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Five ways to prepare your home for holiday visitors!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

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Summer time means socialising!! And sometimes, extended guests... 
Having visitors can be both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, it’s great to have company and relax with friends. But on the other hand, preparing your home for guests over the holidays can be a stressful experience. There are, however, a couple of steps that you can take to make the endeavour much easier on yourself. Follow these five steps to quickly and efficiently prepare your home for guests over the holidays.

Tidy
First you should do a quick scan of the house and make sure that everything is neat and tidy. Put things back where they should be, and try to make sure that there is as little clutter as possible. If you have guest bedrooms, prioritise them first. If not, make sure to tidy the area where your guests will be sleeping.

Clean
Once the house is tidy, it’s time to clean. Wash the floors, vacuum and wipe down all your surfaces. Make sure to wash the guest sheets and pillow cases and make their sleeping areas as clean and tidy as possible.

De-Clutter
Okay, so you’ve tidied and cleaned but there still seems to be clutter. This is when it’s time to bring out the storage boxes and pack everything away. This doesn’t have to be forever. Perhaps you like a bit of clutter. But it’s safest to get rid of it all while your guests are coming to stay. Fort Knox Storage offer a number of options to help you de-clutter. Have a look at what they’ve got and you will find the storage that is right for you. 




Stock Up
Once the cleaning is done, you should stock up on essential items. It’s all good and well to run out of soap, but not while you have guests. Take a trip to the supermarket and buy food that will last as well as toiletries and essentials. This will help to make your guest’s stay as comfortable as possible.

Decorate
It’s nice to decorate your guest rooms a little bit. This doesn’t have to take a lot of time. Maybe a vase with some flowers, or a painting you’ve been meaning to hang up. The chances are that you have something lying around that can be used to spruce up the guest room. It’s not an essential thing to do, but it may help your visitors to feel more at home.

You don’t need to spend a huge amount of time getting your home ready for guests. It is, however, important to take note of the above steps. Your guests aren’t going to feel comfortable in a dirty, messy house. Likewise if you don’t have the essential day-to-day items that are used to. Just use common sense and your guests are sure to have a lovely, relaxing stay....
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