Sprucing up the House for the Holidays

Sprucing up the House for the Holidays

Julia Cho
Nov 18, 2009

The home takes center stage during the holidays, and we've been doing a little freshening up here and there to get things ready before the actual decorating happens. Below find our ideas as well as a few from Parenting.com...

Ideas from Parenting.com:

• Sometimes it's those little things like a stain on a couch or elsewhere that unconsciously get on our nerves. Cover it up with a great throw pillow or blanket if you can't get it out after one final attempt.

• Tackle clutter with some new baskets or storage bins.

• Freshen up the bathroom with a special soap, guest towels, and maybe a new shower curtain.

A couple of things we did:

• Bought a new drain for our kitchen sink- the current one wasn't working great and what a difference this simple change has made in our daily dishwashing!

• Framed a few newer family photos.

• Bought a few new storage bins for miscellaneous toys, etc.

• Changed our sheer curtains to heavier ones.

The sprucing up you do doesn't have to be costly or large-scale. Just think "family", "homey", and "warm" and leave yourself with a clean canvas ready for the holiday decor.

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