Prepping for the holidays can be stressful. But with these 5 steps, you can host the perfect holiday celebrations and enjoy time with friends and family without the worries.
Spruce up the common areas
Don't exhaust yourself cleaning every nook and cranny. Focus your energy on the spaces your guests will see, like the front porch, entry way, kitchen, living room, and bathrooms. Quickly and easily declutter using a storage bin to hide away in the closet.
Make your home smell like the holidays, light a seasonal candle or air freshner. This is the perfect way tomake your home inviting and cozy for guests.
Create a tablescape
Elevate your holiday dining experience by bringing out the fancy dishware and building a beautiful tablescape complete with seasonal forals, name cards and personalized embellishments. Step-by-step instructions to create a tablescape here.
Clean your kitchen appliances
If you plan on being the chef for the holiday fun, it's a great idea to throughly clean the kitchen applicances beforehand. Give the oven a deep clean and wipe down the stove top and microwave.
Tip: Plan ahead and figure out what food can be prepped ahead. Then go through the fridge and discard any old or unwanted items, giving you plenty of room for your prepped food and leftovers.
Prepare of overnight guests
Make your guests feel right at home, take time to tidy up the guest room for those who are staying the night. Leave plenty of clean towels, toiletries, blankets and pillows. Not only will this make your guests feel welcomed, but it gives you one less thing to worry about when your are hosting.