Once Halloween is over, it’s time to start getting your home ready for your holiday guests. Preparing for the holidays can be a stressful job, but if you get started early and follow some of these great tips, you’ll be able to greet your friends and loved ones ready to celebrate in style this holiday season.
Cleaning In Advance-
Give your home a good and thorough cleaning in advance of other holiday prep work. Do it before you bring home gifts for friends and family or start any real holiday decoration set up. A clean house is the perfect blank canvas for your holiday masterpiece. After a deep cleaning, you’ll be able to keep your home clean with just some minor maintenance through the holiday season.
The key to stress free holiday decoration is timing. Get started early to avoid last minute headaches. Put your plans on paper and gather what you need early. Then, when the time comes to set up your holiday decor, you’re not stressed for time or missing any of the parts you’ll need.
Make sure you put fresh, clean sheets and linens on the bed in your spare bedroom. Add some seasonal touches, like a plate full of holiday cookies for when your guests arrive. Maybe put some holiday themed blankets out to keep them warm. Another good way to accommodate your guests is to clean out the closet in your spare room so they have plenty of room to hang clothes and store anything else they may have brought (gifts, etc).
Stock Up On Essentials-
If you’re expecting guests, stock up on what they may need. Make sure you have enough towels, soap, and shampoo. Keep a few extra toothbrushes on hand and some extra toothpaste. It’s also never a bad idea to stock up on snacks and drinks, not necessarily just hot cocoa and cookies, but you can never have enough of those on cold holiday nights.
With a little planning and preparation, you can get your home ready for the holidays in a snap.