10 Easy Tips to Decorate Your Home For Christmas From a Hawaii Home Builder

Christmas is here and things can get pretty hectic. It’s important to remember to add some festive decorations to your home to add some holiday spirit to your home. This can get rather tedious when you have to juggle all of the holiday responsibilities and so our Hawaii Builders want to help make the holidays a little less stressful with 10 easy tips to add some cheer to your home during the holidays.

  1. Decorate everything with bows. Tie bows to chair backs, wreaths, stair railings, doorknobs, and candlesticks. You don’t have to use red and green, pick what fits in with your interior colors. To save money you can even untie the ribbons and save them for next year.
  2. Take out the holiday tableware for every meal. Pack away none holiday plates and cups make your house look more festive. You can get china dishes cheap if you want to ease into it; you can even buy just one or two sets a year if you need to and build up a collection.
  3. Use candles for both lighting and decoration. Add some natural elements to your decorations like berries, evergreen branches, and pinecones. Another other cool idea is artificial snow on a table top or platter with the candle. Or Take a clear glass, fill it with water, add festive food coloring and float a candle in it.
  4. Whenever you are home play some Christmas music, it’s a great way to add some joy and happiness to the house. It will get everyone into the holiday spirit as well as put a smile on your face.
  5.  Bake! Make some Christmas cookies and set them out. Put them on a decorative plate and set them out for family and guests. You can even make a wreath with Christmas candies tied to it with a pair of scissors near by so you can cut off the candy.
  6. You can use your leftover greens from your Christmas tree to make arrangements in simple bowls. These are handy for any room in the house and are easy to make. You can add pine cones in for an earthy feel.
  7. Take a family picture. Plan a trip or small occasion where everyone is together. Take a picture, stick it in a frame and set it somewhere. Not only does this add a holiday feel but it adds a feeling of togetherness and makes a memory.
  8. Set up Santa’s snack! Have a little space where you can set this up? Cookies, milk, a candle, and a note with your Christmas wishes.
  9. Hang stockings! Even if you don’t have a fireplace, find a spot to hang them. They are a great decoration that adds lots of color and feeling to home.
  10. Use your Christmas cards as decoration. We all get tons of them and it doesn’t hurt to use the ones from years past. They add a wonderful holiday cheer to any room and don’t be afraid to get creative with them.

These are some easy things to do around the house to add that holiday spirit. While there are many things you can do, hopefully these 10 tips at least gave you some ideas. So from our Hawaii Builders, Mele Kalikimaka me ka Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! Visit us at our Home Page!

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Some housekeeping tips from your Hawaii Home Builder

Whether you are a new home owner or a veteran, housekeeping can be overwhelming. It’s really not as bad as it looks and these easy to follow tips will help ease your stress. Children can add to the mess and make it all seem like much more work, but in truth finding ways for them to help you can make everything easier. Simply doing a little every day can be your salvation, take it from our Hawaii Builders.

  1. Stay on top of that mess, with a little cleaning each day you can prevent the need for a marathon every week. If clean a little each day and simply keep everything tidy your house will always look nice and clean. You won’t need to rush when you have company over and it will keep you motivated. You won’t feel like you always picking things up or constantly cleaning.
  2. Keep the clutter down. Without stuff lying around everywhere cleaning is easy. Donating old toys and cloths is a great way to keep things you don’t need out of the house. It’s a great way to help others while reducing the stress leveling attached to cleaning.
  3. Got kids around? Get them to help you out. As long as the chores are age appropriate you should have some happy little helpers making your work load easier. It’s a good way to get the family involved and reduce the workload.
  4. When you have a large amount of cleaning to do instead of getting overwhelmed, just take it one thing at a time. Really busy for a few days and have lots to do before friends come over? If you think about how you have to clean the whole house that can get upsetting, but if you divide it up to just cleaning the bathroom or the bedroom it gets much easier. It’s a mental game with your self but it works.
  5. Make a schedule for the week. You don’t need to clean a bathroom every day but a few times a week is not a bad idea. So plan out your week, make sure everything gets hit but spread it out. In conjunction with tip #1 this can strongly reduce your workload throughout the week.
  6. Instead of putting dishes in the sick after meals, simply load them strait into the dish washer. It will keep clutter off of the counter and out of the sink. Run the dish washer at night if it’s full but don’t wait too long.
  7. Listen to music while you clean. There are many proven benefits of music related to stress relief. It can give you energy, calm you down, or even make you happy. It even makes the end result that much more enjoyable.

With these 7 tips housekeeping can be made easier. Owning a home is work, there is no way around that, but it can be made easier. Keep on top of the cleaning, spread it out over the week, and try as you can to split up the workload and everything will work out great. It is not difficult on anyone to spend a few minutes a day cleaning. So from your caring Hawaii Home Builder happy cleaning! Visit us at our Home Page.

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