It’s that time of year again, when the weather cools and our focus turns to the inside of our homes. If we’re expecting house guests over the holidays our focus becomes even clearer as we prepare for house guests. People talk a lot about Spring cleaning but we know better. Fall cleaning with guests arriving is a busy, extended period of time pretty much from the beginning of November through the day after New Years. If you have any energy left after you clean, clean some more and then clean a bit more, here are some thoughtful ideas on preparing your house before they arrive.
Guest Bedroom – Lighting working, night-light, lite detergent and non-allergy dryer sheets, new item like a new colorful blanket on the foot of the bed – doesn’t look like you just opened up the door from the last time they were in the room. New set of Flannel Sheets provide a soft and warm welcome to your guests.odor eater. Check your ceiling areas for cobwebs, nothing like a cobweb to ruin all the cleaning you did at eye level.
Guest Bathroom – Put extra toilet paper in site. Cute little holders. odor eaters. night-light, lights working. Tissues – time of year popular for colds. Have them coordinate with linens. Add a new Hand, Wash and Bath towel set to brighten and freshen the room from the last time they came.
Last touches. Candle so your home smells of the candle fragrance and not your usual home smell. Also adds a nice ambiance to your living space. Take time to remember if there was anything they mentioned last time that prompts you with ideas for their stay? Do they always forget a certain item? Do they typically ask for certain pain relievers or cold medicines. If you have a lot of cooking planned, please do try to prep or pre-cook as much as you can ahead of time. Choose some snacks to have on hand that require little work: A nut bowl with nut crackers, a homemade snack mix, chips and pre-made dips or salsas. Now relax and plan to relax as best you can this holiday season and enjoy the time you have to spend with friends and family.