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The Holidays Are Coming! Simple Tips To Holiday Home Prep for Company!

November 29th, 2016

With the holiday season right around the corner, you may find yourself in a frenzy trying to  find time to prep your home for guests. This time of year is all about bringing family and friends together in unity to celebrate each other – and there is no better place to do that than in the comfort of your own home. We’ve come up with a few tips to help holiday home prep that won’t take a lot of time and are super simple!

Quick Declutter! Make a priority list with the most important aspects of decluttering. A great place to start is by clearing off countertops of unnecessary items. If you don’t use it everyday, put it away! That goes for old magazines, coffee table junk, the place where your spouse always empties their pockets. Small steps make a big difference and remember – out of sight, out of mind!

Stock the Necessities! One thing you’re guaranteed to need more of while guests visit is toilet paper! Stock up on extra tissue and while you’re at it grab some bathroom essentials that will help guests who may not have brought their own toiletries. If your guest bathroom linens are looking shabby, grab some hotel-style white towels to hang for a finishing touch on the bathroom.

Create a Great Smell! Whether you love the smell of fresh baked cookies or cinnamon scented candles – find a scent that will create a warm, welcoming smell throughout your home. Try adding a bit of essential oil to a cotton ball and adding it to your vacuum cleaner before you vacuum! Try a blend of clove and sweet orange oil for a fragrant holiday smell.

No matter who is coming to visit, just remember they are coming to spend time with you and yours, so don’t become a stress ball trying to make things perfect. Your Union Park home will impress as is, especially if you follow our quick tips before guests arrive!