6 Simple Ways to Get Your Home Guest-Ready for the Holidays
The holiday season is upon us and COVID fears for many are beginning to fade, that means only one thing. Before you know it, family members from around the country will be calling, and making plans to invade your home to make up for lost time.
Before the first loved, and well…not so loved, holiday guests arrive, you need to prepare your home for their arrival. The good news is you still have plenty of time to make your home guest ready, but the clock is ticking, so you better get started. Here are 6 tips to get your home holiday-ready in no time.
Clear out the clutter - If you have been putting off your winter cleaning, you need to make up for lost time. Go through your closets, spare rooms and other storage areas and clear out those unwanted items. You still have time to donate those unwanted clothes and household goods to charity and score a big fat tax deduction in the process.
Dress up your holiday table - The dining room table will be the stage for the big holiday feast, so make sure your eating space is ready for its starring role. You don’t have to spend a fortune to get your table holiday-ready; something as simple as a new centerpiece or vase full of fresh flowers can make a huge difference.
Show off the scents of the season - The holiday season is filled with delicious aromas, and now is the time to make your home smell holiday fresh. Pick up an assortment of scented candles, including holiday varieties like gingerbread, Christmas tree and pumpkin pie and place them in your guest room and throughout the home. Or if you have the baking bug, fill your home with the scent of fresh baked goodies. The house will smell its best in no time.
Celebrate the spirit of the season - Fine spirits can spice up any holiday celebration, and now is the time to stock up. From wine with dinner to Christmas Eve eggnog and cocktails, the holiday season is filled with opportunities to celebrate and imbibe. Be sensitive to the needs of your guests when stocking the bar and liquor cabinet - if any family members have problems with alcohol or objections to its consumption, you may want to stock up on sparkling cider and other alternatives.
Create a cozy nest - Now is the time to get that spare bedroom guest-ready, so take a look at what you have and think about what you still need to get. If you are lucky enough to have an extra bed, all you need is a fresh set of sheets and a few pieces of home décor. If not, there is still time to shop for an air mattress.
Deep clean away the neglect – Some of us have really neglected our normal cleaning routine in the last year. Now is the perfect time to hit the reset button and do a thorough deep clean. Deep cleaning your carpet, upholstery and hard surfaces will give your home that fresh glimmer and set a welcome atmosphere for your guest.
The holiday season is all about families and togetherness, and welcoming guests into your home should be part of the fun. The holiday season will be here before you know it, and the tips listed above can help you get your home in holiday shape. By the time the first guests arrive, you will be proud to show off your holiday-ready abode. Call the PROS at COIT to help get your home holiday ready!