As the holiday season is upon us, your home will be filled with friends and family to celebrate this special time of year. Hospitality is so important in this fast-paced world, and there are some super easy ways to take your home to the next level of comfort for your guests.
If you you want until the last minute to prep your home for the holidays, you’ll be pulling your hair out in no time. Cleaning an entire house is no easy task. A couple weeks before your guests arrival, make your game plan. Chipping away at the task little by little is much more manageable than tackling it all at once. Each week set a goal to get one thing done—cleaning the bathrooms, vacuuming and dusting the whole house, getting decorations up. And if the task at hand is still too much to take on alone, call in the pros for help.
Give the guest room a facelift
If there is one room that needs your full attention, it’s the guest room. It’s very likely your guest bedroom has become a dumping ground for all the unwanted items in your home. But considering you’ll have plenty of guests coming through over the holidays, this space is deserving of a little TLC.
In order to make friends and family feel at home, take a note from hotels. Think: clean, crisp sheets, and folded towels on the bed. A bowl of mints on the dresser and candles in the bathroom add extra special touches for your guests to know you are thinking about their comfort. Cosmetic touch-ups are important, but your guests will spend most of their time in your guest bed. Let’s face it: no one likes sleeping on a lumpy 20-year old mattress, especially because sleep deprivation and in-laws don’t mix well! The best way to ensure fun holiday memories with guests in your home is to make sure they get a good night’s sleep. There are tons of holiday mattress sales going on right now. Feeling overwhelmed? Read reviews from real customers and side-by-side comparisons of different brands to see which suits your space the best.
Remember the best home is a welcoming home
When hosting for the holidays, taking a few small steps to create a welcoming environment goes a long way. Stocking the house with snacks and placing candles around is a great way to create a cozy ambiance fast. Take time to transform even the smallest spaces into hangout rooms for family and friends. Don’t be afraid to move around some larger pieces of furniture to make room for some extra seating. One way to create more than one hangout space is by placing extra chairs in different rooms so people will naturally congregate in those areas. It’s amazing how putting a