The holiday season is upon us, so it's time to open our homes to friends and family. Whether you're hosting a Christmas dinner or have overseas guests staying with you, ensuring you have an organised home can make a significant difference in creating a warm and welcoming environment. In this blog, we explore ways to prepare your home for guests during the holiday season.
Declutter and Clean
Before diving into guest preparations, start with a deep cleaning session. It’s always good to do a full clean of your whole home. If time doesn’t allow for a deep clean, decluttering common areas and guest spaces will create an inviting environment. A tidy home not only looks appealing but also provides a more comfortable space for your guests. Some important areas to declutter are the living areas, kitchen and entryway.
Organise Your Kitchen
If your guests will be joining you for a meal, make sure the kitchen is well-stocked and organised. Clean out the refrigerator to make space for leftovers and ensure easy access to cooking and serving utensils. Check if you need any extra plates, cutlery, serveware or chairs. Organise your kitchen so essential items are easy to access for guests.
Another great way to organise your kitchen for guests is to set up a drinks station. Creating an area where guests can help themselves to drinks will take the pressure off yourself. Designate a section of your kitchen bench to stock with drinks, ice and glasses.
Organise Guest Bedroom
If you have guests staying with you overnight, pay extra attention to the guest bedroom. Guest rooms are often used for storage when not in use, so these items need to be moved. Decluttering your whole home will help you find a place for unnecessary items stored in guest rooms. Ensure fresh linens, blankets, and pillows are available. Clear out unnecessary items from wardrobes and drawers to provide ample space for your guests to unpack.