The celebration of Eid-ul-Adha is almost upon us but fear not there is still time to prepare your house; in a way that will usher in a new beginning. Fail to prepare and prepare to fail as they say; so consult our step by step guide and you will have everything under control.
Dispose and Discard
The starting point for getting your home ready for the big celebration is getting rid of useless or space consuming items that you no longer need. Think of this as a time to start fresh; bring that old broken stool to the second-hand furniture store, one man’s junk can be another man’s treasure. Get the sheets and covers off furniture and invest in a brand new set. Move and reorganise your living room furniture. Is it finally time to move the couch? Do this with the help of a partner or friend; it is not worth injuring yourself.
The band TLC used to sing about not wanting a scrub and your house is no different. Get the hoover out and run it over every inch. It can be very meditative to vacuum your home and see all the dust hiding in nooks and crannies get sucked up. Windows are the gateway to the outside world and cleaning them with a dust cloth and spray will have them looking like a mirror.
Give it Away Now
Head into your garage, attic, or storage area and start rummaging through the bags. Sort out what you don’t need anymore; clothes that the kids have outgrown or furniture that you no longer have a use for can be very useful to a charity. There are many drop points scattered across in country
Once you have gotten rid of old mats and covers for your furniture it is time to start decorating. This is the fun part; allow your creative flair to take over. However, it is wise to stick with one central theme or colour palette as too many contrasting styles and accessories will not work so well. Indeed, the addition of new table mats and table sheets can inject a new flamboyance into your rooms.
Granted, Eid ul Adha is usually a bit less lavish than Eid ul-Fitr but you can still purchase large sets that work for both occasions and split them up, younger kids won’t realise your tactic until they are much older. This will also help you to budget for both events. Savvy shoppers will be able to find items on clearance after Eid which will double in use for Eid ul Adha. This way both Eids will be equally enjoyable for all the family however, big or small you decide to make it, in sha Allah.