Getting Ready for Holiday Guests
Prepare Your Home for the Holiday Season
The holiday season is officially upon us, which means the March of Guests is about to begin. Whether it’s for a party, an open house, or a long weekend, we’re sharing a few tips to help get your home holiday-ready this season.
1. Signature Scent: Skip the candle and create a scent that suits your home perfectly. Here are four scents you can simmer on the stove as you get ready for visitors – or to help you relax.
2. Stock Up: Get your fridge and pantry ready for the holidays by stocking up on delicious – and practical – goods. Need some ideas for last-minute snacks? Here are 10 great ideas for when a neighbor drops by or to quickly recharge after an outing with visiting family.
3. Set the Stage: Not quite ready to haul out the boxes and bins full of holiday décor? Or wish to keep your décor minimal yet welcoming? We hear you loud and clear. Here are 10 simple ideas to get your home holiday guest ready.
Is your home on the market during the holidays? A simple wreath on the door, a mat to wipe wet shoes, and a standing coat rack in the entryway’s corner will help potential buyers feel welcomed during an open house.
4. Schedule It: A packed agenda can feel overwhelming for some visitors, but having a general plan for a group outing or two helps prevent cabin fever from hitting your home. Bonus points if you post it on the fridge for all to see. Not sure where to start? Here are a few of our bookmarked pages: Portland Monthly’s weekly events update, Willamette Weekly’s calendar, Red Tricycle Portland for family-specific activities, and Oregon Live’s holiday event guide. Need a holiday cocktail? We’ll check out Eater PDX for a few ideas.
How do you get ready for holiday house guests? Have an annual tradition? Please share below!
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