Fall Maintenance Tips
Labor Day weekend is on our doorstep and with that comes the true end of summer. Before you know it, the holidays will be around the corner and your home may have more guests, family gatherings, and holiday parties than any other time of the year. Why not get a jumpstart this long weekend and organize your living room so that it is ready for guests when the time comes? Weston Dean Custom Homes, a premier New Braunfels custom homebuilder
, shares tips to help you organize your home this weekend.
First things first, before you do anything in your living room you will want to be sure and do a quick de-trashing of the room. Clean up anything you need to throw away, coffee cups or dishes that need to go into the kitchen, old magazines and so on.
Next, take an inventory of your current space. Do you have kids? Does your living room currently look like more of a kid play area than a living space? Regardless of if you have kids or not, take an inventory of the room and see if you might need to create some permanent storage in the room.
A good rule of thumb is if something in the room doesn’t have its own spot, either move it to another room or create storage for it. A great storage piece that also doubles as living room furniture is a storage ottoman. You can find beautiful ottomans that don’t even look like they would double as storage, but secretly do!
Whether you have one remote or multiple remotes like most living rooms do, find a decorative small basket or choose a drawer in your living room to house them. Be sure everyone in the house knows where the remote should be stored and keep that as a rule moving forward so that everyone knows where it is always, and it just isn’t laying around somewhere.
Lastly, now is a great time to rearrange your furniture. Especially if you have had the same layout in your living room, it can be good to change things up and move your existing furniture around to give it a whole new look. You can go online or look on Pinterest for new room layout ideas. A few common things to keep in mind when rearranging furniture are that large items life sofas should be placed along walls or in corners. Be sure to also be mindful of walkways, and keep a consistent one going through the room.
These simple tips will have you ahead of the game for entertaining this holiday season!
Weston Dean Homes is a San Antonio area custom home builder. For more information call (210) 408-9107.