Christmas is here again and that means it’s time to start preparing. You need to get those presents wrapped, get the lights up, choose the tree and much more. Before you know it, you’ll be tucking the little ones in bed, ready for Santa to pop down the chimney. But we all run into issues when we start preparing for Christmas. The good news is with the right steps most if not all of these problems can be avoided and we’ll show you how.
The Lights Don’t Work
Have you ever run into this trouble? You put the lights on the tree and around the home. A few minutes later you switch them on and…nothing. You flick the switch again and again, seeing the same result every time! It’s a nightmare and it is one that can be avoided. All you need to do is first, line the lights up and check them before you hang them up. This will make replacing dead bulbs far easier and check them before you put them away at the end of the festive season. That way if they do need replacing you’ll know before the mad rush next year.
Missing Decorations And Accessories
Every festive season you probably head up into your loft or down into the basement to find all the decorations. Every year, there’s probably one or two that have disappeared. Of course, they haven’t really gone missing but with so many things in storage, how on earth are you supposed to find everything. There’s always one box that disappears. The trick here is to make sure that you are dividing storage. Long-term items that only come out once a year can be stored in a storage container by a company like Henfield Storage. A lot of people are put off by the cost here but companies actually can handle the removal and storage in the same deal, slicing the price in half!
The Presents Are Gone!
Has Santa ever struggled to find a present on the list of your little one? Those elves can have issues when items go out of stock or disappear in the last few weeks before Christmas. We know how awful this can be but there is a simple solution. Make sure letters are sent to Santa in the first week of November and that way you’ll have plenty of time for him to find or make everything on the list. You can also help Santa out by ensuring they mark the presents they want most. Just in case dear old St Nick does run into issues.
The Power Cut
Finally, if you live in the middle of nowhere or your area is expecting some bad weather around Christmas it’s always best to have a backup plan. Get some candles and some board games ready just in case the power does go out on Christmas morning or Day. You also want to make sure you have some buffet food in the fridge that doesn’t need heating up. Alternatively, you can buy a backup power generator and be the only house on the street with the lights on when the electricity lines get blown over.
Use this advice and you’ll be able to dodge some of the biggest Christmas disasters.
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