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Whether your Christmases are bustling with visitors, and friend and family staying over, or you prefer to just have some time alone with the kids and chilling out, there are some conundrums that you will want to avoid. Luckily, below you can find out about the most common ones that occur and how to prevent them negatively impacting your festive celebrations.
Someone gives you a gift, but you haven’t got one for them
One of the worst thing about the festive period if when someone presents you with a beautiful gift, but you haven’t bought anything for them in return! In fact, this can happen quite frequently, especially if you have people come over for an unexpected visit.
Don’t panic though, because with a little preparation ahead of time you can avoid the situation altogether. In fact, all you need to do is buy a few extra presents for a range of different people, something that you can use the great 3 for 2 deals that a lot of shops offer over the festive period. Then all you need are some decorative Xmas themes bags, so you don’t have to waste time on wrapping, and your problem will be resolved.
The house isn’t ready for the influx of visitors
Half the fun of Xmas is sharing it with those that you love, and many families have parties and get-togethers through the month of December. However, problems can occur when your nearest and dearest begin to descend on your home, but it’s not yet in the best state to receive them.
Of course, your house doesn’t have to be perfect, and in a push just making sure that the living room and bathrooms are in a decent state can work. That means finishing off any DIY projects in these areas, and fixing any problem like leaky drains, by getting a local drain cleaning company to come in ahead of time. Then you can be sure that your home is ready for everyone that wants to stop in over the festive season!
The turkey doesn’t fit in the fridge or oven
It’s no joke when you buy your festive bird, only to get it home and realize that you can’t possibly get it in the fridge or oven! Luckily, there are some things you can do about this. Running a second fridge for a short time that houses Christmas food and drinks, can work well here. Although, remember that if you are really struggling, you can always cut off the legs off and cook those separately!
Someone gets sick
People tend to get sick in the winter, and that can create a real problem when you want the whole family to have the best Christmas. Of course, you can do them up with immune boosters like echinacea beforehand to limit this possibility.
Although, keeping flu and upset stomach medication, as well as those all-important indigestion tablets in the house, is also a wise idea. Then, if even someone does feel a little under the weather over the Christmas period, you can get them back to their old self in no time.