It’s that time of year again, preparing for the holidays! However, all the planning, cooking, and cleaning can cause a lot of stress.
Before you get overwhelmed with what feels like an endless to-do list to get your house ready for your guests, we want to give you everything you need to know about organizing your home for the holidays.
So, today, we’ll be sharing the top 4 tips you need before this season begins.
1. Deep Clean The Kitchen
This time of year, our kitchens get used 10x more than they do during the rest of the year.
Take the time now to deep clean everything from the light fixtures to the baseboards so that there is one less thing on your to-do list.
Plus, as you’re preparing food for everyone, this will give you a little extra peace of mind knowing that your surfaces are clean beforehand, and you can dive straight into getting the dishes done.
2. Clean The Garage
You might be wondering why we’re suggesting cleaning the garage, when more than likely, your guests won’t even step foot in the door.
That’s a good point, but we have a good reason. Besides family time, good food, and making memories, the decorations are a huge tradition for people.
And before you try to find where the bins got tossed last year, try to take an hour and organize your garage so that you’re not causing more work for yourself.
Grab your phone, turn on your favorite music and start sorting through boxes to make it easier for the future.
If you can, designate an area for all your decorations. That way, you know where to put them away and to get them next year. You’ll be glad that you did!
3. Look At The Rooms With Fresh Eyes
Whether you’re getting ready for a last-minute guest or are cleaning ahead of time, we recommend you take a look at your home with a fresh pair of eyes.
Now, this might sound like a strange recommendation, but there is a purpose. Since we live in our house every day, we can get used to the random pile of clutter hidden away in different rooms, but it will be very noticeable to your guests.
Pay attention to the small details, like the corners, closets, floors, living rooms, and bathrooms, because these are often where the mess collects.
Besides the cleaning aspect, looking through your home with a fresh pair of eyes allows you to notice things your guests might need, like towels, hangers, soap, etc.
You can leave the needed items on the guest bed, so they can see them right away as they walk in.
4. Downsize Your Decor
To coincide with the tip about cleaning out your garage, you might want to consider downsizing the amount of decor you’re storing in your home.
Ask yourself these two questions: “Do I love it?” and “When was the last time I used it?”
By asking yourself these things, you can determine whether or not to keep them. Any item you haven’t used in the last year, besides family heirlooms, consider donating to your local thrift shop.
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