With the Holidays coming up, it’s time to get warm and cozy. Well not so fast, with the Holidays also come guests. And while your friends and family probably won’t judge you for a messy house, you still want to make them feel at home in your home. Here are some tips to declutter and get your home ready for all of the visitors this winter.
First Impressions are Everything
You want your guests to feel welcome and at home in your home. If you have friends and family staying with you during the holidays, this is especially true. Make sure your guest bathroom and bedroom are well stocked for your guests. This includes plenty of blankets, toiletries, and other items that might make one feel at home during the holidays such as their favorite drinks or snacks.
Deep Clean and Clean Some More
Most of us go into hibernation mode when it starts to get cold. Before you do this, it’s time to deep clean your house. This means all of the floors, surfaces, windows, grout, etc. It might even be worth hiring a housecleaner to get a really deep clean done. This way you will be ready for a long winter indoors as well as ready for visitors.
Clear the Clutter
Another thing to do is to clean out all of the clutter. This is a fall version of your Spring cleaning. Make sure to stow away items that you won’t use during the winter as well, such as clothes and beach gear. Any other items that you may not want should be collected, boxed, and donated. Doing this will allow you to enjoy our home and not be distracted by all of the extra things that you have accumulated throughout the year. It also frees up space for your loved ones.
Add that Lived-In Holiday Touch
Now that everything have been cleaned and decluttered, you want to make sure your home still feels homey. Make sure items that are special or provide you with function are out and available for your use. You want to strike a balance between clear of clutter and stark.
Now that you have your home clean and clear you can focus on what is really important. A deep clean once or twice a year is essential for keeping your life and home in order. Before the Holidays is no better time to do this.
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