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Holiday Maintenance Checklist: Take it Room by Room

It’s that time of year again! There’s a cool crisp in the air, the leaves are turning red and orange, and we’re pulling out fall decor from storage to embrace the change of season. The holidays are a wonderful and exciting time of year, but can often bring forth inevitable stress once you begin your never-ending to-do list.

We’re here to help bring clarity and organization to your brain so that you can accomplish all your house goals while preparing for company or comfort this holiday season. Don’t forget to click the links to shop seasonal decor directly on Amazon!

First Impression Entry Way

First impressions are important when it comes to walking into your sanctuary or showing off your home to guests. How can you make it a space that feels clean and inviting?

  • Find a door mat that brings you joy

  • Treat yourself to a new wreath that rings true to the season

  • Fill your entryway with flowers and greenery that give off good energy

Bring Out The Seasonal Decor

Make each and every space feel cozy and intentional with seasonal decor. Take it room by room and consider what each space needs to complement your home’s overall vibe. Consider the tables, mantles, front porch, kitchen island, and bathrooms. Here are a few accessories you can easily add to elevate each space:

Make Kitchen Stations For Guests

Who doesn’t love a festive station? We do! One of our favorite recommendations for homeowners is to create zones and stations within the home that make sense for your everyday life. In regards to the holidays, make the kitchen a safe space that provides everything a guest is looking for. Have fun with coffee, hot chocolate, tea, and cocktails stations that can serve as a help-yourself station for guests. Make it a special treat!

Another station could serve as a snack bar for grab-and-go. Stock this area with granola bars, festive cookies, mini water bottles, and more. Setting up these stations will alleviate some of the pressure off you to keep your guests satiated throughout the day.

Be Gracious with Guest Rooms

The holidays are a time to come together and celebrate the meaning of the season with the people you love most. If you have guests or grown kids coming back into town, make them feel special and at home by going the extra mile. Here are some easy ways to accomplish this in the guest rooms and bathrooms:

  • Set up a tray or basket of goodies to leave on the bed or dresser

  • Stock up on essential toiletries in case they forgot to pack their own

  • Provide plenty of extra blankets and pillows to use at their convenience

  • Store extra toilet paper, feminine products, and a plunger nearby for easy access

Prepare To Be In + Out

Having visitors in town for the holidays also typically involves many plans out and about around town. This means people will be coming and going from the house, which can naturally cause messiness when you least expect it. Prepare for this inevitable chaos ahead of time by utilizing the coat closet or entryway to your disposal. Set a designated area for shoes, find a water-friendly landing spot for umbrellas, and provide ponchos in case of emergencies.

While you’re at it, consider what a down day would look like and prepare for that too. Get out books, games, puzzles, and arts and crafts that can keep everyone occupied when you need a little extra quiet time.

Remember, the holidays are supposed to be fun, relaxing, and full of love. Don’t overdo it and don’t overthink it! Be as prepared as possible ahead of time so that you can be fully present in the moment!

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