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How To Warm Up Your Home For The Holiday Season
November 17, 2016
Nothing is more inviting than to walk through a door and take in the aroma and sights of the holidays. The smell of pumpkin and spices in the air evoke memories of childhood, when life was simple and all was right with the world. We are going to give you several tips on how to give your manufactured home a good case of the warm fuzzies.
First—Set the stage: Remove clutter and give everything a good dusting and vacuuming. Polish hardwood or laminate floor so they reflect the glow of candles or firelight. Remove off-season items that will not be needed until spring rolls around. Make your home look its best.
Second—Aroma therapy: We all know what it is like to be caught off-guard by a scent that takes us instantly to another place or time in our lives. Make your home smell great so that those aromas bring people back to this place and time. A decorative jar or basket filled with a few pine boughs brings the outdoors in and gives us a longing for the soon to arrive Christmas season. Of course scented candles do a great job, but if you prefer a more natural approach, place a few slices of oranges and a couple of cinnamon sticks in two cups of water and simmer slowly on the stove, or place in the microwave on high for 2 minutes. Your home will be filled with a festive nose-catching aroma.
Third—Light it up: Who can resist the glow of candlelight? If you prefer not to have an open flame, invest in a few of the battery operated flickering beeswax and group them on your entry table or a wall shelf. A spotlight on the floor in a corner can add dramatic shadows. A string of white Christmas lights tucked up on top of your kitchen cabinets adds a warm glow.
Fourth—Decorate: An eye-catching wreath is a welcoming touch and makes a good first impression. A bundle of tree branches in an attractive vase on the entry table makes a great base for sprigs of artificial berries or other seasonal florals. Garlands of greens draped across a mantle or shelf add a festive feel and you can add berries, fall leaves or holly to change it up for different holidays.
Following a few of these simple tips will have your home ready to welcome friends and family for Thanksgiving or Christmas and on into the new year.