6 top tips for hosting this Christmas!

 

Ahhh Christmas, time for eating copious amounts of chocolate, getting drunk and spending time with your nearest and dearest. However if you’ve got people coming to stay this Christmas, it can be quite a stressful time as you try to juggle gifts, food and trying to switch off from work. Our top tips on how to be ‘guest-ready’ will help you to focus on the important things, to avoid pointless and stressful chores.

Bits & bobs

Lots of clutter around the house leaves less room for socialising and creates an unsettled atmosphere. You want your guests to feel relaxed and at home, so move those unnecessary things out of the home, no-one wants to see life admin littered around the house.

Out of sight, out of mind

If your guests are only going to see certain areas of your home, make sure they are the areas you clean, rather than doing the house from top to bottom. It will save you precious time and energy.

Fresh fragrance

Adding scented candles to your home will give it a homely atmosphere as well as making your home smell amazing. Be sure to make sure the bins have been taken out, so there’s no nasty lingering smells that could frighten your guests away.

Clean sheets

Clean bed sheets are an absolute must when it comes to guests. Whilst they don’t need to be brand new, ensure they are stain-free and freshly washed.

If it’s broken, fix it

Everyone has those little diy jobs they just haven’t got round too yet, like a broken handle on  toilet seat, and chances are you probably no longer notice them. However your guests will, so get them fixed pronto!  

Scrub the tub!

A clean bathroom is essential, but buying a new bath mat and toiletries is a low cost way to make the bathroom a lot fresher.