If you are hosting for the holidays, you may feel overwhelmed. But there are some things you can do right now to prepare.
- Plan the menu & agenda Figure out what you are cooking and what everyone else will bring, plan entertainment (games, activities, music), & write out a basic agenda centered on meal time.
- Stock up Go ahead and purchase non-perishable items on your menu, any supplies needed for activities, and lots of toilet paper/soap/paper towels/tissues.
- Clean Start now with deep cleaning the rooms that will be occupied, then keep up with basic weekly cleanings until the event. Call and schedule any carpet/duct cleaning needed to freshen things up before the guests arrive.
- Decorate Once your space is clean, it is time to dress it up. You might even want to create some unique DIY decorations that will also serve as conversation starters. Upcycle old decor by adding new elements or start fresh with a trip to the hobby store.
If you start early, you can take your time and have fun with holiday planning and prep.