Spruce Up Your Home for the Holidays
We are gearing up for the holidays here at Sloane’s Carpet Secret, and we know you are too! Getting your house ready for guests often feels like one more chore during such a hectic time of year. That’s why we are bringing you tips for saving time and money when you spruce up your home for the holidays.
Assess Your Inventory
This is an important first step in the decorating process. Come January, you probably take down your lights and decorations and pack them into boxes. After a year of them sitting in the attic, you don’t remember what you have! This year, pull out your holiday decor early and assess your decorations before you go shopping. Also, if you decorate with string lights, plug them in to make sure they work, and unwrap fragile decorations to see if anything broke.
Make a Budget
This will be very important when you walk into the store and see the extravagant displays, beautifully arranged with bright colors and amazing smells! You will be tempted to spend big, but having a rough idea of how much you can spend will keep you on target. Keep in mind that many stores send coupons in the mail and also have coupons online. Research these options in advance of shopping to give your budget a little wiggle room!
Stick to Your List
You looked through your holiday boxes and determined you need a few things. Even if you want to explore the stores and don’t know exactly what you want, make a list of the spaces you want to decorate. There are some beautiful decorations out there, but you only have so much room. Knowing how much space you have will help you pick the decorations that will really be best for your home. If need be, take measurements in areas where you will be hanging lights or garlands. This will save you from buying too many boxes of lights and then telling yourself that you will definitely take those extra boxes back soon.
Visit Consignment Shops
Consignment shops are often neglected when it comes to shopping for holiday decorations. They have a lot to offer and their prices will allow you to stretch that budget! You will also be able to find some truly unique items, which can add flair to your home.
Get Crafty & DIY
There are hundreds of ideas out there, and you can make this process as simple or as detailed as you would like. Pinterest has loads of ideas for DIY holiday decorations. As you search, pay attention to the materials required for each activity. If you find projects made from materials you already have around the house, you will save a significant amount of money. When searching for holiday crafts, keep your budget in mind—although it’s DIY, overspending at the craft store is the same as overspending at the department store!
How to Use This Information
The holidays should be a time for celebrating, but we often get overwhelmed as tasks pile up and forget to enjoy ourselves. While decorating for your family and other guests, if you find yourself needing new carpet this holiday season, Sloane’s Carpet Secret is here to help! With our great selection of discount carpeting and our installation services, we guarantee an enjoyable and stress-free experience. Call Sloane’s today at (303) 300-9555 or contact us online!
Happy decorating from all of us at Sloane’s Carpet Secret!