It’s the day after Thanksgiving, which for us means it’s a full day of Christmas decorating and holiday prep! Do you decorate with a particular plan in place? Do you prep the house with guests mind? On the Lowe’s website here, you’ll find a whole bunch of project ideas to help ensure a holiday ready home for guests. In fact, a few weeks ago, I shared some home decorating tips and awesome projects from Lowe’s following the Lowe’s Holiday Ready Home live webcast. We usually have friends over a various points during the month of December, as well as out of town family. Making sure our house is decorated nicely & prepped for guests is important. So, here are a few tips for getting the house ready for guests during the holiday season!1. CLEAN. Do a really thorough cleaning of the house now. Then, you’ll just need to do maintenance cleaning during the month and won’t feel stressed if guests drop by or the night before parties! 🙂
2. ORGANIZE & PURGE. Tackle an organization project or two to free up space, take inventory, and purge unwanted stuff. It makes things look so much nicer and it’s great to have extra space before the holidays. We just tackled a HUGE overhaul of the garage (I’ll be sharing more of that in the upcoming months). And, we did a whole organization makeover in the pantry. It’s amazing how much difference some small changes can make!
3. INVITING ENTRY WAY. Whether you have a front porch, deck, yard, or just a front door, making it festive and inviting is such a nice way to greet guests. It can be as simple or elaborate as you want, but entry way decor really sets the tone. Last year, we made some topiary Christmas trees that I just love. They look great in our front entry! 4. HAVE GUEST ITEMS AVAILABLE. Make sure you have items for guests on hand – cute boxes of tissues, extra toilet paper in the bathroom, holiday themed soaps, maybe even some personal gifts. You could even have some holiday spice bath salts to have in the bathroom or a fun candy/gum bouquet out for guests to share.
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Disclosure: As a member of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Creators & Influencers Network, this is part of a sponsored campaign with Lowe’s. I received a Lowe’s gift card to complete my projects. However, all ideas, opinions, & experiences are entirely my own.