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5 Tips to Make Christmas in Your First Condo Memorable

If you’ve just moved into a new place, the holidays can feel a little crazier than usual. But having a new condo to celebrate Christmas is still exciting! You get to find new places to hang up all your decorations and show off your new pad to family and friends. Make the most out of your first holiday season in your new home with these five tips to make Christmas in your first condo memorable.

Make Room for Your Decorations

If you have boxes still lying around, now’s the time to get to work and declutter as much as possible. Even if you have to move some boxes into your closet or tuck a few into the laundry room, making some extra room for your decorations will be worth it. You can always go back to unpacking after the holidays are over.

Get Your Tree Up

Christmas is just not the same without the shimmering tree. Even if you’ve moved into a small space, you can always find the perfect sized tree to put up inside your condo. First, measure where you plan to place it and then head over to your local tree center or department store to find one that will fit. Even if you just put up a 3-footer, your new condo will feel more cozy and festive once it’s up. An artificial tree is always recommended for Condos as they don’t pose the fire hazard that real trees do.

Hang Some Lights

Just because you’ve moved to a condo doesn’t mean you can’t have lights placed around your home. Try draping some icicle lights over your windows or stringing some along your balcony so you can see the colourful glow when you look outside. And if you have a fireplace, the mantel is always a perfect place to add some as well. Lights are always guaranteed to make any space feel warmer and inviting (just make sure to get your Condo Board / Management approval first, as some buildings have restrictions!)

Don’t Forget the Stockings

Make this year more memorable by buying new stockings for your new condo. Be sure to add the year on the front so that every season you put them up you’ll remember the first Christmas you spent in your new space.

Host Your First Christmas Party

Why not start a new tradition by throwing a holiday party? In fact, it’s the perfect substitute for a housewarming party — you get to christen your new space with all your family and friends but with some added Christmas flair. If you’re short on space, suggest a potluck — that way you don’t have to cook a huge meal or set up a large table. Everyone can mingle and munch as they please.

Start some new traditions by decorating your condo and inviting your favourite people over to celebrate with you to help make this Christmas the most memorable one yet.

Happy Holidays from the Accord Law Team!

5 Fun Ways to Create Your Holiday Paradise at Home

Many of us Canadians flock south come wintertime to escape the icy cold weather over the holidays. But with all the recent weather-related hinderances in the southern hemisphere, your favourite destination might not be tourist-ready. But don’t let that get you down. If you’re going to be stuck at home this season, why not turn your place into your own holiday oasis to get the most out of the winter season? Here are five fun ways to create your holiday paradise at home that will take away your winter blues.

Light Up the Fireplace

You might not have the warm sun this year to enjoy, but you can still cozy up to the warmth of your fireplace. Throw on a yule log, light up the fire, and enjoy the soothing crackling sounds right from your living room or bedroom.

Decorate, Decorate, Decorate!

Let’s face it, the holidays never really feel the same down south. At home, you’ll find colourful lights speckled across people’s homes, Christmas trees shining in the windows, and lawn decorations littered throughout the front yard. There’s just nothing quite like it, so why not embrace it? To get back into the holiday spirit and to get over your winter blues, add some holiday flair to your home. Pull out all the fun holiday decorations and garnish your home from bottom to top to add some holiday cheer.  

Create a Zen Room

You may not be able to do yoga on the beach right now, but you can still get the quiet contemplation you need at home. By turning one of your spare rooms into a Zen room, you can get the daily rest and rejuvenation you need over the holidays.

Invite the Light Inside

Find your sunny space and open the blinds. Although it’s snowing outside, you can still capture the warm, sunny glow inside. Locate the wall that offers the most rays and then perch yourself there with a cozy chair and book. It’s the perfect way to (almost) recreate any poolside lounging you may be missing out on this year.

Create an Entertaining Area

The holidays are the best time to catch up with family and friends. And since you’ll be home this holiday season, why not throw a get-together to reconnect with everyone? You can create a cozy spot for entertaining small groups of friends and family with festive food, drinks, and conversation.

If these helpful tips still aren’t doing the trick, maybe it’s time to consider a move? At Accord Law, we can help you with all your legal needs for real estate transactions in Ontario!

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