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Check Nooks and Crannies Before Decorating

It’s Definitely Time For Decorating

The Halloween costumes are hung in the closet and the candy is either gone or going stale.  It seems that every year TV and retail are rushing the Christmas season.  When I was growing up, Christmas decorating NEVER began until well after Thanksgiving.  The kids were trick or treating two days ago and people are erecting their Christmas trees already.

In order to begin decorating, you will need to stow away some of the household décor items that normally adorn your mantle and tabletops.  Take a few moments to do a really thorough job of cleaning these items.  For glass, porcelain etc. you might even want to run them through the dishwasher.  This way they will be totally clean and ready to redistribute after the first of the year.

Leave a Clean Palette For Decorating

Once things are moved, you will notice that there is probably dust and other debris that has accumulated in the corners, the high tops of furniture such as tall armoires, grandfather clocks and the like.  Use a short ladder (carefully) to thoroughly dust these hard to reach areas.   You may also be moving heavy furniture to make room for the tree before decorating it.  You will undoubtedly find Lego pieces, Cheerios and dust bunnies lurking waaay underneath where your vacuum does not reach.  Use this opportunity to make your home completely clean.Chesapeake Va, Chesapeake Virginia, Norfolk VA, Norfolk Virginia, Virginia Beach VA, Virginia Beach Virginia

Wash the windows (or better yet, hire someone to do that for you) so when you put candles on the window sills, they will glisten on the outside.  Put a tree skirt under your tree,  for looks as well as to catch any falling pine needles.  Wash the outside of your front door so your wreath will show up better.  After all,  it is the first impression of your home when friends and family come to visit for the holidays.

Do a thorough cleaning in every room you will be decorating and your efforts will look that much better.  If just reading this has made you tired, call Custom Maid at

(757) 499-8568 and let us do the hard work for you!

Now you are ready to deck the halls (fa la la la la la la la la)!

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Editor’s Note:  We originally published this article in December 2014.  We have edited it for accuracy, freshness and comprehensiveness.