If you are planning on throwing a big Christmas get together, then now is the time to start planning and getting everything ready so that it all goes according to plan and is as stress free as possible on the big day. Whether you want to go the whole hog and get the professionals like this in to do a full kitchen refurb www.thekitchenrefurbishmentcompany.co.uk/ or you are trying to work out how you will get everyone into the space that you have, planning in advance will save you the stress!
If you are planning major work, make sure that you have the time to get it done – you don’t want to end up with an unusable partly finished kitchen at Christmas, or a half decorated guest bedroom! If you are not likely to have time to do it, plan it for the new year rather than starting and adding stress to your Christmas get together.
Confirm how many people will be coming and if anyone is staying for how long. This means that you can prepare the food and plan what you are going to make in advance. If you start to do this early and do as much prep as you can before the day itself, it will be much easier to manage.
Don’t be afraid to say no or to ask for help. Getting guests to bring something, or be in charge of something like washing up, or making the dessert can really help to make the day easier to manage and means that everyone has the chance to relax and have fun.