Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests

5 Things to Do to Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests


Can you believe the holidays are just around the corner? They’ll be here before we know it, which is why I’ve outlined 5 important things to do to prepare your home for holiday guests this season!

Best Things to Do to Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests:

1. Deep Clean it

One of the most important things to do to prepare your home for holiday guests is to keep it clean and tidy. Deep cleaning includes the nitty-gritty like wiping baseboards, vacuuming cobwebs from ceilings and vents, dusting fans and blinds, and organizing your pantry and linen closet. If you take a week to spread out your deep cleaning tasks early on in the season, you’ll thank yourself later, once it’s actually grinding time. AKA when the holiday season hits and things get hectic.

Having a deep-cleaned home at the start of the holiday season will relieve so much stress for you during the actual season. If this seems too stressful for you, try delegating tasks to family members. If that’s not an option, you could always hire a cleaning crew this once to come in and deep clean your home. It will be well worth the investment, believe me.

All in all though, deep cleaning your home is probably the first thing you should do to prepare your home for holiday guests. They will appreciate entering your home, which is clean and tidy and does not have a year’s worth of grime on the baseboards.

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2. Repair it

You’ll definitely want to try to squeeze in any essential repairs before the holidays. Guest room toilet broken? Get it repaired. Heater upstairs not working? Get it repaired. Dishwasher broken? Get it fixed. Whatever is broken or not working, that could somehow affect your guests or your sanity, get it repaired. When the busy holiday season arrives, your guests will appreciate coming to your home and everything working properly.

The last thing you want is to embarrass your guests by going to the bathroom to find the toilet or fan isn’t working!

3. Stock up on basic essentials

Another thing to consider to prepare your home for holiday guests is to stock up on your basic essentials. Things like toilet paper, paper towels, baking supplies, firewood etc. Whatever you use regularly and might run out of, try buying a bit extra before the season begins. That way if last-minute guests ask to stop by, you have extra supplies to whip up a batch of cookies. Even better, you won’t have to run to the store during a blizzard or during busy shopping time.

You’ll feel much more prepared and less stressed if you have what you need and then some during this time.

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4. Stock up on entertaining goods

To prepare your home for holiday guests, I also recommend stocking up on entertaining goods. Things like mixed nuts, wine, liquor, charcuterie staples, board games, etc.

However you like to entertain, I’d recommend working ahead of schedule. Have your holiday china and stemware out, cleaned and polished, ready to be used during this season. It’ll save you time and energy to be prepared, stocked up and ready to have a good time, any time.

5. Make space for your guests

If guests are staying over for a few days, try making space in a closet or dresser for them. Whatever you need to do so your guests have a place to put their things and feel as though they’re wanted and welcome and not imposing or causing an inconvenience on you. This step is a great way to really make guests feel comfortable in your home, and also save yourself during this busy time.

There are many things you can do in advance to get ahead of the game and prepare your home for holiday guests this season. I hope you loved these tips and that they help you prepare and feel ready to connect with your loved ones and enjoy this wonderful time of the year!

5 Things to Do to Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests

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