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Preparing your home for a garden party

2nd May 2018

Spring’s here – the sun’s out and the royal wedding is just around the corner. It’s perfect weather for a garden party – so today we’re sharing our top tips to help you to prepare your home for a summer soiree.

Prepare and plan in advance

First things first, plan ahead and make a list of all the things you need to do to get your garden party ready. Some things will need to be prepared well in advance (such as food ordering, any essential maintenance work or big changes). Others can be left rather last minute – so make a checklist that covers the month before the big day. Each week tick off several tasks to ensure you’re staying on track.

Pretty pots go a long way

Potted plants are an easy and inexpensive way to brighten up any outdoor area. You can often buy them ready-made filled with pretty blooms – but it’s also simple and quick to make your own up. Vary the sizes and shapes for an eye-catching treat for party guests. Add woodchips and bark for a nice sensory touch.

Freshen up with simple tricks

Don’t underestimate the power of a lick of paint or new staining. If you have time, bob around the garden and paint surfaces that need to be freshened up such as fences, benches, sheds and decking. Ideally plan to do this a week or so before the party itself to avoid the garden smelling too strongly of paint.

Don’t forget to light it up

If your party is likely to go on into the small hours don’t forget to provide lighting so that your guests can continue to sit outside and enjoy your garden. Twinkly fairy lights and solar powered lanterns are great for accenting focal points and illuminating walkways.

It doesn’t have to be perfect

Don’t worry if you’re spotting minor issues and imperfections on the day of the party. Small weeds and little chips or bits of rust will go unnoticed! The most important thing is that your guests have a great time in your garden and enjoy your fantastic hospitality.

Johnsons specialise in removals and storage throughout the UK – with specialist services for nationwide moves and overseas relocations. Get in touch today for more details on house removals in Cheshire and beyond.



You did everything that we asked. We have used Johnsons 3 times in the past 2 years and have always found them professional and the removal guys really friendly and courteous.

Mr & Mrs Green, Cheshire

An excellent service carried out by people who cared. Right through from quotation to move into storage and back out again.

Mr Wyatt, Coventry

Very impressed with the service offered from beginning to end. Overall, very good value for money.

Mr & Mrs Langman, Wilmslow

Everything was done very well and to our satisfaction.

Dr & Mrs Cowell, Northwich

I send my deepest appreciation for the hard work and polite good spirits not to mention speed with which the men did their job. Many thanks to them and your firm for another successful and minimal street move. I wouldn’t hesitate to use you again.

Mrs Haselhurst, Warrington

Everything went very well, the move was brilliant. Any comment would be I lost my snake and the guys wouldn’t help look for him as they were scared (he has been found now).

Mr & Mrs Obbard, Llanerchymedd

Very helpful with what turned out to be a very difficult move. The movers were great, helpful, friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them.

Dr Millard, Buxton

Thank you for packing us up and moving us into our new home.
Everyone was brilliant, friendly, professional and funny. Most stress free move I’ve ever had and I’ve done quite a few house moves.

Mrs Kirlew

With all best wishes and again my appreciation for your most courteous and helpful attention throughout my association with Johnsons.

A pleasurable experience from start to finish.

Aurea Elizabeth Saunders
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