In the festive season, many people welcome guests to their home. Even though inviting friends and family members around for Christmas drinks and a catch-up should be fun, it is often a nerve-wracking experience. You want to make a great impression, and you want people to like what they see.
You’ll find inviting friends over in the festive season is comparable to welcoming viewers to your home when you are selling the property. You know the importance of creating a great impression, and you want people to love your home. Therefore, whether you are planning on selling your home or you are welcoming guests this festive season, here are some quick cleaning tips before guests arrive.
Allow yourself time to declutter
The main decluttering work will be finished, but a lived-in home can become a messy home in no time at all. Therefore, before guests are scheduled to arrive, make sure you allocate time to move around the main areas and declutter as you go.
Collect magazines, plump up cushions, place items into storage and create proper order. You can take tidiness and order for granted when you see the same things every day, so allow yourself time to review your rooms, and to remove items if they are out of place.
Wipe down all surfaces
Sticky or messy surfaces can lead to people forming a wrong opinion of the property. Therefore, make sure you have some dusters, wipes or scrubbing equipment handy to give all your surfaces a once-over before you welcome people to your home.
Clear the entrance area and provide space for hanging and storing clothes
When it comes to offering a warm welcome to your guests, you want to make sure the entrance to your home is clean and spacious. Create as much room as possible, make sure the floor has been cleaned, and if you can, create an area where people can hang their jackets, place their shoes and place any outer-wear clothing.
This will help people feel at home, it shows you have a courteous nature, and it also helps to keep the rest of the house clean. Weather conditions in December often mean people trample in water, mud and other debris, so stopping it from going any further makes life more comfortable when you welcome guests to your home.
You should also be a courteous host in offering guests a warm drink. Winter weather conditions are often challenging, and a suitable drink will help people feel at home instantly.
“We know the importance of welcoming guests and making a strong first impression,” said Thomas Morris Huntingdon Branch Manager Alastair Smith. “Whether you are hosting a festive get-together or selling your home, a clean, warm and happy home sets the right tone, and impresses your guests.”
Selling your home is stressful, but with the right support, you can make the process easier. If you are keen to improve your sales process, we are happy to help. Book a valuation at a time that is suitable to you or; you can phone our Huntingdon branch, managed by Alastair Smith by calling us on 01480 414555.