Getting Your Home Ready for Holiday Guests

bakingNothing says it’s the holiday season like a home full of loved ones. While being surrounded by your family and friends is what makes the holidays extra special, having house guests brings with it a lot of hard work. By planning ahead and taking care of household tasks now, you’ll be sure to have a relaxing and joyous time with your nearest and dearest.

  • Focus on popular common areas and start by decluttering
  • Stock your pantry with easy snacks for pop-by guests
  • Get gift shopping and wrapping completed early to avoid crowds
  • Prepare your bathrooms with additional supplies and basic mini toiletries
  • Ensure the path to your home’s prominent entrance is clear of any clutter or yard debris
  • If children will be joining your holiday festivities, plan a few kid-friendly activities and have some toys or coloring books on hand
  • Make sure your guests have ample room to store suitcases and holiday gifts in their sleeping quarters
  • Put out clean towels and wash clothes for each guest
  • Make guestroom beds with clean sheets and provide extra blankets for chilly evenings
  • If your guests plan to bring their pets, set up a safe place for them to stay

Hosting guests is a lot of fun, but can also be overwhelming. Preparation and planning are key to a successful and stress-free holiday season. Make your guests feel welcome and enjoy their company by prepping your home now for the holiday season.

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