Hosting the Holidays

With the holidays right around the corner, you’re probably beginning to think about what you need to do to prepare your home for your guests that will be coming over in just a few short weeks! We have some tips to help you get through this time of the year:

No body ever says it, but having guests over isn’t always smooth sailing, especially if they are staying the night or for the weekend. You will want to get a space ready for them! Whether that means turning your home office into a temporary guest bedroom, cleaning out the guest bedroom that hasn’t been used since last year, or just creating a place for them to relax at the end of a long day, you want them to feel at home. Make sure to have clean linens on the guest bed, plenty of extra pillows and blankets, and an area for their bags! If you have a spare dresser in your guest bedroom and your guests are staying for more than a day or two, they will likely appreciate the space to unpack a bit. It may be just as easy and useful to throw a folding table in the corner of the room!

Gone are the days of little chocolate mints on each pillow because, chances are, one of your young nieces or cousins or grandchildren are just going to eat it anyways, but a beautifully made bed says the same thing! It will make your guests feel welcomed and pampered, less like an intruded and more like a guest!

Another MUST as a holiday host is providing fresh, clean towels. This is something so small, but very important! After a long day of cooking, eating, cleaning, cocktails, and running around with your people, everyone is going to want to freshen up. You’ll want to make sure you have enough towels for all your guests, along with wash clothes, and hand towels.

Make sure your home is presentable, tidy, and ready to be filled with, hopefully, your favorite people! It is not necessary to decorate, but a few decorations here and there might make your home feel cozy and festive! Light some candles, declutter your tables and countertops, and pull out all your extra seating. Free up some outlets around the kitchen and dinning area for crockpots and such your guests will bring and you are just about done!

Lastly, as much as you might hate having to, share your Wi-Fi password! It may be easiest to display it somewhere because now days it will likely be the first question out of everyone’s mouth!

We hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays!

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