When is the best time to put up your Christmas tree?

When it comes to decorating for Christmas, there’s no right or wrong answer but everyone seems to have a different date where it’s seen as acceptable to make a start.

 

Last year was unlike any other, with a last minute lockdown disrupting plans for households across the UK, many decided to decorate their homes earlier than usual to brighten spirits within their communities.

 

With things looking up in 2021, research suggests that Brits will be hitting the holidays even harder this year to make up for lost time with friends and family.

 

So, when is the right time to dress the tree?

 

Whilst too early for some, the putting away of pumpkins is the signal to switch gears and stage the room for the festive season.

 

Of those who opt for a post-Halloween set up, 22% find that decorating early relaxes them and 32% can get more excited for Christmas.*

 

Online searches for Christmas items have surged by 225% on major websites like Selfridges and John Lewis, with shoppers keen to purchase lights, wreaths and trees before they sell out.**

 

Are you considering selling before the end of 2021? Even if there’s a small chance you’d be looking to get your home market-ready before the new year, we’d recommend to hold off the decorations until you’ve had your home valued and the marketing photos taken, as these could date your property on the market.

 

We’d even go as far to recommend holding fire on ‘decking the halls’ until potential buyers have viewed your home. Christmas trees and large decorations can easily make your home appear smaller than it actually is, making it less appealing to buyers.

 

Ready to get moving? Get in touch with us today and book your FREE market appraisal now.

 

 

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