Having guests and family over to your home can be exciting, but it also requires a lot of busy work on your end. You might feel the need to get your home in impeccable shape in anticipation of welcoming your loved ones in, so if the thought of having to prep for their arrival has you stressed, no need to worry. Here’s a guide that will have your home in tip-top shape in no time.
Revamp the Guest Room
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Whether you like it or not, friends and family members will invite themselves over to your home throughout the year. After a couple of glasses of wine, some of them might need to spend the night. You’ll want to organize your guest room so that it’s clean enough for someone to use. Consider revamping the look of the room to impress your loved one. A well-designed room will wow anyone. You don‘t have to go crazy, but simply adding a few decorations and keeping your colors coordinated can really make a room feel more welcoming.
Do you feel like dust bunnies breed faster than real bunnies? Dusting is one of the worst chores, especially for people who suffer from allergies or asthma. Still, it’s a necessary chore. Otherwise, your guests won’t remember anything about your home other than the film of dust lurking in every corner.
The good news is that a lot of clever cleaners and inventors have streamlined the dusting process. With the right tools and tactics, you should have no problem chasing away dust bunnies. Just remember to wear a mask if you do have health issues. Also, dust carefully in the areas where you have delicate decorations. You don’t want to dislodge anything.
Check Your HVAC System
One of the unwritten responsibilities of hosting is that you have to keep all of your guests comfortable. That requires you to consider potential calamities ahead of time. How would your visitors feel if the heat or air conditioning went out while they were over? Freezing or hot guests aren’t happy ones, and you don’t want disgruntled loved ones talking nastily about your ice party.
You’ll want to check your HVAC unit to verify that it’s working properly. Unless you have professional training, you should hire an expert to do maintenance. Their expertise is crucial to recognizing potentially faulty hardware. By spending a few dollars on a service call, you’ll feel confident about your ability to keep your guests comfortable this holiday season.
The only awkward aspect of having lots of guests is the tight space. Adding only a few people to a room can turn the floor plan from open to claustrophobic. You don’t want to accentuate the problem by letting a lot of junk take up precious space. Take this opportunity to declutter.
Stack all your clutter into multiple groupings. Label one as essentials, another as likely keepers, and the third as giveaways. When you stack your items, consider the correct placement for each item. You’ll quickly have a pile of nonessentials that you can remove from your home, creating more space for guests.
Getting your home ready for guests and family can feel overwhelming. If you follow these four tips, however, you’ll find the process less stressful.