With the holidays upon us, it’s time to get your home looking and feeling festive. Here are the five must do’s to get your home holiday ready:
1. Entrance First
Make a great first impression with a beautiful holiday entrance. Make your own wreath (or buy one if you’re short on time) to display on your front door. Decorate your front entrance way so guests feel instantly festive once they walk in the door. It can make all the difference!
2. Prepare for elderly guests and babies
One of the nicest things about the holidays is having several generations of friends and family under one roof. Get some baby toys in if you have some little guests coming and ensure that your house is accessible for elderly visitors to prevent any accidents.
3. Clean the fridge and oven
Both of these seem like small simple things but will make a big difference when you’re cooking and then after the holidays. Your fridge and your oven will be the two busiest spots in your kitchen over the holidays so keep them clean to avoid less clean up post holidays.
4. Meal Prep
We all focus on the big meals over the holidays but it is easy to forget to stock up on ingredients for the day to day meals. Before all your guests arrive, plan ahead and cook up a week’s worth of food for the freezer so you will always have back up!
5. Holiday scents
The easiest and best way to get your house ready for the holidays is to get it smelling like the holidays. Use essential oils such as balsam needle, eucalyptus, citrus, cloves and vanilla to create your own holiday scent.