Preparing for the Holiday Season in Your New Home

The holiday season is a thrilling and exciting time. For most, it’s time spent drinking hot chocolate by the fireplace, decorating the Christmas tree and getting together with loved ones. It’s especially exciting for first-time homeowners.

Although the holiday season may feel a bit different this year, it’s still important to utilize this time to make lasting memories in your new home. Here are four tips that’ll make your first holiday season a success.

Decorate your home

Whether you’re showing off your new home in-person or virtually, it’s important to get those decorations out that’ll help turn your house into a home. Décor such as a front door wreath, Christmas tree, stockings, ornaments, lights and much more are guaranteed to make your home cozier this holiday season.

Plan Ahead

Between the gifts, the baking and the added gatherings, the holiday season can be stressful for many. Get ahead of the holiday hecticness and plan ahead. Pick a date for when you’ll decorate your home. Prioritize gatherings with family and friends. Most importantly, schedule relaxation time for yourself.

Schedule a socially-distant outdoor event with your neighbors

Bring a jacket, pack your mask and prepare your favorite holiday dish because the weather in Camp Verde is perfect for hosting outdoor gatherings even in the winter. With the weather averaging around mid-60s, it serves as the perfect time to exchange stories and share a cup of eggnog with your new neighbors.

Make time to get together with loved ones virtually and in-person

This year, many have been stripped of the in-person time they typically spend with friends and family members. While large gatherings and travel is still limited, consider hosting a virtual gathering this year. Platforms such as Zoom or Google Hangout make a perfect place to show off your new home virtually, partake in holiday traditions and catch up.

For those hosting smaller gatherings this year, ensure that your new home is fully equipped with extra masks, hand sanitizer, hand soap and hand sanitization wipes. Post-event, be sure to take extra time to clean and sanitize all common surfaces.

While this year has presented many challenges, don’t let it deter you from creating memorable moments in your new home. Who knows, new holiday traditions might even come out of it.

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