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Condo Living: What You Should Prepare for Christmas Eve

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The Christmas season is fast approaching and if you're living in a condo, the days of preparing the house for Christmas seem to be just around the corner. There are some basic steps that you need to follow before it gets too late and if you don't complete these necessary steps, chances are it will be very inconvenient for you and your family. This is the time of year when you will see your neighbors coming home with large bags of gifts and they seem to be in a hurry to finish their shopping. You will also find many of them decorating their home with Christmas lights and ornaments. Well, if you're among these homeowners, then hurry up because there are still some steps that need to be done before you can enjoy your Christmas Eve with friends and families.

But before we continue talking about what needs to be done for the preparations, let's first talk about the things that you should do so that your condo will not get messed up during this festive season.

Most condo associations usually give guidelines for their residents regarding the decorations. Usually, it'll have a list of rules regarding the Christmas decorations and it'll also tell you how many days before Christmas you need to remove the decorations from your home. This is to give your neighbors a chance to decorate. If you are living in an apartment complex, however, you might not be given any guidelines at all by your association. As for those who live in a condominium unit, they usually have more leeway in their choices of decorations especially if the unit is large enough for them to decorate the entire walls with lights and ornaments. It's very important that you should take note of this since this will help you know what kind of decorations are allowed and what's not allowed.

The truth is if you're not prepared for Christmas Eve, it's going to be the end of a very stressful time for you and your family. This article is going to talk about what things we should prepare in our condo before December 24th so we can still have our own home without too much hassle.


You should decorate with lights or even add a tree inside your home - this would make your home feel more cozy and festive. You can even ask your friends and relatives to bring in their Christmas trees so you can hang them up.

Check your appliances

You should ensure that your household appliances are running right before Christmas day - from the refrigerator to the stove, from the air-conditioning unit to the television; everything should be in tip-top working order. You'll have a hard time if your appliances are already faulty on Christmas Eve. Also, have a walk-through of your house with the extension cords, ensure each one is in its proper place.

Prepare food supplies

Make sure that you'll still have your food supplies before Christmas - cook some of your favorite foods so you can always eat warm food especially if the electricity goes out. Take note that a lot of people will be queuing at the supermarket early in the morning so make sure you're not late in buying your Christmas supplies. Make sure you'll have enough cabinets and drawers in the kitchen to store leftover food and other essentials so they won't be spoiled before Christmas Eve.

Invite your loved ones

If you have friends and family coming to your home, make sure they receive their invitations in time before December 23rd. You should also prepare a list of items for your guests to prepare for their stay at your home. Also, your loved ones can help you with all the tasks this holiday season.

Also, if any of the residents are having a party inside the condo, make sure that you'll be attending it so you can get to meet new people there. If you are planning to have some party inside your condo, have a list of activities for your family to do so everyone can get the Christmas spirit in their hearts.

Prepare yourself

Aside from preparing for what is needed inside your home, it is also important to make yourself presentable and ready-looking. Dress up and get yourself new clothes. It will not just make you look ready for the holiday season, it will also make you feel comfortable during the Christmas eve.

Clean your home

If you're a smoker, you should always clean your house and wash your beddings before December 24th. You wouldn't want to smoke inside the room where the Christmas tree is placed and leave your cigarette butts there for decoration.

Planting a Christmas Tree inside your home is a great way to make your home feel more festive during Christmas. A lot of people prefer to plant a big and tall Christmas tree so they can add some color to their homes during this holiday season. It's very easy to maintain, all you need are just water and fresh air for it to grow

If you will follow these tips mentioned above, your life would be a lot easier and you can get to enjoy your stay inside the condo more especially on December 24th when it's already Christmas Eve. It is almost necessary to have a checklist. I hope that you have these things prepared and make it a merry Christmas!

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