari, Double Denim and Steampunk! Our themed packs available as a tree, wreath, garland or teardrop provide everything you need to create your display, including baubles, picks and flowers so you don’t need to calculate how many baubles you need and which colours go together. We’ve done all the hard work for you, saving you considerable time.
Did you know? We also offer you the option to purchase our garlands, wreaths and teardrops pre-decorated by our experts and delivered ready to hang.