Sun. Oct 21st, 2018

A Quick Checklist for Getting Guest-Ready for the Holidays

It’s that time of year again. The holidays are coming and with them family and friends from out of town. If you do not have time for a profound organizational purge, here’s a quick checklist to get your home guest ready:

If they are staying in a room that is rarely used, do not skimp out on changing the sheets. Vacuum everywhere, including under the bed. Eliminate what clutter there’s and save in bins, rather out of sight, for now.

The room should have enough blankets and pillows to be comfortable. If home decor is not something, make it easy on yourself: HomeGoods, TJ Maxx, and Marshall’s have excellent quality pillow packs for under $25. Do not forget to pick up some allergen free pillow protectors also.

Take a few moments to dust. A little dusting makes a massive difference, especially when you have animals that drop. Take down your curtains. Spray them with Febreze and toss in the dryer on the low cycle for dust-free drapes. Do not forget the ceiling blade lovers!

Make some room in the cupboard and drawers. If you simply cannot make room, say they are staying in your children’s room, all isn’t lost. You are able to turn their suitcases into makeshift dressers by picking up some luggage racks. Lay hanging hooks over the bedroom and closet doors, so your visitors will have clothes hang space.

Now it is time for the guest bathroom. After being kept at a Cabinet without being used for quite a very long time, linens can find a little musty. Wash them. Then spray the shower, sink, and bathroom with bleach and soap scum remover. Toss an automatic toilet bowl cleaner in the tank. In case you’ve got a shower liner, check if it needs replacing. Stock the cupboard with basic toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and pain reliever). Your guests will most likely bring their own, but if they forget something, you do not need to ship them dripping wet from the shower to search for it. The identical standard goes for toilet paper. Ensure to have extra rolls available that may be accessible.

Create a list of things that your guests need to know. Will they require a spare set of keys? Security codes? Is there one catchy socket in your house they should steer clear of?

Move, conceal, or throw away any items that match these criteria: out of date, embarrassing, private, breakable.

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