Getting ready for the holidays starts with getting your home guest-ready for the entire season. Whether you're having a large family gathering, a small get-together with friends, or just know how frequently your doorbell rings with visitors, you want high-traffic areas of your home to be tidy and presentable. Below, we've got holiday cleaning tips and tools for the most visible areas of your home that you can tidy up in a single day.
The kitchen always seems to be the room everyone is drawn to during holiday gatherings. Maybe it's the familiar smells coming from your cooking. Or the place where you're mixing up a little liquid holiday cheer. Whatever draws people in, you can keep them there using these tips and tools:
If you're anything like us, you probably leave cleaning the bathroom last on the to-do list, before company arrives. This ensures that it's as clean as it can be and won't give away any signs of use. Remember to leave extra rolls of toilet paper in view and also a pack or two of safety matches, out of the reach of children, of course.
Last, but certainly not least, is creating a warm and inviting entryway. Make sure you have rugs for guests to wipe their feet, a place to keep their coats off the floor and a quick and easy pathway to the group. This ensures that the moment someone arrives, they'll feel welcome and and part of the festivities immediately. You'll also want to clean a few things beforehand.