So the first week of January has already been and gone – how time flies eh? And this means we’ll be back in the peak season for holiday cottages before you know it, so we’ve been doing some thinking about what you can do to refresh your cottage for the New Year. So if you think that your holiday home could do with a bit of a spruce for guests in 2016, take a look and see what you think.
Now is a great time to take a look through the kitchen and see what might need replacing. It’s inevitable that there will be a few accidents and breakages and some crockery will have gone missing, but have you checked for cracks and chips in all of your plates and mugs?
Then there are the appliances. You’ll want to have a check of all of the appliances in the kitchen and make sure that they’re in working order, from the toaster all the way through to the oven. And you might want to take the chance to replace things like tea towels and oven gloves that might have got a bit stained over the course of 2015.
And what about the bedroom? Well the of course the easiest place to start is with the bedding. You’ll want to have a quick check and make sure that none of the bedding is too tired looking and maybe even invest in some new sets if you think it might be necessary – remember you’ve got the January sales to take advantage of!
The Living Areas
Now the living areas are probably where your guests are going to spending the most amount of time during their stay, so you want them looking spick and span! Tasks here can range from making sure that everything is shipshape with the soft furnishings, all the way through to making sure that the information pack (if your cottage has one) is fully to up to date with all the best events and attractions for the year ahead.
Hopefully you’ll find this useful when it comes to getting your cottage ready and raring to go for 2016, but we may well have missed a few things out. So if you know of any little tricks of the trade that you think you fellow cottage owners might be able to use then do let us know and we’ll pass it on!