The holiday season is a magical time, but when you host and entertain guests, the festivities come with a lot of stress! Whether you are hosting Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas or New Years Eve, we want to help you prepare for holiday hosting, so we’ve put together some tips and tricks for getting your home ready for the hustle and bustle of the season:
1. Make a List
The ultimate way to reduce stress and chaos leading up to opening your home to guests is to live by a list. Having your tasks in one place will make your hosting preparations feel much more manageable – plus, crossing each item off will make your feel like a holiday super hero!
2. Plan Ahead
To avoid cramming everything into the day before (or of!) your event, try to check some items off your list ahead of time. There are a lot of things that can be done and out of the way ahead of time, such as polishing your silver, washing your china and crystal and cleaning & ironing your holiday linen. You can even set your table the week leading up to your party.
3. First Impressions are Key
The entryway is the first thing your guests will see as they enter your home. Make sure the floor is mopped and the rug has been cleaned if you have one. If you have curtains or drapery, make sure they are dust-free. Add that special extra touch with your favorite holiday decor on your doorstep and in entryway to welcome your guests to the festivities.
4. Make Overnight Guests Feel at Home
If you have guests staying overnight, make sure to prepare the guest bedrooms for them. Make the bed with freshly cleaned linens and place clean towels in the bathroom. To really make your guest feel at home, place a vase of fresh flowers, magazines and a bottle of water on their bedside table.
5. Call in the Professionals
You don’t need to do it all yourself! Let Fabricare take on some of the heavy lifting so YOU can enjoy your holiday season to the fullest. HomeCare by Fabricare can help you clean everything in your home: rugs, upholstery, bedspreads, blankets, comforters, tablecloths, window treatments, furniture and beyond. HomeCare will add the sparkle back into the holidays with convenient on-site cleaning that will leave your home ready to host the holidays! Learn more at homecarebyfabricare.net