We’re finally in November, which means a few things. 2022 is coming to an end and the holiday season is fast approaching. Seeing as many of us like to start decorating our houses around the start of December, we have roughly one month to get our homes in good shape and ready for festive spirit and joy. This is going to take some hard work and effort, but once your home is in pristine shape, ready for you to decorate, invite friends and family over and kick back and relax in, you’ll thank yourself. Here are a few steps that can guide you on this journey.

The Basics

Take some time to head around your house and take care of the basics. You should make sure that any outstanding repair jobs are put to rights, whether that means a little DIY or calling in a professional for things like electrical or plumbing work. It means calling in Exodia Pest Control if you find you have animals in your home. Wherever possible, try to use humane removal methods. Declutter and carry out the routine household chores, such as vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, dusting, wiping down work surfaces and more.


This is the coldest time of year and we’re also living through a cost of living crisis, so chances are, you don’t want to have your heating on around the clock. This is why insulation is so important. Insulation can help to keep the heat inside your home, keeping the space warm for as long as possible. There are countless types of insulation out there but some of the key ones you should consider are double glazing, loft insulation and wall insulation. Glass is a great conductor of heat, which means the most heat in your home will escape from your windows if they are not double glazed. Heat also rises, meaning a lot will escape from an uninsulated roof. Insulation in the walls can help keep the rooms that you’re spending time in and actively heating the warmest.

Painting and Decorating

Now is a good time to add a fresh coat of paint to your walls. You want your home to look its best once the tree is up and other decorations are around and freshly painted walls serve as a perfect canvas. You can go DIY with this, investing in rollers and trays. Just make sure that you cover your furniture and floors to prevent mess. You should also take your time and do sufficient coats. An alternative is to call in a professional painter or decorator. They will be able to complete the job to a higher standard and as quickly as possible. Make sure to patch test the tone you’re choosing on a wall in the room you’re planning on decorating. This will help you to see what color the paint will look like once it’s dried.

These steps take some time and investment, but they’ll leave your home looking perfect, ready just in time for the holiday season!

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