The holiday season is here, and with shorter days seem to come longer to-do lists. Your checklist becomes easier to manage when you tackle it early and break it down into smaller steps. If it’s your turn to host, it’s never too early to start your holiday home preparation.
Eliminate the Stress from Your Holiday Home Preparation
Plan Your Menu and Your Day
Before the big day, sit down and plan the menu. Stock up on non-perishables but wait until the week of the event to grab your perishables. Then, organize your week-of game plan. How soon will you need to start defrosting? When will you start baking and ironing the tablecloth? Make the day more manageable by scheduling every step.
Organize Your Kitchen and Gift-Wrapping Essentials
Holidays are great motivators to get your household storage in order. Are your kitchen cabinets a jumble of pots and pans? Do you have trouble finding certain spices and ingredients in the back of your pantry? Now is the time to get your kitchen in order. While you’re organizing, set aside all the dishes and utensils you’ll need for the holidays. Make sure you untangle those ribbons and organize those wrapping paper rolls too.
Make Your Living Room Feel Cozy and Warm
You don’t have to paint the walls or replace furniture to make your space more holiday-friendly. Just invest in a few simple additions. Warm up your living room with floor-to-ceiling drapery, layers of fluffy blankets and pillows, and other decorative updates that will keep visitors cozy while softening the look of the room.
Stock the Bathroom and Guest Room
If your holiday guests are staying overnight, consider everything they’ll need. Do they have drawer and closet space, clean sheets on the bed and clean towels in the bathroom? Get all the laundry and cleaning out of the way now, so you don’t have to worry about their accommodations while you’re shopping for ingredients and wrapping gifts. Right before they arrive, add some fresh flowers for that extra touch of hospitality.
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