Are you getting ready to host this holiday season? Make sure you and your home are prepared with these tips.
If you want guests to offer comments like “Wow, I love this space” or “This is so cozy,” you’ll want to do some organizing and decluttering. This means different things to different people, but it boils down to getting stuff out of the way.
Stack of mail on the table? Find it a home. Gotten lazy with putting things back where they belong? Now is the time! This will not only make surfaces look cleaner; it will create more open space in your home or apartment. It will also make it easier to arrange things how you want and create an efficient flow.
2. Make Aesthetic Repairs
If you’ve been putting off small repairs around the house, now is the time to get them done. You’ll want to replace burnt out or flickering light bulbs, tighten any loose doorknobs and check appliances.
You may also want to look around to see if any pieces of furniture or decor may need replacing. With an upcoming event, you may finally have the excuse you need to splurge on something new!
3. Stock Up
Don’t worry about the extras that may be leftover after your event. You could use most essentials that are needed for a party after it’s over. Here are some things you’ll want to make sure are in stock at home.
- Paper Towels
- Toilet Paper
- Water Bottles
- Toiletries (for any overnight guests)
4. Make Some Space
For the 2020 holiday season, you may be worried about having guests due to the ongoing pandemic. If you want to have people over, you can make a point to set things up so you can observe social distancing.
Instead of having everything on the table with people sitting around, maybe a buffet option would be better, so there’s more open space, and people can sit further apart. You can also get an add-on table so you can spread out seating. For full guidance on hosting during the COVID-19 pandemic, consult your local health department.
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