The holiday season will be here before you know it, and that means only one thing: several guests in your home There will be presents, of course, and a lot of feasting, but what really matters to your home is the number of visitors you will soon be hosting.
From friends and family to unexpected visitors, your home will be filled to the brim this holiday season; but is your home ready to host all those visitors? Here are some tips to get your home in holiday shape fast, so you can spend more time enjoying your guests and less time worrying about them.
Clear Away the Clutter
Now is the time to clear away the clutter, so you can make a great first impression when holiday guests come calling. Start by clearing out the entryway or foyer; those are the first areas of your home visitors will see.
You can welcome those guests in style by hanging a homemade wreath on your front door. If you are not up for a DIY wreath, you can always buy one online. Either way, your guests will appreciate your taste and your foresight.
If you have not already done so, take some time to clear out the closets and make room for all those extra coats. The holiday season may be warm and wonderful, but it comes at a cold time of year. You will need plenty of extra space for coats, hats, gloves, boots and other associated cold weather gear.
This clearing out process will also give you another chance to put away your out of season clothing. You will not be needing that summer dress for a while, so pack it away and make room for the winter essentials.
Stock Up on the Essentials
You will be doing plenty of shopping as the holidays approach, but no one looks forward to going to the grocery store. If you want to spend more time entertaining your holiday guests and less time wandering through the aisles, now is the time to stock up.
If you have a warehouse club membership, put it to good use by purchasing extra paper towels, napkins, and other essentials. If not, check out the sale ads from the local grocery store and try to stock up in just one trip.
Invest in Storage Solutions
You will need plenty of room to keep those extra purchases, so now is the time to invest in an innovative storage solution. If you have room in the garage, a set of shelving could be just what you need. Otherwise, you can store those extra essentials in a spare room or even pack a storage shed.
The great thing about investing in a storage solution now is that you will be able to use it all year long. Once the holidays are over and the guests have gone back home, you can still take advantage of the extra storage space you have created all year long
The holiday season is a time of fun and family, and it should not be an occasion filled with stress. If you plan ahead now, you can enjoy the holiday season stress-free and create a home you will be proud to share.