Let me clear something up pretty quickly, lest you read the title of this post and think that I’m attempting to make an announcement. I AM NOT! I have a few friends who are gearing up to have a new baby, and it got me thinking – I thought it would be a great time to revisit the basics!
Bringing a newborn baby home from the hospital is a pretty exciting, but stressful event. Especially, if this is your first baby. Lucky for you, there is tons of information online on how to prepare your home for a new baby. When it comes down to it, there’s really just four main areas you need to focus on to get your home ready and they are, diapers, clothing, nursery, and car. Let’s dive into each one.
When it comes to changing baby, there are a few things that you’ll need to prep before bringing her home. First, are the supplies. You’ll want to make sure that you have at least one box of newborn diapers, one box of size 1 diapers and a few boxes of wipes. Yes, you’re going to do some damage at Costco.
There are two types of people in this world: those who jump for joy when they hear their parents are coming for a visit and those who jump over to the liquor cabinet for a stiff drink when they hear this news. (You don’t have to tell me which one you are…but just so you know, there’s no liquor cabinet at my house! HA!)
All kidding aside, when mom and dad are coming for a visit, you need to get your home ready for them. Here’s how to prepare your abode for a smooth and stress-free visit.
Get Ready to Clean
If your home is typically always company-ready in terms of its cleanliness, you can definitely skip this step. But for the 99 percent of you who need a little assistance in this department, take heed: while you’ll have to spend some time tidying up your house for your parents’ visit, you don’t have to lose your mind in the process.
Just because the big celebrations have passed, doesn’t mean that there aren’t still guests on the way to your home! Sometimes it’s easier to wait until the new year to do your visiting, so you’re not limited by the hustle and bustle of the holidays.
No matter the reason for company, you’ll want to make sure that your home is ready to accommodate them. And, to make sure your guests feel right at home, there are probably some improvements you’ll want to complete before they arrive.
Roll Out the Red Carpet
Chances are you probably don’t have a red carpet you’re going to throw out to welcome your guests, but the idea is all the same. The main objective is to make your guests feel welcomed from the very moment they pull up to your house. Therefore, you want to take care of any exterior housework to get ready for their arrival. Whether that means clearing out the clutter in the garage for extra parking space, installing security lights so they can get to and from their cars, or repairing any dangers like a broken railing, or damaged staircase which can cause an accident.
I love Spring! Well, other than the incredibly high pollen count that sends my allergies into a frenzy, that is.
This year I’m still a bit preoccupied with two tiny humans, so I won’t be doing a Spring Garden, but when Morgan from Craig Manor sent over this infographic, it was almost enough to make me reconsider! I think by the time I have everything ready it would probably be Summer, which isn’t at all helpful!