The Holy Month of Ramadan is upon us and it’s time for celebrations. And what better way to start the festivities than by making sure you have all the small decorative details set in place! At this time of the year, every household in the country will be bustling with activities, from cleaning and clearing up the house to decorating and keeping it warm and welcoming to friends and family.
In the spirit of the glorious month of Ramadan, The Box is here to give you some great ideas to get your home Ramadan Ready.
Start With A Plan
During Ramadan, your heart, body, mind and even the environment around you has to be prepared for a spiritual journey. So start with a plan. Make a list of things you need to do during Ramadan. Check out things that you need to do for your home to set the right atmosphere, organize the days you want to invite friends and family over for Iftar, tune up your Suhur menu for those memorable Ramadan nights. Plan, Plan Plan! It will help you tackle your tasks better.
Begin With Your House
First things first, you’ll need to take care of the basics, so be sure to clean and organize your home. Make a pile of things that you need, one for things you don’t need and finally a list of the things that need to be stored. Ramadan is the time for minimalist living, so embrace that and let it guide your decisions. After clearing out the clutter, take all other off-season items like old decorations, luggage and books and move them into a self storage unit. Once your home is clear of all the clutter, you will be able to focus more on the arrangements and making sure all the small intricate details are taken care of.
Bring Out The Decorations
The next step is to put up your Ramadan decorations. If you have kept them locked away in self storage, this is the right time to bring them home. Beautiful lanterns are quite traditional and will add a great touch to the overall setting in your home. Maybe add some hanging stars and fairy lights, and change all the old linen and cushion covers to add an extra spark.
Focus On The Food
While Ramadan requires you to abstain from food from sunrise to sunset, it should also be the month of healthy eating. When you prepare for the Suhur and Iftar during the holy month, stock your refrigerator and pantry with healthy food. This will also have you feeling rejuvenated and fresh throughout the month! Make sure your body is getting enough nutrition, to help keep you energized throughout the day.
Keep Your Prayer Room Ready
It’s ideal to have a dedicated prayer room to do your prayers during Ramadan. Even if your home lacks a prayer room, you can prepare a make-shift one. Pick a spot and you can rearrange your setting to make space for prayer rugs. Any furniture in the way can be stored in a self storage unit for the month, just to give you that extra bit of space for the prayer times with your friends and family.
Plan Your Iftar Gatherings
Ramadan is a special time of the year that truly brings people together. Invite your family and friends over for Iftar gathering and indulge in good food and make great memories. Make space for your guests by decluttering your house and putting out extra beds as necessary. Move out the extra beds from your self storage unit to ensure that your guests can rest comfortably.
Buy, Wrap and Hide Eid Gifts
Gifts make every occasion special. It is always a good idea to buy your Eid gifts for the family beforehand to save some time during the final days of fasting. Do online shopping to save trips to the stores. Keep the gifts nicely packed and wrapped. Move the fluffy blankets and winter curtains to your storage unit and make use of the space to hide your gifts inside your closet to add some surprise!
So, are you ready to make this holy month a really special one? Let us help you get prepared and make your home Ramadan ready. Contact us today.