Are you hosting guests for the holidays? Now is the time to get ready. The holidays are just around the corner after all! Whether you’re hosting one guest or 20, preparing in advance and cleaning your home from top to bottom can help you feel more confident as you begin your holiday preparations. In this article, we’ll discuss what needs to be done to get your home ready for the upcoming chaos and happiness of holiday celebrations.

Confirm the Number of Guests

Know how many people you’re expecting to come to your home. Give extra consideration for anyone staying the night. If you’re having overnight guests, plan to deep clean guest spaces as well as dining areas and entertainment areas.

Overnight guests need a place to sleep, a place to put their clothes, a clean bathroom, and toiletries. Make a checklist of everything that needs to be done to prepare the various rooms where your guests will be spending time.

Clean High Traffic Areas

Even if your guests aren’t planning to spend the night, plan to clean high-traffic areas to ensure that your guests will have a positive experience in your home. These high-traffic areas include the kitchen, living room or den, and bathrooms. In warmer months, outdoor areas need to be cleaned as well as indoor areas.

Tips for cleaning high traffic areas:

  • Kitchen – Clean the fronts of your cabinets, degrease the front of your stove, clean inside your microwave and clean out your refrigerator before guests arrive.
  • Living room – Decluttering your living room will give it an instant facelift. You’d be amazed how much cleaner it looks when you clear surfaces like your coffee table and bookshelves.
  • Bathrooms – Don’t forget to empty the trash cans and restock the toilet paper in your bathrooms during the cleaning process. Small details like this signify to your guests that your bathroom has been prepared for their presence.

Prepare for the Unexpected

Think ahead for things you might need more of when the guests arrive. This might include extra food, utensils, blankets, pillows, towels, and more.

Put Away Breakable Items

Put away breakable items to avoid accidents during your holidays. Remember to put away items that may be dangerous for children coming to your home too.

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