The holidays are upon us! Whether hosting friends and family for a few hours or overnight, the key to getting your house ready for the holidays is to start as early as possible so that you can get back to what matters most, celebrating the season with your loved ones.
Cut the Clutter
The holidays provide an excellent opportunity to declutter. You’ll want to focus on one room at time. Dispose of items that are damaged. Sell or donate things that no longer serve a useful purpose, duplicate items, and anything that you haven’t used in more than six months and that don’t hold sentimental value.
Decorate Your Front Door
Create an inviting holiday entrance using garland, lights, and a seasonal mat. Fresh or artificial garland produces the same vibe. Make your door look extra festive with vintage finds, pinecones or branches, and ornaments. Pinterest has some great holiday decorating ideas for your front door.
Prepare the Guest Rooms
Make your guests feel welcome by taking the time to tidy up the guest room and bathroom. Make sure to stock up on toiletries for your guest bathroom, possibly providing a few extra items for them. Place a card with your guest Wi-Fi password in easily visible areas around your home.
Clean the Fridge and Oven
Clear out and deep clean the refrigerator and oven. Additionally, it’s a good idea to plan your dinner menu, ensuring you have all the ingredients you’ll need on hand. Some dishes, such as vegetables and desserts, can be prepped the day before. That will provide you with more time to mingle.
Have Your Carpets Professionally Steamed Cleaned
Other professional cleaning services to consider include tile and grout cleaning Phoenix, and drapery or blind cleaning. It’s a good idea to call and schedule a service as early as possible.