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Are you expecting company during the holiday season? It’s fun to spend time with friends and family, and we enjoy regularly hosting my family from out of town. Today I’m sharing a few easy ways that you can quickly get your home ready for guests and how to make your home more inviting during the holidays.
My house is in disarray at the moment. There’s an assortment of baby gear scattered around my home. We never know who’s going to drop in for a visit or if some of my family are going to drive over to spend a night or two. Stressing over getting your house ready for company can completely spoil a visit, so I’ve created a list of things to help prep go smoothly. Have you ever stayed with someone and they made you feel “at home”? I want everyone who stays with us to be relaxed and enjoy their visit. I often stage our guest bedroom similar to a hotel. On top of the usual guest preparations such as putting clean linens on the bed, I’ll put out snacks, toiletries, books, and various other items. This is what I do most years or any other time that I have guests to stay over, but this year, just before the holidays too, one of the spotlights I have in the guest room broke on me. So I had to look at sites like https://barnettelectrical.com/electrical/professional-lighting-repair/ to get a professional in ASAP to come and fix it for me before my guests arrived, and luckily, the problem was solved just in time.
Anyways, once that palarver was out of the way, one of the quickest ways we decided to freshen up the home for holiday guests is to use candles or some form of air freshener. I try to keep an assortment of Glade® jar candles, PlugIns® air freshener, aerosols, and automatic spray units to help our home stay smelling fresh. They have a new line of limited edition holiday fragrances. It includes fragrances such as Tree Lighting Wonder™, Cozy Cider Sipping™, Candy Sprinkling Joy™, and Frosting With Love™, with the tagline Magic, We Have A Fragrance For That™. We have three cats and two dogs, and I try to keep our home from smelling like our pets. Glade® products make it easier to mask a recently-used litter box. The Glade® automatic spray can help cover bathroom odors, while PlugIns® air fresheners make the main room in our home smell inviting. My favorite Glade® product is the simple glass jar candles, which can quickly fill a room with fragrance that lingers after the candle is snuffed out.
Holiday house guest checklist:
- Ask your houseguest about possible allergies
- Clean the bedroom and dust
- Empty space in the closet and chest
- Wash bed linens
- Lay out an extra blanket and a selection of pillows
- Create a basket of travel essentials
- Place towels and wash cloths in the room
- Leave a few snacks and bottles of water
- Consider providing some reading materials or other activity
- Write down your WiFi network and password
- Provide a notepad and some pens
- Give your houseguest a spare key
- Write down pertinent information in case of an emergency
- Consider sending guests home with a memento from their visit
I picked up our Glade® products from our local Kroger store while I was shopping for supplies to stock our pantry for guests. They had a great selection of products and scents including the Glade® Holiday Limited Edition Fragrances. I even picked up an extra Glade® Tree Lighting Wonder™ jar candle to send home with my aunt to remind her of the visit. We will cherish the memories decorating our freshly cut tree. Be on the lookout for Glade® Holiday Limited Edition Fragrances on display at your local Kroger store now!
Are you expecting guests this holiday season? What do you do to make your home more inviting during the holidays?