Get Your Home Holiday-ReadyNovember 29th, 2011
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My absolute pleasure to post this article, written by Janette, about few simple tips, you’ll be able to create a guest-ready home.
Janette Ewen: As a stylist, I see first-hand how the holidays can be both joyous and overwhelming. With so many things to do, getting the house ready for entertaining can seem like an impossible task, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
No matter what you’re planning, here are the three things I recommend to get your home holiday-ready:
1. Create an air of celebration in your home throughout the holiday season.
One of the easiest—but most overlooked—ways of doing this is with scent. Look for a product that creates an inviting atmosphere and eliminates odours, like cooking smells. I like to stock up on Febreze Fabric Refresher, especially with the scent of ‘cranberries & frost’, which I use on cushions, couches and curtains before guests arrive. (Tip: Febreze holiday scented candles also make lovely hostess gifts.)
2. Keep cleaning products within easy reach for quick touch-ups.
I always have a bottle of Mr. Clean Disinfecting Spray in my bathroom to make sure surfaces are sparkling and clean before guests arrive. And a Swiffer Sweepervac in the front hall closet means I can quickly touch-up the floor as guests are walking to the front door.
3. Maintain order in the kitchen.
People love being in the kitchen at parties, perhaps because it’s the heart of the home. Keep a selection of nice biscuits and an assortment of teas on hand—perfect for welcoming unexpected guests. And try to load your dishwasher as the evening progresses to keep your counters clear and uncluttered. I also recommend using a tough grease-cutting dish detergent, like Dawn Power Scrubbers (which is from the makers of Cascade) for pots, pans and other tough jobs that you’re washing by hand.
With just these few simple tips, you’ll be able to create a guest-ready home, and have more time to enjoy spending with family and friends.
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