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Is Your Home Ready for Holiday Visitors?

Halloween has quickly come and gone and if you're anything like me, you just realized that Thanksgiving is in just over 2 weeks! Gah! For many of us this means welcoming visiting friends and family into our homes. Are you ready? It might seem like you have a lot to do, but relax; I’ve included a handy list of things to take care of before your guests start arriving! 


Check it out and clean it up

Make sure that all of your appliances are in good, working order. The last thing you need with a house full of guests is a broken dishwasher or an oven that needs to be cleaned!

Make space and declutter

Clean out the dressers and closets in the guest room(s) to ensure that your friends and family will feel comfortable and at home while away from home. 

Take stock

Make sure you have enough towels and bedding for all of your guests. I love Costco for fluffy towels and inexpensive, nice bedding for guests!


If your house isn’t already baby-proofed and if small children will be coming to stay or visit, take a little time to ensure that electrical outlets are safely covered, sharp edges are padded, and that valuable knick-knacks are out of harm’s way. 

Light your fire

Make sure that your fireplace and chimney are clean and in working order. Gathering around the fire with friends and family is a cozy way to spend time reminiscing and relaxing. 

Knock knock

Take a walk through your home and inspect all doors and windows. If the doors, hinges or latches are sticky or squeaky, make any necessary repairs before your guests arrive. This will ensure privacy for them AND for you! 

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