The holidays are coming, and that means parties, visiting relatives, special get-togethers, and sometimes anxiety. To keep your sanity through the upcoming celebrations, now is the time to prepare. Here are 8 tips to help you sail through in style, ready to welcome friends and family with warmth and joy into your house.
Spending a little time clearing out clutter will help you feel calmer about welcoming guests. When you add decorations, the effect will be festive, not overwhelming.
2. Get the Kitchen Ready
Now's the time to stock up on staples for holiday cooking. Do you need butter? Parchment paper for baking? Vanilla extract? Any supplies you can pick up ahead of time will reduce the risk of a last-minute run to a packed grocery store during the holiday season.
3. Prepare the Guest Rooms
Put fresh linens on the bed, set out towels, dust, vacuum, and overall get the space ready to graciously welcome your guests. Doing all these house chores in advance will also help to alleviate any last-minute stress.
4. Decorate Accordingly
Set aside some time to enjoy adding a few seasonal items to your decor and get your home in a holiday mood. Setting the mood with proper decorations will ensure your family and guests are in the holiday spirit.
5. Use Seasonal Holiday Scents
Cinnamon, pine, apple cider - any scent that makes you feel the holiday spirit can be added to your home in a freshening spray, candle or potpourri.
6. Tackle the Big Stuff
Is there a house chore you've been putting off, such as deep cleaning or clearing out that cluttered closet? You'll feel calmer and more confident if you just get it out of the way. Don't waste another minute worrying about it; the chore is almost always easier than the dread.
7. Add Space for Guests to Sleep
If you need more sleeping space, adding a sleeper sofa or chaise lounge that folds out into a bed will turn your living area into another guest room. Our quick ship furniture is ready in-stock, so it can be in your house in 3-5 days.
8. Remember to relax
The holidays are a time to celebrate with family and friends. Remember to enjoy the people and events you love and don't worry if everything isn't Pinterest-perfect.
Spending a little time cleaning and preparing for the upcoming holidays is an investment that will pay off in relaxed, joyful celebrations for the season. Feel the most relaxed you ever have this holiday season by following our eight simple tips and enjoy your time with family and friends. Give yourself the gift of advance preparations, and from all of us here at Club Furniture, Happy Holidays!