Get Your Home Ready For Holiday Entertaining
Now is the time to get ready for holiday guests
The holidays are right around the corner and we all know they can be stressful. With a little bit of planning, you can get your home ready for your guests and actually leave to time to relax and enjoy being with them. Here are a few tips to get you in the right direction.
Make Your To-Do List
This seems like a no-brainer, but sit down and decide what items or projects you really need to focus on and make a list of all the steps needed to complete that task. It helps keep you on track and you really feel like you’ve accomplished a great deal when it’s all marked completed.
Tackle the Main Spaces
Don’t worry about the second story, or the areas of your home that no one will see. Focus on the main areas in your home like the entryway, kitchen, living room and powder rooms.
Clear Out the Clutter
Before you attempt to bust out your holiday decorations, make sure you tackle the clutter first. Go room by room and divide items into piles of Keep, Trash, Donate, Sell. There are plenty of organizations or shelters that can really use your unwanted or unused items, so now is the perfect time to donate. Plus you’ll beat the end-of-year rush.
Clean Out Your Kitchen Appliances
The kitchen tends to be a place where guests congregate. Now is the perfect time to deep clean your fridge, microwave and oven so they are ready for cooking and food storage.
Get the China Out of Storage
Are you guilty of purchasing nice place setting and serving items only to let them sit in the china cabinet so you don’t break anything? Get those items out and use them! Set an inviting and festive table that your guests will love to sit down to.
Use Seasonal Scents
Holiday-scented candles are an easy way to make your home smell festive. Choose scents such as citrus, cinnamon, cloves and balsam. The candles add a lovely glow to your space while making the room smell delightful.
Call the Professionals
If freshly painted walls or cabinets are on your list of items to tackle before the holidays, you don’t have to do it yourself. From kitchen cabinet painting to interior walls, you still have time to get a fresh coat added by our painting professionals. You can learn about all of our interior painting services and schedule a free quote to discuss your painting projects on our website.