The holiday season is upon us! With the holidays come friends and family guests. Hosting guests can sometimes mean decluttering your home and expressing your holiday spirit. There’s so much to do, sometimes it’s easy to forget what else is supposed to be done to make the holidays easier on you. Here are a few things to do to get your home ready & help lift some of the holiday hosting burden.
- Clean up Entrance & Coat Rooms
Hosting the holidays means making room for the extra coats and shoes that will be in your home from guests. To accommodate for that, you should reorganize your front closet for coats and have a stand for shoes. Add an extra coat rack or a cubby for better organization of shoes at the entrance. In case it snows, make sure to have a mat at the door for snow clean up, you don’t want snow to be tracked around your home.
- Reorient the room around the Christmas Tree
If your family celebrates with a tree you can give the living room a more social feel when hosting guests, you can rearrange furniture and place the Christmas tree in a way that gives the room a holiday feel.
- Foldable Tables and chairs
More guests than expected at a time? No worries! Utilize folding chairs and tables to add extra seats at the table or make a kids table. You can dress it up with gorgeous table clothes to fit into your holiday home décor.
- Clean gutters
If you’re going to be putting holiday lights up outside this season, make sure to clean the gutters first and install a gutter guard. Cleaning the gutters will help add to the clean aesthetic beauty of your home but it also prevents debris from piling up in your gutters and pipes. There’ll be less off a chance of ice dams in your gutters that will freeze up the lights especially if you’re putting lights up on the roof.
These are just a few things you can do to get ready for the holidays. The season should be a fun time with family and friends, so get the stressful stuff out of the way and enjoy the time with family.
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