The holiday season is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to start getting your home ready for the special guests who will be dropping by. Whether it’s family or friends, you want your house to be warm and welcoming. As the holiday season begins, we’ve gathered five essential ways to prepare your home for holiday visitors.
1. Clean with All-Natural Cleaners
Cleaning is the first step in preparing your home for holiday visitors. You want to create a cozy, inviting space for your guests, whether they are coming over for an afternoon or staying for the weekend. Opt for all-natural cleaning products to ensure a spotless and chemical-free environment. Natural cleaners like PathoSans All Purpose Cleaner not only effectively clean but also promote a healthier and eco-friendly atmosphere. Your guests will benefit from your home being cleaned with child-friendly and pet-safe cleaning supplies.
2. Create a Cozy Guest Space
To make your guests feel at home, pay attention to the guest space. In addition to cleaning the guest space, freshen up the bedding, fluff the pillows, and provide extra blankets for added comfort. Consider adding small touches like bedside lamps, scented candles, and a personalized welcome note to create a warm and inviting ambiance. Provide a selection of snacks and bottled water, and make sure the wifi password is posted.
3. Decorate for the Season
Decorations can transform your home into a festive haven for your visitors. Deck the halls with holiday decor, including wreaths, twinkling lights, and a beautifully adorned tree. Festive decorations set the mood and make your home feel even more special during the holiday season. Consider adding a small Christmas tree in the guest room and stocking the guest bathroom with a festive hand towel for extra holiday cheer!
4. Stock Up on Essentials
Before your guests arrive, stock up on essential items to ensure your guests have a hassle-free stay and you get to relax, too. This includes providing fresh towels, toiletries, and a well-stocked kitchen with holiday treats and beverages. Consider any dietary preferences or restrictions your guests may have when planning your provisions. If children will be visiting, ask their parents what some of their favorite snacks are so you can have some on hand.
5. Plan Entertaining Activities
Keep your guests entertained and engaged by planning some fun activities or outings. Whether it’s a holiday movie night, a baking session, a local sightseeing tour, or board games, having a list of enjoyable activities can create lasting memories and keep everyone in high spirits throughout their visit. If you’re hosting a big meal, make sure to leave plenty of room in your day for you to prepare the meal without the added stress of hosting guests in the hours beforehand. And although you do want to provide some structured activities for your guests, it’s also a good idea to designate some downtime. It will give you all permission to recuperate during the busyness.
With these five ways to prepare for holiday visitors, your hosting will seem effortless and you’ll find yourself enjoying your guests instead of stressing about hosting. Take the time now to prepare to host your guests so that you can all enjoy your time together to the fullest. Happy Holidays from PathoSans!